54 Sermons to Kickstart the New Year 

Dr. Ray Pritchard
Dr. Ray Pritchard

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A new year means a fresh start with the Lord. 

So, here are 54 sermons appropriate for the beginning of a new year. Some of them speak to faith, some to making a new beginning, some to the need for trust in God’s promises, some to contentment, and some to overcoming fear.

Please feel free to use this material in any way that might be useful as you prepare sermons and Bible studies and as you begin a new year.

Eleven of these messages are also available in podcast as well. May these inspire you and those you shepherd into a new year of hope!

A New Start

Six Ways to Jumpstart Your Spiritual Life – new sermon

Why I Am Not a Pessimist

Why We Keep Believing

Why We Never Give Up

You Can Stumble, But You Won’t Fall

Lord, Please Change Me

Growing Faith

He’s in Charge... so Relax!

What Are You Living For? – new sermon

On the Victory Side

Trees Planted by the Water: How to Get Started Right in the New Year

The Standing Orders of the Gospel

Will You Have a Happy New Year?

What We Owe the Past, What We Owe the Future

God’s Grace

What God Remembers That We Forget

Why God Prefers Losers

Knocked Down But Not Knocked Out

Four Cracked Pots  

His Love Endures Forever

Doing God’s Will

Come Before Winter

When You Need to Know, You’ll Know  

How to Have Joy All Year Long

A Cup of Cold Water

Do You Know What Time It Is?  

Hope for the Future

Good News for Unfinished People – new sermon

Iron Shoes: God’s Promise for Every New Year

God Finishes What He Starts  

Yet

One Word Not to Say Next Year

Three Things Not to Worry About Next Year

Overcoming Fear of the Future  

Spiritual Growth

What is Your Life? – new sermon

Press On!  

Let Us Fix Our Eyes on Jesus

Living on a Spiritual Plateau, Part 1

Living on a Spiritual Plateau, Part 2

Strength for the Journey

Think on These Things  

A Friend in High Places

Contentment

Grumblers Anonymous  

How to be Happy in Babylon

Are You Willing to Wait for God?

Everyday Christianity

Some Advice to the Discontented  

Have a Blast While You Last  

Daily Bread Living

Peace, Be Still! A Short Sermon from the Sea of Galilee

Letting Go of the Past

The Year of Good Riddance

What Christ Does With Failure  

Dealing with Hard Times

Fear Not!

Why God Makes It Hard When It Ought to be Easy

Why is Life so Hard?

Living in Hard Times

There is No Growth Without Struggle

Can God Set a Table in the Wilderness?

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Originally published December 27, 2019.