There’s no doubt that it’s been a tragic, heartbreaking, and big year. The shooting in Orlando, the attacks in Nice, the earthquakes in Italy, and an unprecedentedly bitter presidential campaign in the U.S. which revealed the deep divisions in our society. Reading through the news, you may wonder what you can do to make an impact for good.
Psalm 11:3 says: “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
Pulling from this verse, Pastor Carter asks just that, in his brand-new special for New Year’s, “What Can the Righteous Do?” Teaching from Mark 8, Pastor Carter recalls the story of Jesus leading a blind man out of a town called Bethsaida, a town that–over the course of history–had lost its purpose and its understanding of the power of God.
“Look up! Look at the cross, look at the heart of God, look at the power of God that’s available for you.” Pastor Carter reminds us that even though there’s a lot going on that we can’t control or change, there’s two things we can do to make a lasting difference. We can pray and get back to the Word of God.
As we step into the New Year–no matter what’s going on in the world around us–Pastor Carter calls each of us to courageously face our fears, obey the hand of God in our lives, and have a heart of humility that asks, “God, do you need to open my eyes to see what I need to see?”