One of the things a sprinter is taught early on in training is to never glance back at competitors during a race. This one simple momentary act can cause the sprinter to slow down or even miss out on winning the race. In the same way, we can’t live each day by looking at our past – whether the past includes hurts, embarrassments and mistakes, or even accomplishments. The apostle Paul knew the importance of letting go of the past. He needed to do it in his own life – to forget the regrettable things he had done, like persecuting people who followed the teachings of Jesus, or the pride of the accomplishments he had achieved as a religious leader. So, on the first Sunday of the New Year, join us at Innis Town Hall, and we’ll talk about how to relinquish the power that the past can hold on us so that we can move forward with confidence and hope. See you there @10:30 a.m.