At the outset of a new and uncertain year, we turn to a profoundly relevant passage of Scripture. It is a penetrating and powerful text. Our aim in turning here is renewal. Many are the challenges that confront Christ’s church, and many are her concerns in an increasingly Christless culture. How then shall we resolve to live as Christ’s redeemed in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation? This message seeks to minister help and encouragement to that end. It calls us to renewal—for the promotion of Christ, to God’s glory and man’s joy.