Knowing Christ In the New Year
"…this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent" (John 17:3).It is common, as each year begins, for people to make New Year’s resolutions… which is not a bad practice. As we look back over the past year, it is appropriate to wonder if we accomplished what we should have, if our life was as useful and happy as we would like it to be.But it is easy, when we go through this mental exercise to have our list of priorities woefully skewed toward things that in and of themselves will never bring true and lasting success. In this message we consider the most important thing in all of life.There is something more foundational to life than eating right, or exercise. There is something more central to Christianity than good works, or Bible reading, or prayer, or self-discipline, or even heaven – because it is the goal of all of these.This message is about knowing Christ in the New Year, about the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.