When you open your utility bills this month, I would like you to think about something. The power and water you are paying for is what you actually used last month. If your bills are like most of ours, December is a busy month. So, your bills may be higher than usual.

We all had one debt we could never pay. Our sin debt was so great that only the Son of God could make that payment. I can’t help but think about this new year and the debts we will incur in the coming months that will be paid off after we use the goods and services. Isn’t it exciting to realize that we are debt-free in Jesus Christ? Our sin debt was paid in full, and we have no balance carried forward.

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Looking ahead into this year, I want to encourage you to live your life with gratitude for the sin debt that was paid, and demonstrate your gratitude by the way you invest your life. Too many of us are in debt up to our earlobes because we spend, spend, spend. So, we owe, owe, owe!

Everybody goes through some version of the annual review at work. Why do companies hold this review? Because the boss wants to know how well the employees have produced.

A time of evaluation is coming for Jesus Christ’s stewards, too. Let’s pick up His parable of the nobleman in Luke 19:15: “When he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that these slaves, to whom he had given the money, be called to him so that he might know what business they had done.”

The Bible calls the day of evaluation for kingdom stewards “the judgment seat of Christ.” Let’s get ready.

This new year should be filled with hope and excitement for you as you grow in your faith and discover the unparalleled joy of what it means to be totally committed to Christ.

Check out more from Dr. Tony Evans @Tonyevans.org


About The Author

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.

At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.

Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.

Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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