Summary: We must purge ourselves of us and have Christ abide in us

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Ending Well in 2015

December 27, 2015 Morning Service

Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK

Rick Boyne

Message Point: We must purge ourselves of us and have Christ abide in us.

Focus Passage: John 15:1-11

Introduction: For some, 2015 has been an excellent year! For others, it has been the worst year of their life. Perhaps, it’s been a mixed bag for you, like most years, some good-some bad. No matter whether it has been good or bad, you need to look at ending 2015 well.

I. Confession

a. Admit what you did was wrong

i. To God

ii. To others

b. Attitudes

i. Jealousy

ii. Grudges

iii. Bitterness

iv. Anger

v. Pride

vi. Negativity

c. Words

i. Watch the WAY to speak to one another

ii. Watch what you SAY to one another

d. Deeds

i. Anything that doesn’t honor God

ii. Anything that would embarrass you or your momma

II. Repentance

a. Stop what you are doing wrong

b. Give it to the Lord

c. You cannot even repent on your own; at least not properly

III. Forgiveness

a. Forgive others

b. Forgiving others isn’t for the other person; it’s completely for you

c. You are commanded to forgive – COMMANDED!

d. Ask for forgiveness

i. From God

ii. From those whom you have wronged

Application/Invitation: During this time of invitation, ask the Lord to show you what you need to confess of, repent of, and who you need to forgive or ask forgiveness.

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