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FOUR THINGS TO REMEMBER TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF THE NEW YEAR – Pastor Emmanuel Iren

Happy New Year! As we celebrate the new year, long after the euphoria fades, here are 4 things to remember so as to get the best out of this year.

1. Be Christ-centered
John 3:16 connotes that what God did in Christ has an effect on our lives. This love that God has demonstrated through the death of Christ, bestowed on us a responsibility.
That love equally motivates us. (1Corinthians 5:14)

As a consequence, therefore, your relationship with people around you should be in Christ stead. You must continue with the same intensity as the son of God did. And this is for all believers.

We are simply to ask God for his plan for the new year and surrender to it. 2018 should be a God-first kind of year for you. As a church, Jesus is our biggest plan for the Year

2. MASTER THE ART OF JOY

Christianity is about delightful sacrifices. Matthew 13:44
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field”.

The only way you can be consistently happy is if your joy is hinged on Christ. Click To Tweet

Joy is a fruit of your spirit as a believer.
You must, therefore, choose to be thankful although the new year.

3. HANDLE YOUR PAST WITH GRACE

How your past and present interplay has an effect on your future.

We must move on from mistakes and see ourselves in the light of our new nature. Click To Tweet

4. SHOW AN ATHLETIC COMMITMENT TOWARDS THE GOSPEL

In your walk with God, go for gold.
In the preaching of the gospel, we must press for excellence.
Know that there is a prize, there is a crown.

1 Corinthians 9:24-25
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.

Read next: HOW TO HAVE A GREAT YEAR – Pastor Emmanuel Iren

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Emmanuel Iren is the Lead Pastor and Founder of Celebration Church International, where he lives out his ultimate passion to see people established in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. He also oversees two other ministerial expressions namely, Manifest Bible Course- an interdenominational bible training school and Triumph30 devotional - a daily devotion platform setup to help people develop a culture of devotional prayer and bible study.
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