Scriptures referenced in chronological order:
Romans 12:2, John 10:10, 1 Peter 4:10, 1 Timothy 4:14, Romans 12:6, Colossians 3:23–24, 1 Peter 4:10–11

A little special in which the schedule is a little owed. We are having to change the things we do. So today I am finishing the series of 2 messages about getting ready for New Years because you see, we gotta have a Christmas Program next Sunday and then we gonna have Christmas day. I don’t have another day to tell you anything about new year because the next time we meet is next year.

So the schedule kind of put me in a place in which I had to talk to you about what I wanted to say at the end of the year I had to start the first and the second Sunday of this month. But hey, I know you don’t care about that as long as it is the word of God.

I don’t know about you, but I have been thinking about next year and I have been thinking about many things. There are many of them that I have no control over, so they have totally been surrendered to the Lord. I can’t do anything about it, but there are certain things that I can. As a matter effect there are certain things that God wants us to do and these are the things we need to look at every single year. I don’t know about you but I know that many people in the United States and in the World will be looking at the year 2016 and then figure out OK, what did I do wrong and what did I do right and how are we going to do different next year and start making all these plans. Most of us who do that will not follow through. I gotta tell you that. And that’s OK, you are not alone. Most of the people who make New Years Resolutions and plans do not follow up on them. Because one thing takes over – life takes over. You don’t know what’s gonna happen in 15 minutes, so never mind what’s gonna happen after the 1st of January. So life take over. The Lord has total control in our lives.

And one of the areas that I personally encourage you to look at in the year 2017, well it’s not one of the areas, and the one I am look at myself is our spiritual shape. We started talking last week about this and the title that I started last week and I’m gonna finish today is “Let’s Get In Shape!”