Sermon Text : 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
I want to start by sharing something with you from a New York Post article that was published in 2018. The title of the article is “New Year’s Resolutions Last Exactly This Long.” This is what it says.
Before the first month of the year has even come to an end, most people have given up on their annual commitment to themselves. Research conducted by Strava, the social network for athletes, has discovered that Saturday, Jan. 12, is the fateful day of New Year’s resolutions. After analyzing more than 31.5 million online global activities last January, Strava was able to pinpoint the date when most people report failing their resolution.
The article goes on to talk about the reasons for this and strategies you can use to help you make it past the 12-day mark. This is interesting to me because my thought with this sermon series was that we could try to tap into the energy and feeling of a fresh start that comes with the beginning of a new school and church program year and make some fresh commitments to practices that make a difference in our lives and help us grow and mature as Jesus’s disciples. That is still the goal with this series, but I’m aware that we’re at week 4 now and school started 28 days ago, and we returned to some of our regular church programming 22 days ago, which means that some of that new beginning motivation is wearing off or has worn off already…See full sermon here