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2011 — 10 Fresh Start Questions

I promised Parkway Church I would post these 10 questions. Here they are. I owe thanks to Perry Noble for originally writing them out. When it was time to create some great questions for my message it became clear that I didn’t need to be original, just effective. They are good questions to help us create a fresh start. As it is January 1st, 2011 it is a great time for a fresh start. As you answer these and read the scriptures, be transparent and real with yourself. When you write down the answer to each question…the real hard part is proactively being the solution. Go for it. If I can help in anyway, then let me know. I’ll try my best to help you! Happy New Year! 2011 will be what you make of it.

#1 – Am I reading my Bible for information or transformation? (James 1:22-25)

#2 – Am I allowing people or circumstances to steal the joy that Jesus promised to me? (John 10:10)

#3 – Is there anything in my life that God is consistently dealing with that I am trying to ignore? (Ezekiel 14:1-5)

#4 – Who are the people in my life that God has placed around me for the purpose of me sharing Christ with them and/or inviting them to church? (II Corinthians 5:16-21)

#5 – Is there anyone I need to apologize to? (Ephesians 4:25:27)

#6 – Is there anyone I need to forgive? (Ephesians 4:32)

#7 – Is there a sin I need to confess to others and ask for help? (James 5:16)

#8 – Am I fully utilizing the gifts and abilities that God has blessed me with…or am I simply choosing to waste my life? (I Peter 4:10)

#9 – Do I know more lines from the movies that I love than verse from the Bible that I read? (Psalm 119:11)

#10 – Is there anything going on in my life privately that, if it became public, would cause me and/or the body of Christ to be embarrassed? (I John 1:9, James 5:16)

Remember this…no matter what happens to you…2011 will be what you make of it!

Go for it! Don’t let another year go by without a positive change.



  • Reply Michelle |

    These questions haven given me cause to stop and think. Just last night I was journaling about what the new year will hold and where do I want to be in my life a year from now. These questions, I believe, will help me answer my own question. I feel as if I’m on a quest to become stronger more solid in my faith.

  • Reply Amy |

    I went home and typed these 10 questions out for myself and my family. We have posted them in places we will notice them often. I am using these questions to allow the Lord to speak to me and to continue to build my faith in Him. He is so faithful! I am hoping and praying that the others in my family are doing the same!

So, what do you think ?