Sermons on Mind Renewal

The Armor of God Part 3

THE BELT OF TRUTH Ephesians 6:11-17 (NIV) Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes . . . that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place. Helmet of Salvation—Protects our thoughts. Breastplate of Righteousness—Protects our heart.…

The Armor of God Part 2

THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS Ephesians 6:11-17 (NIV) Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes . . . that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place. The Breastplate of Righteousness is to protect your heart. Satan…

The Armor of God Part 1

THE HELMET OF SALVATION Ephesians 6:11-17 (NIV) Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes . . . that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes…

The Spirit of Fear

THE SPIRIT OF FEAR 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. “Fear,” in the Greek, is to become fainthearted; to lose the “moral fortitude” needed to follow the Lord. Ephesians 6:11 (CEV) Put on all the armor that God gives, so you can defend yourself against the devil’s tricks. Satan wants to steal, kill, and destroy—one of the tools he uses is…

Faith in the Final Outcome

FAITH IN THE FINAL OUTCOME Jesus never promised us an easy life. John 16:33 (AMP) [Jesus said] I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world. When we go through hard times, we must place our faith in the final outcome. Psalm 34:19 (AMP) Many hardships and perplexing…

Getting God’s Vision

GETTING GOD’S VISION Acts 3:19-22 (WE) Stop doing wrong things. Turn to God again. Then the wrong things you have done will be wiped away altogether. The Lord will give you a new start and make you very glad. He will send you Jesus. He was the one God chose to be the Christ. But he must wait in heaven until the time when all things will be made new again as they were at first. By his holy prophets…

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…