1. Foreword - Get Intimate with God in 2016
Instead of making the same old New Year's resolutions, this year why not make
resolutions that matter, those that have real meaning, and have eternal
I. New Year's Day
II. This Sunday in Church - 2nd Sunday After Yeldho
Bible Readings for This Sunday (January
Sermons for This Sunday (January
III. Featured Articles on New Year's Day
Three Things Not To Worry About In The New Year
What we really need to know can be summed up in one sentence - Will God take
care of us in the new year? Will he or won't he? If he will, then we don't have
much to worry about. If he won't, then we're in a heap of trouble. ...
The Redemptive Value of New Year's Resolutions
Thinking about New Years and what resolutions I want to make this year. I, for
one, see God's grace in the close of one year and the dawn of another. This
yearly cycle gives us the opportunity to take inventory of where we stand in
relation to our Creator; are we seeking first the kingdom of God and His
righteousness (Matt. 6:33)? ...
Ten Ways to Grow Spiritually This Year
Instead of making "new year's resolutions" each year, I sit down with God and
set some spiritual goals for the next year to ensure that during the time I am
aging another year, physically, I will also be aging another year, spiritually.
I want to make sure, also, that there is fruit developing from my life instead
of being a sponge that continues to soak it all in, but gives little out. ...
Homily for the New Year: Inner Peace
When we live our time in a contemplative way with God, there will be no more
room for fear. When Jesus came the angels proclaimed glory to God and peace to
men. And Jesus, before leaving his disciples, told them: "I will give you my
peace". It is the inner peace. ...
IV. Featured Articles On Flight To/From Egypt
The Return of Christ to Israel
Jesus did not come to earth with the pomp and circumstance of an earthly
king. No. Although He was born in Bethlehem, He was known as a 'hick from the
sticks.' Jesus was the King who was despised and rejected. And He did it all for
us, to liberate us, for the glory of His Father. ...
Meditation on Matthew 2:19-23
Like all godly parents, Joseph and Mary raised the child Jesus in the fear and
wisdom of the Lord. Joseph was given a unique task as the guardian and protector
of Mary and of Jesus. What can we learn from the example and witness of Joseph?
Jesus of Nazareth, The King of The Jews
Often on crucifixes you see the letters I.N.R.I., the Latin abbreviation for
"Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews." This is found at John 19:19. The Jews
did not object to "Jesus of Nazareth" but they did object to "King of the Jews."
Poem - Out of Egypt
If only fathers still could hear
God's clear message of alarm,
that the powers of the earth
are focused on their children's harm
V. General Weekly Features
Health: 10 Tips for Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet in 2016
Start the new year off right by giving your body what it truly craves: a healing
plant-based diet that will help you drop those stubborn extra pounds and feel
great! Mary Wendt, MD, offers helpful tips to ease you into a sustainable vegan
diet that could drastically improve your life. ...
Recipe: Curried Sweet Potato Pancakes
If you are looking for a unique item to eat on New Year's
Day after all the partying, here it is. ...
Family Special: God's Plan for Marriage and Family
This is the basic
structure that God sets for the family: a man who loves his wife; a woman who
loves her husband; and children conceived within their stable, lasting, and
faithful union of mutual support and love, and raised in the holy fear of the
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