16 16s for 2016 (keys to a great year)


  1. #2016 — Even when you don’t feel like you are trending, you can still have a great year!
  2. A sixteen quotation — Be enthusiastic about the new year! “If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.” –John Cage
  3. Sixteen candles — “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” –Matthew 5:16
  4. Dieciséis — It’s still 16, although it is written in Spanish. We’re all the same, no matter what language we speak. May we discover cultural diversity to be enriching in 2016 rather than threatening.
  5. Sweet 16 — May your heart flow with the sweetness of God’s Spirit in 2016.
  6. 4 X 4 = — May God’s presence and blessings multiply in your life in the new year!
  7. John 3:16 — “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son . . .” Let God’s love transform your life in 2016
  8. 1652 — In 1652 George Fox had a vision while on Pendle Hill in northwest England of “a great people to be gathered” and he began Friends meetings where ordinary people waited on God and shared as prompted by the Holy Spirit. Those meetings spread around the world. May God once again gather people to wait on the Spirit and obey His leadings.
  9. 256  (square root of 256) — Even when you don’t understand things, may you trust in and obey the living, resurrected Jesus Christ in 2016.
  10. 16th Century — In the early 16th Century (October 31, 1517), Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany, starting a world wide movement — the Protestant Reformation. One of Luther’s teachings was the priesthood of the believer. In 2016, may churches begin to allow all of God’s priests (ordinary Christ-followers) to speak in worship meetings as they are led by the Spirit.
  11. Song 16 in The Songbook of The Salvation Army — God is still on the throne.
  12. Sixteen — Some things are better understood when you take the time to write them out. Consider journaling in 2016.
  13. Ekklesia (8 letters) X 2 = — 2016 is the time for the church to open its doors to the lost word of the Bible — ekklesia.
  14. Matthew 16:16-19 — Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my ekklesia, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.'”
  15. 1611 — The most widely read English translation of the Bible, the King James Version, was completed in 1611. The wording is out dated, but the meaning and beauty of this version still shine forth in 2016.  Why not read it (or an easier to read version)?
  16. Proverbs 16:16 — “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver.”



About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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