Special Episode: New Year, New Who? with Pastor James Bryson
NEW YEAR, NEW WHO? with PASTOR JAMES BRYSON // SPECIAL EPISODE
This is definitely a year people are ready to bid farewell, but every new year invites a rush of emotions, changes, and opportunities. This week, we welcome back our good friend Pastor James Bryson, Senior Pastor of Grace Life Community Church, to talk about what this New Year should really usher in.
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Shea: Hi, what’s up? How are you? What’s going on? Michelle: Oh my goodness. No, sometimes you say what’s up and my mind just blanks, but no, there’s actually a ton! This is awesome. I’m great. We have someone that we love so much here with us, so you know.Shea: Why should this one always works to make people quiet. Hey, let’s talk.Michelle: It makes you quiet. It makes me excited. Okay. That’s different. But it’s usually how it comes about. I knowShea: He’s close, man. He’s close. I know there’s some stuff in his future. So one day he’s going to experience that when they walk up and they’re like, can we talk? Let’s just talk. And it’s like,Michelle: No, it’s worse when they text you and say, can we talk tonight? And there’s nine hours left before tonight happens. And you’re like, “Oh…”Shea: Oh wait for that one. Wait for that one. They melt down about nine 30 and then keep you to 12. Anyway. this is an exciting episode. We are in studio. Yeah.Michelle: It’s always rare in, in this time of day. But here we are. Shea: And we’re going to be talking about a, kind of a cool topic. You know, new year’s is right around the corner, like right around the corner. A couple of days, all of them, new year’s resolutions all then people like, yo, I’m going to do this next year. This, this I’m going to be this. I’m going to have all this. And I don’t know, I usually fall apart and I’m like, well, let me start X-ing out. Yeah.Michelle: Well then you weren’t completely thrown for a loop for COVID. You were already off and you were like, well, when my glasses came up, I’m like normal. Hey, James, welcome to the show. Pastor James Bryson: Thank you for that.Shea: Man. It’s good. It’s good that you’re here with us. We’re going to have a topic. We’re going to talk about a topic today and I’m going to say it the way it’s supposed to be sick, because if you don’t say it the right way, then it’s like, watch this: New Year, New Who? If you don’t say it like that, if It’s like: “New year, new YooHoo? What? Huh?Michelle: I like that milk. That non milk chocolate drink. Pastor James Bryson: I have—I’m not a huge fan of milk, right? Michelle: Well, it is a non milk. They say non milk, chocolate drink, like is just a bunch of fake stuff. Put into some water. Now, now that I’m older, but okay. And if we’re wrong, put it in the show notes, let us know, put it in the comments. Reviews’ll be filled with what YooHoo’s made of.Shea: Right? So here we are new year, new who, and as I thought about this, I’m like, yeah, really? Like, who am I going to be in 20, 21? Do I want to define that? Or do I want it to be defined? Like I’m not just putting it into my own, my own category. Like, Oh, this, this is me, but it’s being defined into me. Um, it took me to Psalms Psalms eight, three through five is we’re going to kind of start off with this. And it says, when I consider your heavens the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained, what is man, that you are mindful of him and the son of man that you visit him for. You have made him a little lower than the angels and you have crowned him with glory and honor. And then we jump forward just a little bit to songs nine. And it says, arisal Lord do not let man prevail. Let the nations be judged in your cite. Put them in fear, Lord that the nations may know themselves to be, but men. And then back to verse six of eight, because I love how it wraps it up. It says you have made him to have dominion over the works of your hands. You have put all things under his feet, everything points to God.Michelle: Um, I’ve been saying this and people have hilarious reactions, but