Summary: 1. Believe The Promise 2. Share The Joy 3. Live The Hope
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+ Events this past yeart
> January 3 - Twelve deceased coal miners and 1 survivor are discovered in the Sago Mine Disaster
> February 11 - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shoots his friend, Harry Whittington, in the face with a shotgun on a south Texas ranch.
> May 27 - A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia, killing more than 6,000, injuring at least 36,000 and leaving some 1.5 million people homeless.
> September 15 - Spinach contaminated with E. coli kills 1 person and poisons over 100 others in 20 states of the United States
> Oct . 2 - Five Amish girls were shot dead and five injured
> 300 million Estimated U.S. population as of October
> 3,278 U.S. military deaths in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, as of Dec. 15
> $502 billion Amount the U.S. has spent in the war on terrorism
> 2040 Year the effects of global warming could cause the Arctic Ocean to be mostly water--instead of icebergs--in the summer
> 50 Years until ocean seafood will be virtually extinct, at current rates of overfishing and pollution, according to a study by marine biologists
+ Time Person of the Year is
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+ Top TV Shows
> The Wire
> The Office
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+ How would you describe the past year for you personaly
> 29% – OK
+ How would you describe the past year for the country
> 38% – Poor
+ How would you describe the past year for the world
> 46% – Poor
- So how do you start a New Year?
+ 1 Sam 30 David at the End of His Rope
> Ziklag burned
> Goods taken
> Family captive
> Tears exhausted
> Stoning threatened
> v.6 - BUT David encouraged himself in the Lord his God
> v. 7-8 - Bring forth a word from the Lord
> 2 Pe 1:19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
❶ Believe The Promise
There are 44 Old Testament prophecies that were fulfilled at the Messiah’s first coming.
> x Born of a Virgin - Isaiah 7:14 (KJV) Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
> x Born of the tribe of Judah Genesis 49:10 (KJV)The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
> x Born in Bethlehem
- Micah 5:2 (KJV) But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting
> x King riding on a donkey - Zechariah 9:9 (KJV) Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
+ 2 Peter 1:4 (KJV)
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
+ Believe the Promises
> Ro. 6:23b -the gift of God [is] eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord."
> Jn 1:12 - the right to become sons
> Mt. 28:20 - I am with you always
> Jn 14:2-3 - I go to prepare a place for you ..... that
here I am there ye may be also
> Philippians 4:19 (KJV)
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
- Christ is not an emergency number to
be used when in trouble
- Believe his promises is action that you
+ Crater of Diamonds State Park
Is the only diamond-producing site in the world where the public can search for diamonds. And the policy here is “finder’s keepers.” The diamonds you find are yours to keep.
> Strawn-Wagner Diamond, which was noted as
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- You won’t receive a nickel unless you
start the journey