I. Let us start the new year with a new heart

If you are not born again you need a new heart

1. Jer. 17: 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

2. Psa. 51: 10  Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

II. Let us start the new year with the new creature

If you are not in Christ you need to accept Him as your personal savior  

2 Cor. 5: 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

III. Let us start the new year with dressing the new creature the new man

Eph. 4:   [20] But ye have not so learned Christ;
[21] If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22] That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23] And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24] And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

IV. Let us start the new year with a new mind (renewing of your mind)

The new mind is the mind of God which is declared in the Bible.

Rom. 12: 1,2  1] I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
[2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by
the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

V. Let us start the new year with a decision A NEW KIND OF LOVE.

love one another; as I have loved you

John 13: 34] A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35] By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.