Celebrate the Goodness of GodBy: Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne
Publish date: 12/29/2019
Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness. Psalm 65:11 KJV
You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance. Psalm 65:11 NKJV
You crown the year with Your bounty and goodness, and the tracks of Your [chariot wheels] drip with fatness. Psalm 65:11 AMPC
You start the new year with a good harvest. You end the year with many crops. Psalm 65:11 ESV
1. Our Prayer for You.
a. Ephesians 1:15-21 AMPC — For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints (the people of God), 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers. 17 [For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him, 18 By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones), 19 And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, 20 Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in heavenly [places], 21 Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named [above every title that can conferred], not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come.
b. Ephesians 3:14-19 AMPC — For this reason [seeing the greatness of this plan by which you are built together in Christ], I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named [that Father from Whom all fatherhood takes its title and derives its name]. 16 May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]. 17 May Christ through your faith [acutally] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securly on love, 18 That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; 19 [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!
2. New Year's Eve Service & Communion.
a. Don't miss the service on December 31st, as we close out 2019 and welcome 2020.
b. We are going to be decreeing and declaring God's Word, and His Will, over our lives, for the coming year.
c. We will be making a vow to walk in the plans and the blessings of God for 2020.
3. Bring Your List.
a. What are you believing for in 2020?
b. What are you trusting in God to do for you?
c. What are you committing to do for God?
4. Bring a Special New Year's Seed.
a. A special offering—sowing a special seed—in faith, for the New Year.
b. An offering to give thanks to the Lord for all His goodness and what He has already done.
c. An offering of faith and expectation for His faithfulness to perform all He has promised, this coming year.
d. Because of His bountiful goodness, we are able to start the new year with a good harvest and end the year with many crops!