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January 2015

New Year’s Resolutions from a Theological Perspective

by Dan Delzell, Pastor of Wellspring Lutheran Church , Papillion, Neb “I am going to do this or that differently in the new year. And I mean it this time!” Who hasn’t set off with great intentions on January 1? By the end of the first month however, things often seem to have settled back into “status quo” mode.  So is there a solution to this “resolution riddle” and this new year’s quandary? Actually, yes.  And believe it or not, the solution is found in the Bible.  When we approach this issue from a theological perspective, we begin to see

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New Year’s Resolutions by Grace

At the beginning of another year, people will make new resolutions. But should Christians make these New Years commitments? In this lab, John Piper shows that resolutions can be deeply Christian and grace-filled. I love these points that Piper makes about how resolutions are based in God’s grace: A resolve (at least here) is a desire for God to do something in and through us. It is your resolve and your work, but it is done by “faith” (2 Thessalonians 1:11) — that is, in reliance upon God. The result of this kind of resolve and this kind of work

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Glenn Leatherman

I am first of all a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ. I affirm Evangelical Christian beliefs as well as  Gospel driven in philosophy of ministry. I am married to Ann and am raising 2 wonderful boys – Jonathan and Andrew. My purpose is to build disciplemaking disciples that are becoming fishers of men in fully displaying of God’s Glory in all things. Learn more

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