How to Make the Most of 2024

January 6, 2024   /   Brian T. Anderson   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

New Year. Fresh Start.
How to Make the Most of 2024

I. Introduction

A. Whatever you’re going to do with your life—you had better get on it —because time is running out!

B. You have to have a !

1. Proverbs 21:5 (NLT) Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.

II. How to Make the Most of 2024

A. Assume for my life

1. You’ll never be successful in life when you always other people!

2. Galatians 6:5 (NLT) For we are each responsible for our own conduct.

3. You can control your and your to those circumstances!

4. Proverbs 22:13a (NLT) The lazy person claims, “There’s a lion out there!”

B. I have to I can .

1. Philippians 4:13 (NAS) I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

C. Decide what is

1. Job 34:4 (NLT) Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.

2. Write down, “What do I ?” And then write down, “What do I want to ?”

3. “What’s going to ?”

D. Don’t to begin

1. Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NLT) Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.

2. Luke 2:52 (NAS) And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

III. S. M. A. R. T. Goals

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IV. Set Goals in These Four Areas

A. Intellectual

1. What do I want to this year?

2. Proverbs 19:8 (NLT) To acquire wisdom is to love oneself; people who cherish understanding will prosper.

3. “The man who does not read great books has no advantage over the man who cannot read at all.” (Mark Twain)

B. Physical

1. What will improve my this year?

2. Proverbs 17:22 (NAS) A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

C. Spiritual

1. What will better develop my relationship with ?

2. II Peter 3:18a (NLT) You must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

D. Social

1. What will be my to others?

2. I Peter 4:10 (NAS) As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

3. The way you serve God is by serving !

4. Ephesians 6:10 (NLT) Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

5. Romans 6:9-10 (NLT) 9We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. 10When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God.

a. Jesus paid the penalty for your sins in the .

b. Jesus paid to break the power of sin in the .

c. Jesus paid so that one day I would be released from the of sin forever.

6. “Successful people what most people don’t like doing.”

V. Conclusion

 

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