Same God, New Year
2020 was tough.
What can we expect from 2021?
This morning I want to share with you some amazing promises from God’s word that I hope will encourage you because no matter what the new year brings, God is still in control, and His promises are still true.
23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
So that is what we are going to do, we are going to hold fast to the confession of our hope…that hope is Jesus because His promises are faithful.
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
So no matter what today or tomorrow might bring....God is the Same, His is unchanging and steadfast.
Old Testament Promises
Old Testament Promises
10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
13 For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’
31 But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.
10 For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.
6 “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?
1 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
8 And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand.
New Testament Promises
New Testament Promises
14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
29 And he put the altar of burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and offered upon it the burnt offering and the grain offering, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”