Presentation on theme: "God’s New 1-3-10. What is so special about new? Resolutions, parties, balls, shoes, Lebanon baloney, opossums, money on windowsills, folks have all sorts."— Presentation transcript:
What is so special about new? Resolutions, parties, balls, shoes, Lebanon baloney, opossums, money on windowsills, folks have all sorts of strange customs for New Years The observance of newness. A hope that tomorrow will be better than yesterday. An empty canvass, a clean slate, a new horizon. Does God get excited about new?
New Wine – 43 times The topic of wine among the believers – the word wine does not always mean alcoholic What was the difference between the new wine and the old? 8 different words used for wine – be sure you know which one you’re referring to! The new wine was not alcoholic, was part of God’s abundance and blessing.
New wine only goes into new wine skins Matt 9:17 God doesn’t want old, stagnant, fermented faith. He desires new, vibrant, active, fresh, innocent flexible, versatile believers If you are set in your ways, you are not seeking His Luke 5:39 – No one likes new wine – recognize human nature and overcome it.
New Moon – 23 times Were the into Astrology? – Definitely Not God himself referenced the New Moon The new moon was an observation of the start of the “renewal” of the month. The calendar marked this as the first day of the cycle. They were commanded to make offerings, demonstrate thanksgiving, and remember
What about our new moon? The moon is a reflection of the sun Once every lunar cycle (28 days?), the people were reminded to be thankful for the refreshment of God Does it take an absence of blessing for us to appreciate the ones we’ve got? Are we reminded and thankful for the reflection of the Son
A new thing – 12 Things that He gives in scripture – Harvest, house, wife, altar, threshing sledge, mercies, spirit, tongues, commandment, way of life Provision, joy, worship, ground preparation, grace, manifestations, promises, fullness. Isaiah 43:19
The new man (not gender specific) Ephesians 4:24 Colossians 3:10 The separation that was between man and God was permanently abolished Ephesians 2:13-16 You‘ve been given a gift that IS your power, your victory, and your peace. Don’t have power, victory, or peace…get closer.