January Sermon Illustrations

January 1, 2010

January, the first month of the year, gets its name from the Roman god, Janus or Januarius, who was represented as having two heads, and two pairs of eyes, each pair looking in the opposite direction from the other, and each head facing a different direction from the other.

New Year is often stock-taking time with business men, and it is good for the Christian, too, to take stock, to look back into the past and trace the good hand and kindness of the Lord amid much failure on his part, and to look forward to a new year of opportunity, of privilege and responsibility. Instead of good resolutions, he will make a full and fresh consecration of himself and all his powers to the Lord.

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