Renewal of Our Minds
â€œâ€¦the human brain is the most complex arrangement of matter in the universe.â€ – Dr. Duane Gish
â€œFor as he thinks within himself, so he is.â€ â€“ Proverbs 23:7a (NASB)
â€œDo not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…â€ â€“ Romans 12:2a
â€œLet this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesusâ€ – Philippians 2:5
THE GOAL: TO OBTAIN THE _______ OF ________.
1. WE NEED TO ________ CHRIST
“Who can know what the Lord is thinking? Who can give him counsel? But we can understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.â€ â€“ 1 Corinthians 2:16
â€œSubmit to God, â€¦Come near to God and He will come near to youâ€¦Wash your hands, you sinners, purify your heartsâ€¦Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.â€ – James 4:7-10
2. WE NEED TO ___________ _____________.
2 Mental Laws:
1.â€¨The Law of Concentration – â€¨The Law of Concentration states that whatever we dwell upon grows in our life experience.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverb 23:7a
2. The Law of Substitution – â€¨The Law of Substitution states that our conscience mind can only hold one thought at a time.
3. WE NEED TO ______ _______ WITH _______.
â€œSubmit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.â€ – James 4:7
â€œâ€¦there is another law at work within me that is at war with my mind. This law wins the fight and makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey Godâ€™s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.â€ â€“ Romans 7:23-25
THE OUTCOME: PERSONAL __________.
1. SATAN IS ___________.
2. GUILT IS ___________.
3. GODâ€™S WILL IS ___________.
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” – Isaiah 26: 3