Every year we get past Christmas and suddenly our attention turns to the New Year and everything that we hope it will bring for us.  Just about all of us view the 1st of January as a new start… an opportunity to make good.  Whether we call them “New Year’s resolutions” or not we all have ambitions for the year to come.  But each year we know all too well the crushing feeling of failure.  So where in this cycle of resolution, effort and failure that we walk through every New Year, is there any hope?  Pastor Joe opens 2015 by showing how the gospel is better than our New Year’s resolutions.