Sermons on Mind Renewal

Written On Your Heart Part 4

THE TWO TREES OF KNOWLEDGE In the Old Testament, God’s “Spirit” rested over the Ark of the Covenant; leading Israel out of the wilderness into God’s promises. The Ark of the Covenant symbolizes the heart of a believer. Jeremiah 31:33 (NLT) “This is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their…

Written On Your Heart Part 3

THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT God’s law was never the standard for salvation. God’s law is the standard for personal freedom. Romans 13:8-10 (LBP) If you are loving others you are measuring up to the standard that God’s law has always been seeking . . . . If you really love, you will measure up to the whole law without even thinking about it. Jesus saves us, the Holy Spirit fills us, the Father’s love frees us. Romans 5:5 (CEV)…

Breastplate of Righteousness Part 2

THE PURPOSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS The Breastplate of Righteousness produces peace, rest, confidence, security, boldness, no fear, no terror, no oppression. Romans 8:30 (LOVETT) God called those whom He fore-ordained. He also justified them, making them as righteous as Jesus. Easton’s Bible Dictionary—Justification: “The judicial act of God, by which he pardons all the sins of those who believe in Christ, and accounts, accepts, and treats them as righteous . . . . In addition to the pardon of sin, justification…

Breastplate of Righteousness Part 1

THE BLESSINGS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS Proverbs 28:1 (NIV) The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. Isaiah 32:17 (NIV) The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. . . . the effect of righteousness is rest and security for ever. – JUB The Breastplate of Righteousness produces peace, rest, confidence, security, and boldness. Isaiah 54:14 (TLV) In righteousness you will be established. You will be…

Flesh vs Spirit Part 2

THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Galatians 5:16 (LDB) I challenge you to think, speak, and act in obedience to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Then you won’t be in any danger of gratifying any selfish or wrongful [fleshly] desire. I challenge you to think, speak, and act in obedience to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 (JOHN) When anyone turns to Christ, the veil is removed . . . . This is God’s Spirit at…

Truth Over Trend Part 1

THE BIBLE IS ALIVE 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (MSG) Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. In order to get to know God, you have to get to know your Bible. John 1:1-5 (NIV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word…

Doors Part 3

THE DOOR OF MY LIPS Psalm 139:16 (NIV) Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. FOUR STAGES OF GOD’S INDIVIDUAL WILL Stage 1: The prompting of the Holy Spirit Stage 2: Certain uncertainty Stage 3: Predictable resistance Stage 4: Focused determination Psalm 141:3 (NIV) Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. “The door of my…

Take Every Thought Captive

TAKE EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE The average person has 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts a day. 90% of those thoughts are repetitive. 80% of those thoughts are negative. Romans 12:2 (KJV) Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. . . . Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. – MSG Sin is…

Made to Conquer

TRUST CHRIST TO HELP 1 John 5:4 (AMP) Everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God]. . . . God’s “heredity” within us will always conquer the world outside us. – PHILLIPS . . . by trusting Christ to help. – TLB E. W. Kenyon said, “The reason the majority of Christians are weak, though they are…

Created to Worship

WHAT YOU WORSHIP YOU BECOME Romans 1:19-20 (LOVETT) God Himself has seen to it that evidence of His existence is plainly manifested to everyone . . . . They are revealed in the things He has made. Therefore no man has any excuse for failing to acknowledge Him . . . . Yet people have refused to acknowledge Him . . . . deliberately trading the truth about God for a lie, they offer their worship and service to created…