God is concerned with how we use our minds--the way we think, the kind of thoughts we think. We ought to as well. So the question before us then is this, "How does God want me to use my mind?" Our text today answers that question.
Part of the series:
Our annual ministry theme is taken from Ephesians 4:23 - "Be Renewed." As we unpack our ministry theme for 2022, we are covering this theme in two broad categories, 1) Personal Renewal, and 2) Corporate Renewal. This series of messages deals with the matter of Personal Renewal.
Synopsis: When it comes to imaging Christ in our relationships with ourselves, our circumstances and with people, three non-negotiable truths must be embraced, kept in mind and practiced as personal renewal cannot take place apart from any one of them. When it comes to personal renewal, this is where it all begins.
Synopsis: Paul uses a clothing analogy to drive home important truth about the nature of biblical change and how we grow spiritually. As we unpack our text tonight, it's important to understand Paul's flow of thought as he instructs how personal renewal takes place.
Synopsis: Flowing out from Paul's line of thinking/teaching on how we mature or grow in Christ, are two foundational truths we are to embrace and practice. The first of these is covered in today's message from Ephesians 4:17-24.
Synopsis: Today we begin looking at the second foundational truth that flows out of Paul's teaching in Ephesians 4:17-24: personal renewal is not only possible, but is a successful process when empowered by God's grace and His Spirit. It's God's plan for our lives. Through three key words in vv. 22-24, God reveals for us the result that all teaching of His truth is to have upon us so that change and growth may take place. It's a reliable road map for us to follow. This message looks at the first of these words in v. 22.
Synopsis: This message completes our look at the three-step process for Christian growth that is God's reliable plan for us to follow by which the image of God is restored in us. It's a measurable tool whereby we can tell in a concrete way if we are growing to be more like Christ or not.
Synopsis: The Bible has much to say about the use of the mind. The battleground of spiritual warfare takes place there. When it comes to renewing the mind, it's important that we set aside some common misconceptions so we can understand the full significance of what is being said. Then we will look at how all that is worked out in life.
Synopsis: Last week, in order to have a clear understanding of what this concept of renewing our mind means, we noted what Ephesians 4:23 is not saying and what it is saying. Today we move on to look at how the process of renewing the mind works. Today's text and others we look at will help us immensely.
Synopsis: In today's message we look at the third of three truths that indicate to us what is involved in renewing our minds. This third truth also answers the question, "what does renewing the mind" look like in daily life?
Synopsis: In Philippians 4:5-7, God talks to us about the matter of peace within. In 4:9, God reveals the source of peace--Himself! Sandwiched in between these verses talking about God's peace is the instruction given to us in 4:8 that is so vital in experiencing that peace. Here, God teaches us how to use our minds biblically. If you and I are to enjoy God's peace within, we must use our minds biblically. God's Word shows us to do that.
Synopsis: God is concerned with how we use our minds--the way we think, the kind of thoughts we think. We ought to as well. So the question before us then is this, "How does God want me to use my mind?" Our text today answers that question.
Synopsis: Philippians 4:8 contains eight filters through which our thoughts are to be processed. Using our minds biblically is a key component in the process of personal renewal. This message looks at the first of these filters.