New Covenant Church
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  • New Covenant Church - South Campus
    5621 Farm to Market Rd 2087, Longview, TX 75603, USA
    Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
  • New Covenant Church - North Campus
    2531 Judson Rd, Longview, TX 75605, USA
    Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
  • New Covenant Online
    Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
We like to go back to what’s comfortable...because we don’t like change. We want to go back to the way things were - But what if the way things were is not the way things should be?

We have all been too “busy” for things. - I’m sure you’ve heard this before...Acronym B.U.S.Y. - Being Under Satan’s Yoke

It’s been said if satan can’t stop you..he will get behind you and push you.
Everything has been brought to a halt. There will be a temptation to rush back to what we were doing before and the pace we were doing it before but I believe -

GOD WANTS TO SET A NEW PACE.

5 ways to set a new pace
1. SLOW DOWN

We are always in a hurry. We think fast is best, fast often leads to an unhealthy lifestyle.

Most of our problems are either caused by, or made worse by, moving too fast for too long. - Emotional, spiritual, relational and physical problems.

Jesus never ran to his next assignment. In fact...a few people died because Jesus was seemingly taking too long. - Lazarus & Jairus’ daughter

• Matthew 11:29 - ”Walk with me andwork with me—watch how I do it.”
• Walk, work and watch. - He has a pace he wants to teach us to move at.

• If you want grace in your life...you have to move at His pace

2. PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND YOU

• How many opportunities are missed because we are moving too fast? How many open doors did we miss? Miracles God wanted to do, connections we needed to make?
• Lift your eyes...God wants to do a miracle...God wants you to see the harvest around you....but you’ll miss it if you’re moving too fast.

3. BE PRESENT
• Psalm 118:24 - This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoiceand be glad in it.

• Today is a gift...that’s why it’s called the present.
• When we focus on tomorrow...we can be here...but not really here. Like with each other in person but not with each other mentally.

• Be present with your kids:

• There’s no substitute for a present parent.

• Be present with your spouse:

• Date night - Conversations with your spouse...not just a scheduling time...but intimacy.

Marriages fail because people didn’t take the time to make their spouse a priority.

• Be present with God:

• This one is sometimes hard for us. It can be hard for me. Have you ever been distracted in your time with God or reading time? - Notifications, texts, “to-dos” come to my mind.
4. MAKE TIME FOR PEOPLE

Jesus always took time for people. He made time for friends for close friends. - 12 and then 3 close. Shared life with people. He didn’t neglect them.
• Where anxiety and stress come from carrying a burden we were never meant to carry.
I believe God is using what has happened here...to help us re-evaluate some things. To start some NEW things.

The invitation today is to start a new pace of life. Keep company with him. Live light and free
I believe God is using what has happened here...to help us re-evaluate some things. To start some NEW things.

The invitation today is to start a new pace of life. Keep company with him. Live light and free
4. MAKE TIME FOR PEOPLE

Jesus always took time for people. He made time for friends for close friends. - 12 and then 3 close. Shared life with people. He didn’t neglect them.
- When we choose joy we can have certainty in times of uncertainty.
Inexpressible joy comes when you cannot be knocked off course by what happens around you.

You can’t choose what happens TO you, but you can choose what happens IN you
Paul knew his purpose…he knew God was working things out…so he could do the following:

1. Look past what is happening to you.
2. See the positive in the negative
I can see all of this as being on lock down, or I can see it as an opportunity for people to be bold. To overcome fear.

3. Focus on what really matters.
While suffering is happening...while we are inconvenienced...while our economy is not doing well...people are focusing on what really matters more than ever.

Family. Relationships. Jesus. The message of Jesus is going out more than ever before.

Choosing joy is not being ignorant of outward circumstances, it’s drawing strength from an inward source.

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Giving

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