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The Bible Never Said That

with Chara Donahue

Episode 36: “New Year, New You”

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A lot of upbeat, positive, motivational sayings pop up around this time of year. Today, we are going to discuss one that I appreciate for its attempts at offering hope, but bristle at its limitations. Today, let’s unpack the ideas behind “New Year, New You.”

The good news is, a new you is never limited to a specific date or time of year. Christ can make anyone new, at any time. But what does it mean that we are made new in Christ, and how does that jive with the world’s idea of “new year, new you.”

Article Referenced:
New Year’s Resolution Statistics (Updated 2021) by Discover Healthy Habits:

10 Steps to Help You Think through Your Goals for the New Year by Chara Donahue:

Verses Referenced:
2 Corinthians 5:17; Lamentations 3:22-23; Isaiah 43:18-19; Luke 19:1-10; Philippians 2:3-4; Proverbs 3:5-6; Hebrews 12:11; Psalm 34:14

Episode Image Credit: Getty/HAKINMHAN
January 05, 2022
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Chara Donahue is a co-author of the Bible study 1, 2 & 3 John: Experiencing Transformation and is working on her next book. She is an adjunct professor at her local university, holds an MSEd, and is passionate about seeing people set free through God's truths. She is the founder and editor of Anchored Voices, and host of the podcast The Bible Never Said That, which you can listen to on Get in touch with her on Facebook or Twitter.
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