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Summary: We have all made mistake and bad decision in life, let this sermon show you how to make a fresh start in life.

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HOW TO MAKE A FRESH START

Preparing for the New Year

Isaiah 43:18-19 (NCV)

How many of you here this morning, “ would like to have a fresh start in your Christian life? ” Many of us here this morning have made many mistakes in our lives as Christians. We have experienced many setbacks and failures throughout our lives. Sometimes we allow these mistakes, these setbacks and failures to enslave us to the point that we never enjoy the full Christian life that God has given us to enjoy.

In John 10:10 Jesus said, “ I am come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.” Then he goes on to tell us that there is an adversary, called the Devil, that seeks to still, kill and destroy that life. The Devil will remind us of our past in order to keep us from enjoying the life that God gave us to live. The Devil does not want you to have a fresh start in life.

The good news is, God says, “ I want you to have a fresh start in life, I want you to have a new beginning, I want to do something new in your life. ” Aren’t you glad that God wants to do something new in your life? Doesn’t it make you excited to know that God desire to give you a fresh start, a new beginning in life. What all of us here need this morning is a Fresh Start, a New Beginning with God. Last year some of you said, “ I am going to grow in my relationship with God. I am going to pray more, read my bible more and get more involved in my church. I’m going to spend more quality time with my family. ” The list could go on. The fact all of us here made some mistakes or we made some bad decision that hindered us from doing those things that wanted to do.

Well this morning the good news is according to Isaiah 43:18 “The Lord says, `Forget about what has happened before. Do not think about the past. Instead, look at the new things I’m going to do. ” Listen to what God is saying in this verse. Forget about what’s happened before. He says don’t think about the past. It’s over. The book’s closed on it.

We need to understand that God is far more interested in our future than He is in our past. Some people think that God is stuck on their past. That all He wants to do is remind them of the things that they have done wrong. God is more interested in your future than He is with your past. That’s where you’re going to spend the rest of your life. He says, “Forget about your past. Forget about the former things. Don’t think about it. Look at the new thing I’m going to do.”

Israel was being punished for their sins and rebellion against God. God wanted to give hope and encouragement to His people. He wanted them to know that even though they were being punished they were not being forsaken. God wanted His people to understand that the punishment that they were experiencing would not be the end of them. The fact is that God want to give them a fresh start in life, a new Beginning in life.

Israel no doubt was discouraged because they thought this was the end of them. They had gone to far, they had sinned and rebelled against God to he point that He would no longer be their God. Maybe they thought God would not deliver us again, it’s over. That is when they begin to remember the former things or past deliverances. Israel could remember past deliverances and past victories. They could remember when they were trapped by the Red Sea and had nowhere to go, how God made away for them. They could remember that when the enemy was about to overtake them how He provided protection for them. They could remember the former things, but they couldn’t see their future. That is why God said; “ I am going to do something new.


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Blesson Varghese

commented on Jan 7, 2012

Wonderful sharing Bro.. Keep it up.. I was blessed

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David Hudson

commented on Jan 1, 2013

Excellent message and well put together.

Very Rev. Sam Aidoo-Bervell

commented on Jan 3, 2013

Thank God for the wisdom He gave you in presenting this article. I am really blessed.

Jimmy Little

commented on Jan 3, 2013

Very well said Brother. Bless you for following God''s Word. Good advice for the coming year for anyone desiring to make a serious change.

Abayomi Fajemifo

commented on Dec 28, 2013

the message always relevant to this generation Bro... keep on with the anointing

Andie Anablon

commented on Dec 29, 2013

wonderful message... thanks for sharing.. May God bless you more with heavenly wisdom. Happy new year.

James Jackson

commented on Jan 4, 2014

This message was right on point and a wonderful focus for the beginning of a New Year.

Clarence Lawson

commented on Jan 12, 2014

Very good expository teaching

Sara Brown

commented on Nov 28, 2014

AS great New Year message. I've got the notes S.T.A.R.T. in the front of my Bible and I look at them often. I loved hearing this message for new years!

Norman Tate

commented on Dec 29, 2015

Thanks for an awesome message. I was both blessed and challenged. With your message can I use the START acronym? As usual I will share where I received it. God bless you

Noli Aro

commented on Dec 30, 2016

So wonderful and inspiring message for 2017. Thanks. Glory to God!

Japan Comp

commented on Dec 30, 2016

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Japan Comp

commented on Dec 30, 2016

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Japan Comp

commented on Dec 30, 2016

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Elisha Major Adamu

commented on Dec 30, 2016

Great message and thanks for this revelation. God bless you more and more in Jesus name. amen

Lily Abraham

commented on Dec 30, 2016

Thank you for this very apt and heartening New Year message. May the Good Lord bless you and all those who believe in the cleansing power of Jesus Christ and the Renewal thereof of those who believe

Rodney Nelson

commented on Dec 30, 2016

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