The reading For Tonight Matthew 22:35-37
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Let Us Go On To Perfection Hebrews 6:1 Lesson #1
Lesson #2 John 5:6
The Mind of a Christian Lesson #3
The Mind of a Christian He Set His Face Toward JerusalemLuke 9:51 Luke 9:51 (NKJV) 51 Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem,
The Christian’s Mind • Mind, • the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc. • the totality of conscious or unconscious. • Intellect or understanding, as distinguished from the faculties of feeling and willing.Random House Dictionary
The Christian’s Mind • In the New Testament, several Greek words addressing the thought process and will. • Mind, reason, thought, will, remembrance, judgment, etc.
The Christian’s Mind • The will of a Christian • His mind is his will to be what he ought to be. Related to the spiritual heart!
The Christian’s Mind • Mindset • An attitude, disposition or mood. • An intention or inclination • One who thinks a certain way, usually based upon circumstances.
The Christian’s Mind • The mindset of a Christian • Everything he does is governed by His faith. • Romans 12:16 • Philippians 2:2 • Philippians 2:5 • Romans 8:27 Romans 12:16 (NKJV) 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. Romans 8:27 (NKJV) 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Philippians 2:5 (NKJV) 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, Philippians 2:2 (NKJV) 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
The Bible and the Mind • Matthew 22:37love God with your heart, soul and mind • Philippians 2:2 lowliness of mind (cf. Matt. 5:3)
The Bible and the Mind Romans 8:5-9 (NKJV) 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. • Philippians 2:5, the mind of Christ in us • Romans 8:5-9spiritually minded Philippians 2:5 (NKJV) 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
The Bible and the Mind • Colossians 3:1-2, set your mind on things above • 1 Peter 1:13gird up the loins of your mind 1 Peter 1:13 (NKJV) 13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; Colossians 3:1-2 (NKJV) 1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
The Bible and the Mind 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (NKJV) 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, • Revelation 2:23, He searches the minds and hearts • 2 Cor. 10:4-5bringing every thought into captivity Revelation 2:23 (NKJV) 23 I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.
The Bible and the Mind • Proverbs 23:7, as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV) 7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, But his heart is not with you.
The Bible and the Mind Philippians 4:8 (NKJV) 8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things. • Titus 1:15, …even their mind and conscience are defiled • Philippians 4:8meditate (think, consider) on these things Titus 1:15 (NKJV) 15 To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.
The Bible and the Mind • Hebrews 4:12, the word of God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart • Psalm 26:2“Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart.” Psalm 26:2 (NKJV) 2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart. Hebrews 4:12 (NKJV) 12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The Bible and the Mind • 2 Corinthians 7:9, Acts 8:22, repentance, repent • Μετανοέω, (metanoeō,) - “to change one’s mind” (Thayer)“ to perceiveafterwards” • (Vine’s)lit. “to think afterwards • Repentance begins with the mind! 2 Corinthians 7:9 (NKJV) 9 Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing.
Renewing the Mind • Renewal – to revitalize or refresh. To make new again! • “The adjustment of the moral and spiritual vision and thinking to the mind of God, which is designed to have a transforming effect upon the life.” (Vines Expository Dictionary)
Renewing the Mind • Romans 12:1-2, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV) 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. 2 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.
Renewing the Mind 2 Corinthians 4:16 (NKJV) 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. • 2 Corinthians 4:16
Renewing the Mind • Colossians 3:10 Colossians 3:10 (NKJV) 10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,
Renewing the Mind • Ephesians 4:23 Ephesians 4:2323 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
As we strive to go on to perfection, it will begin with our renewed mindset! Where is your mind at?