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 Do you feel a little tired?  You’ve been on a very long journey for the past 12 months!  With the passing of another year we are closer to death,

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2  Do you feel a little tired?  You’ve been on a very long journey for the past 12 months!  With the passing of another year we are closer to death, judgment and eternity.  Perhaps setting some goals is in order. 2

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4  What could possibly be more important? Heb. 10:24-25; Matt. 18:20; Rev. 4:2-11  We should never seek to an excuse for not attending.  Perfect attendance is not required for salvation, but if attendance seems a chore we need to examine ourselves: 2 Cor. 13:5; Matt. 6:33; 5:6; 18:20 4 Worthwhile Goals

5  This is God’s requirement for us: 2 Cor. 9:7; 1 Cor. 16:1-2  Can’t do the Lord’s work without these sacrifices: Jn. 3:16; 2 Sam. 24:24; 2 Cor. 9:7; Acts 20:35  We have obligations that transcend our giving on the Lord’s Day: Lk. 10:25-37; Jas. 1:27; Matt. 25: Worthwhile Goals

6  The world does not revolve around me!  God’s Word warns against pride and selfishness: Jas. 4:6  What a wonderful world it would be if all heeded Paul’s admonition: Phil. 2:3-4 6 Worthwhile Goals

7  First impressions are everything: Rom. 16:16  Right or wrong the entire congregation can be judged based one member.  All Christians are to “be hospitable”: 1 Pet. 4:9  Ever wonder why you don’t have any friends? Prov. 18:24 7 Worthwhile Goals

8  We are commanded to pray: 1 Tim. 2:8; 2:1-3; 1 Thess. 5:17  Read, study and meditate on the parable concerning the persistent widow: Lk. 18:1-8  Our prayers don’t have to be long and flowery to be accepted and effective.  The Bible provides many good prayers that help us learn to pray better: Matt. 6:11-13; Dan. 9: Worthwhile Goals

9  The Lord teaches us to be a good neighbor: Mk. 12:31; Lk. 10:25-37  Can’t just pay lip service to this: 1 Jn. 3:18  Imitate Jesus: Acts 10:38; Gal. 6:10 9 Worthwhile Goals

10  Study for Bible class and personal study and meditation: 2 Tim. 2:15; 2 Pet. 3:17-18; Eph. 4:14  Vital to teach our children: Eph. 6:4  Must feast upon God’s word: 1 Pet. 2:2; 2 Pet. 3:18  Increasing Bible knowledge should be a high priority: Heb. 5:12-6: Worthwhile Goals

11  Essential to obey the gospel: Rom. 1:16-17; 2:16; 2 Thess. 1:7-9  Have you obeyed the gospel? Mk. 16:15-16; Acts 2:38, 41, 47; Eph. 5:23  Jesus is the “author of salvation to all who obey Him”: Heb. 5:9 11 Worthwhile Goals

12  Let us all make this our goal: Titus 2:7; Matt. 5:14-16  It is our hope and prayer all of us pursue worthy goals and encourage one another to do the same! 12


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