Here we are in a New Year. Doesn’t time fly! What are your plans for 2016? Have you decided that this year will be different! Maybe you want to grow spiritually and make further progress as a Christian. That’s a great ambition. How are you going to go about it?

Personally, I think it’s all about developing habits. Good habits help me as a believer and bad habits or a lazy attitude to my Christian life have a detrimental effect on my walk with God.

Listen to the words of the apostle Paul, ‘this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things that are before’, Phil. 3. 13. We can see the focus and drive of this man as he expresses his desire to make progress as a believer.

It would be good if we focused, this year, on developing habits that help us walk closer to God. It is good for believers to be diligent and purposeful!

To change the subject, let me tell you about some of the articles in this issue. We have a couple of new writers to introduce to you. Andrew Robertson is a Bible teacher and evangelist from Chatham, Ontario in Canada. He is starting a series on Ephesians 6 about the protection that God provides for his people. Alan Affleck is a teacher who lives in the north of Scotland and has written the first of a short series of articles. They are all about biblical descriptions that are used to explain what God’s word can do for us. Jeremy Singer continues to work his way through the Acts of the Apostles, we visit Corinth this time and, as always, Michael Buckeridge is guaranteed to make you think.

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I’ll leave you to read!