A Day Of Firsts January 1, 2020


Today is the first day of a new month, the first day of a new year, and the first day of a new decade. God has allowed us to live to this day and to labor for Him. How blessed we all are!

Joshua gave the children of Israel instructions from God as they moved forward. In Joshua 3:4 he said, “that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.” None of us have passed this way before and all of us need divine direction.

Someone stated the obvious when they said, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life!” A great year must be lived one day at a time. By God’s grace let’s begin well today.


It is hard to believe that today we begin our 3rd year of Enjoying The Journey broadcasts. The Lord truly has done “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). Nearly 600,000 Bible study episodes have now been downloaded and new people around the world continue to join us every day! All praise to God for His favor and any fruit that comes from it.

The next three days on Enjoying The Journey we will talk about how to make the most of the new year. God’s Word points the way! I hope you will join us for these studies. (You may find the archive of all ETJ episodes at podcast.scottpauley.org.) On January 6 we will launch a brand new series that you will not want to miss! More on that later.


The month of January will be a busy month as we get back on the road. Please pray for us and join us over the next few weeks if you can. Tonight we have the first service of many to come.

Wednesday, January 1, Evening Service – Hopewell Baptist Church, South Charleston, WV, Pastor Chris VanNatter

Sunday, January 5, Morning Service – Kegley Baptist Church, Princeton, WV, Pastor Rick Setzer

Sunday, January 5, Evening Service at 5 pm – Bible Baptist Church, Beckley, WV, Pastor Sam Green

Sunday, January 5, Evening Service at 6 pm – Harper Heights Baptist Church, Beckley, WV, Pastor James Johnson

Tuesday-Thursday, January 7-9 – Conference On Revival and Evangelism (CORE), Beacon Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC, Pastor Tim Rabon (Visit core2020.net for more information.)

Sunday-Tuesday, January 12-14, Revival – Fairview Baptist Church, Athens, TN, Pastor Matt Harrell

Sunday-Tuesday, January 17-21, Revival – Gospel Light Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA, Pastor Tyler Scott

Sunday-Tuesday, January 26-28, Revival – Gethsemane Baptist Church, Radford, VA, Pastor Brent Strouf

Friday-Saturday, January 31-February 1, Couples Retreat – Gatlinburg, TN, Pastor Justin Pratt

Details on these and other meetings may be found at https://enjoyingthejourney.org/calendar/ or by contacting the host church.

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