HAPPY NEW YEAR
Many people make New Year resolutions. Whatever resolutions we may make, they are only good if we keep them. We can learn from the Scripture several things to apply in our lives during this coming year to make us stronger Christians. Steadfastness is essential for us to have spiritual victories in the New Year.
1. Committed in prayer to God.
2. Continuous watching for the enemy.
3. Confident in the presence of God.
4. Continued in the work of God.
5. Courage in the face of danger.
About the Pastor
Dr. William R. Shively has been the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church since March 1978. Pastor Billy was saved in 1973, and he became actively involved in his home church, Story Creek Baptist. He felt the call from God to preach the gospel, and he began preaching in the local nursing homes and jail. Pastor Billy was licensed and ordained by Story Creek Baptist Church. Pastor Billy and his wife Sherry were married on December 25, 1971. They were both born in Franklin County and graduated from Franklin County High School. Pastor Billy and Sherry received their Associate Degree from Liberty University and other degrees including a Doctor of Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary. Pastor Billy has the desire to always please the Lord by honoring His Word. Pastor Billy and Sherry both thank the Lord for allowing them the privilege to serve the Lord with the wonderful people at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." (Jeremiah 29:11)
"Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God."
- Jim Elliot