Let this New Year begin with God.


“In the beginning God … In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (Genesis 1:1a; John 1:1)


It all begins with God, and for believers in Jesus Christ it begins with Him. Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations … teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)


And so if it all begins with Jesus Christ, and Jesus said to observe all things that He commanded, then what are the first things Jesus taught us so that we can be aligned with Him.


  1. Getting Our Priorities Aligned


“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)


  1. Getting Our Attitudes Aligned


“First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:5)


  1. Getting Our Relationships Aligned


“Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” (Matthew 5:23-24)


  1. Getting Our Hearts Aligned


“A lawyer asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, ‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?’ Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment.’” (Matthew 22:35-38)


Getting Ourselves Aligned with God


“How can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.” (Matthew 12:29 NKJV)


Living Waters will be hosting a seminar on discovering a person’s giftedness on Friday & Saturday, January 10th & 11th. The cost is $10 for the workbook. Light snacks will be served, along with a continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday. RSVP 702-346-8558.


Dennis Lee is the senior pastor of Living Waters Fellowship at 211 West First South, suites C-F, behind ACE Hardware. Sunday service times are 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., and please pardon our dust as we are putting in a new sanctuary and redoing the facility.