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: Today we return to Psalm 23:1-3 for another message from God's Word on the theme of personal renewal. Last week we saw that we can experience personal renewal when we come to the Source of it--the LORD our Shepherd. Today we look at how we can know personal renewal - when we follow our Shepherd.
Synopsis: As we continue our series on personal renewal, we come to a very famous text of Scripture --Psalm 23. Today's message focuses on the first part of v.3 where our pastor extracts this truth: our God is a God of renewal. Restoring is His gracious shepherding work.
Synopsis: When it comes to the matter of our personal renewal, our Christian growth, our imaging Christ more accurately, perspective is vital. One of the foundational perspectives is the connection between who are are a born-again believers and what we do as born-again believers. If we are to successfully grow in grace, we must keep the right perspective uppermost in our thinking so that our doing reflects spiritual reality and not a distortion of it.
Synopsis: In our final look at 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 and what God's Word has to say about pulling down strongholds, we cover a four-fold battle plan that will encourage greater victory in your daily battles whether it is with fear, anger, worry, impatience, or despair, etc.
Synopsis: This morning we look at the 3rd key step of action when it comes to tearing down strongholds and bringing our thoughts into captivity to the obedience of Christ. There's some encouraging truth when it comes to the weapons God gives us tear these down!
Synopsis: As we continue our series on personal renewal, we move on from learning what God has to say about the biblical use of the mind that is key to our growth in Christlikeness, to another component of renewal that is key to our success in Christlikeness--The Battle in our Mind. It's imperative to remember not only where the spiritual battle lies but also exactly what is at stake in this long war for the control of our hearts. If we would win The Battle in our Minds, there are three things we need to know, believe, and act upon that are presented in today's text of Scripture. This message covers the first two of these truths.
Synopsis: In this final message from Philippians 4:8, we take a look at the eight filters through which all our thoughts are to be processed. Our text today reveals two ways in which we can use our minds biblically so that we love the Lord with all our minds (Cf. Mark 12:30). Biblical thinking is key to personal renewal.
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.
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: 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: 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: 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.