INTRO: Welcome to 2016! This is New Yearâ€™s day. Why do we have church today? Ask the fiddler on the roof. Yes, it is tradition! I donâ€™t mind at all. You see, we are to seek first the kingdom of God. Here is how to do that. Talk with Him first thing in the morning. You know how that is done? When you read His word, He is speaking to you; and when you pray, you are speaking to Him! Then, give Him the first part of your money, the tithe. And then on the first day of the week, go to church! And then, on new years day, start the year off by going to church! Well, anyway, I am glad to get to preach on the first day of the year. In actual fact, this is only new yearâ€™s day on the calendar. The real new years day must be found on the Hebrew calendar, because the real new yearâ€™s day happens on the day God created the heavens and the earth!