Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12-14)

We take this opportunity to wish every one a safe and prosperous New Year. Philippians 3:12-14 gives us at least 3 helpful hints to ensure a greater result this time around. They are:

I. Realize Your Present Situation

- Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect.

II. Release Your Past Successes

- Forgetting (to no longer be influenced or affected by) those things which are behind.

III. Reach for the Prize Steadily

- Reaching forth unto the things ahead; Press toward the mark....

May God's richest blessings be upon you all.


Pastor Rev. Ray E. Owens said...

The Bishop of South Bend has surfaced and we are the better for it. Thanks for your helpful tips for a great 09.

Keep running,



Pastor McGhee,

Thank You for the challange to continue pressing toward the mark.

May the McGhee Family have a wonderful and prosperous New Year.

GOD Bless~~~

Ronald said...

To our "Dean of Bloggers" it is always enlightening and challenging to read your post. Thank you and have a blessed New Year.


Anonymous said...

Pontiff thank you for such a wonderful post. I pray that your ministry will experience the gracious favor of God as you continue to commit yourself to the faithful exposition of His word.

Stick with it McGhee.
Praying for your work brother.

Tony R.

Shanita Waters said...

Amen... I pray that you will have a happy, blessed, prosperous new year in your family, in your ministry, in your finances, in your every area of your life.

Thanks for the tips. I love that scripture and they are great to keep in mind anytime - especially as we start another year.

Anonymous said...

Pastor McGhee,

May God bless you & your family in the year 2009. I pray daily for your strength as you work to build up God's church.

Happy New Year
Sis. Pittman

Mary Catherine Alfred said...

Thank you pastor and happy new year to you and your family.
May you receive more of God's grace this year in Jesus name.Amen

Keith D. Witherspoon said...

Mr. Mayor,

Once again we are blessed by your presence!

Rev.Aaron Holcombe said...

God bless you and I pray that you and your family have a blessed New Year!

Vietta P's two cents said...

Happy New Year Son. May you have a blessed 2009. Thank you for sharing your photos. You make a very handsome couple.

I shall continue another year to press forward towards the prize. Take care.