INTRODUCTION: Our mind is the most important part of our body. Every other organ can be replaced, even the heart. But when our mind doesn't function we will die. The mind is important in the spiritual realm as well. The Christian mind is spoken of in several different ways in the New Testament.
I. THE CHRISTIAN MIND IS A RENEWED MIND.
A. We have been transformed.II. THE CHRISTIAN MIND IS TO BE A PURE MIND.1. Romans 12:1 - "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."B. This renewed mind come by a rebirth.
A. The Bible urges us to live a pure (righteous) way of life.III. THE CHRISTIAN MIND SHOULD BE A HUMBLE MIND.1. Matthew 5:8 - Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.B. Love springs forth from a pure heart.
A. This is spoken of as "the mind of Christ."IV. THE CHRISTIAN MIND IS A READY MIND.1. Philippians 2:3-8B. Humility-not thinking of self more than we ought.1. Romans 12:3 - For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.C. We should humble ourselves to God and one another.1. James 4:10 - Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
A. A ready mind-one eager to accept truth.V. THE CHRISTIAN MIND IS A CONVINCED MIND.1. Acts 17:11 - These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.B. Eager to do God's will.1. 2 Corinthians 8:12 - For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.
A. A mind that is fully committed.CONCLUSION ARE WE READY TO "CHANGE OUR MINDS." WE NEED TO TRADE IN OUR OLD1. Matthew 22:37 - Jesus said to him, " 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'B. Fully convinced of God's faithfulness.1. Romans 8:38-39 "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."C. Double-mindedness is condemned.
MINDS FOR ONE PLEASING TO GOD.
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