Passage: Matthew 2:1-12
New Years Day Covenant Service
On Sunday, January 1, 2023, Pender Lead Pastor Will White preached on "Be Resolved to Follow" based on Matthew 2:1-12.
Let us lift up the name of Jesus today; let us make our pledge and follow his star. Let us be about the one who guides us, who finds us even when we are lost and gives us direction and hope. Let our worship be full of songs of praise of the name of Jesus, and let our prayers be prayers of commitment to follow.
"Be Resolved to Follow" is the final sermon in the series titled "God of the Dark and the Light". What the Christmas season tells us is that God does some of God’s best work in the dark. We could even argue that in terms of faith, walking in the darkness requires a more complete trust in the guidance of the Spirit, as we can no longer lean on our own resources as easily. So, whether we are walking with the holy family looking for a place to rest and give birth or standing on the brink of a new year full of both danger and promise and over which we have little control, we are called to embrace the God who inhabits the dark just as potently as the God inhabits the light.