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Renewing Of The Mind

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Changing one's mind to transform one's life

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Romans 12:1
Romans 12:1–2 KJV 1900
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Mind: Recollection, Memory, the element or complex of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons; the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism; intention, desire, opinion, view, mood.
CPU (Central Processing Unit) Computer
Overloaded (spinning wheel) thinking
When we speak of someone’s “mind,” we are really speaking about the thoughts and actions produced by their brain.
The mind is also considered as one’s heart or inner being according to Old Testament writers. In the New Testament it was also considered the heart.
Jesus makes the heart the source of the acts of a man.
Jesus makes the heart the source of the acts of a man. Paul thought whether a man is good or evil depends on the state of the heart.
Paul thought whether a man is good or evil depends on the state of the heart.
Jesus makes the heart the source of the acts of a man. Paul thought whether a man is good or evil depends on the state of the heart.
They make the heart the source of the acts of a man
Thought, Purpose, Disposition comes from the heart
Purpose
The mind is the seat of human consciousness, thoughts and desires. Scripture stresses that the minds of believers must be shaped by the knowledge and love of God, as their ways of thinking and acting become more like the pattern set out in Jesus Christ.
Disposition
Pre-owned and certified
Overloaded (spinning wheel) thinking
Sin attacks the mind from birth
We are born in sin
Do we teach toddlers to fight, bite or lie, it’s natural to them
Romans 8:6–7 KJV 1900
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Romans 8:6-7
Renew: to make like new, restore to freshness, vigor, or perfection; to make new spiritually, Rebuild, Renew, Revive, Regenerate
Born in sin
Do we teach a toddler to lie
Do we teach toddlers to fight, bite or lie, it’s natural to them
The renewing of our minds so that we might be able to approve what God’s will is—that is, to recognize and put into practice, God’s will for every situation we are in throughout life.
The renewing of our minds so that we might be able to approve what God’s will is—that is, to recognize and put into practice God’s will for every situation we are in
What is required is nothing less than a total transformation in world-view. No longer are we to look at life in terms of this world, the realm of sin and death.
The key to this change is the “mind” (noos), the control center of one’s attitudes, thoughts, feelings, and actions (cf. ). As one’s mind keeps on being made new by the spiritual input of God’s Word, prayer, and Christian fellowship, his lifestyle keeps on being transformed.
Mental conformity to the truth of God. This renewal results in a transformation in the life of the believer
Paul encourages us to look at our entire Christian lives as acts of worship. It is not just what is done on Sunday in a church building that ‘ascribes worth’ to God, but what God and the world see in us every day and every moment of the week.
Remember the stages of a butterfly
Total Make-over
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV 1900
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
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Paul encourages us to look at our entire Christian lives as acts of worship. It is not just what is done on Sunday in a church building that ‘ascribes worth’ to God, but what God and the world see in us every day and every moment of the week.
As a Christian is transformed in his mind and is made more like Christ, he comes to approve and desire God’s will, not his own will for his life. Then he discovers that God’s will is what is good for him, and that it pleases God, and is complete in every way. It is all he needs. But only by being renewed spiritually can a believer ascertain, do, and enjoy the will of God.
Eph 4:22-
Ephesians 4:22–24 KJV 1900
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Pre-owned and certified
The Holy Ghost is your certification, you were pre-owned in sin and once belong to your father Satan, living your life according to your own ways and will, but through the prayers of others, hearing and reading the Word of God your life has been transformed. The Fruit of the Spirit is now being produced within your life.
You are talking a new way
You are walking a new way
You are living a new way
But most of all you are thinking a new way
Your mind has been renewed, and restored your life has been transformed by the Will of God.
Closing
Closing
Philippians 4:8 KJV 1900
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
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