Outline for sermon preached on January 27, 2019 as part of the “Happy New You!” series entitle “New Now.”


  1. Not all memories are good.
  2. Resolutions are actually Re-Solutions.
  3. Romans 7:18.
  4. The STRUGGLE with better is between knowing and doing.
  5. TEXT: 2 Corinthians 5:17.
  6. The SOLUTION is to be “In Christ.”
  7. We have the new now (Ephesians 4:24).
  8. In Christ means we must have a genuine relationship with Jesus.


  1. What is the change that happens when I get in Christ? (2 Corinthians 1:10)
    1. Positional change. This is Justification.
    2. Progressive change. This is Sanctification.
    3. Permanent change. This is Glorification.
  2. How do we get in Christ? (John 1:12-13)
    1. We do not get in Christ by our heritage.
    2. We do not get in Christ by personal desire.
    3. We do not get in Christ by man-made religions.
    4. We do not get in Christ by our works.
    5. Ephesians 2:8.
    6. We get in Christ by grace.
    7. We get in Christ through faith.
  3. When can we get in Christ?
    1. Today (2 Corinthians 6:2).