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Battleground_of_the_Mind_Part_9_Christian_Discernment

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Godly discernment emerges from a Christian mind shaped by God’s word through the help of the Holy Spirit.

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Battleground_of_the_Mind_Part_9_Christian_Discernment

  1. 1. 2 Corinthians 10:1-2 By the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you—I, Paul, who am ‘timid’ when face to face with you, but ‘bold’ when away! I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world. www.networkbible.org
  2. 2. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. www.networkbible.org
  3. 3. 2 Corinthians 10:6-7 And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete. You are looking only on the surface of things. If anyone is confident that he belongs to Christ, he should consider again that we belong to Christ just as much as he. www.networkbible.org
  4. 4. 2 Corinthians 10:8-9 For even if I boast somewhat freely about the authority the Lord gave us for building you up rather than pulling you down, I will not be ashamed of it. I do not want to seem to be trying to frighten you with my letters. www.networkbible.org
  5. 5. 2 Corinthians 10:10-11 For some say, ‘His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing.’ Such people should realize that what we are in our letters when we are absent, we will be in our actions when we are present. www.networkbible.org
  6. 6. A MOMENTARY lapse in judgment can lead to a LIFETIME of regret. Discernment goes beyond learning information to being able to PROCESS and INTEGRATE lessons learned… Discernment can only be as good a the INFORMATION that it is based upon.
  7. 7. God’s word is the FOUNDATION and GUIDE for godly discernment. If we want to become more like Christ OUTWARDLY, it begins with inviting Him to be Lord…over how we THINK… Now, how we think is shaped, in part, by who we TRUST or choose to listen to.
  8. 8. False teachers utilize the POWER and PERSUASION of words to influence PERCEPTION Who we trust is vital for we give them permission to speak into our lives shaping what we BELIEVE A lie MASQUARADING as truth is still a lie.
  9. 9. …what we believe DETERMINES how we LIVE Godly discernment emerges from a Christian MIND shaped by God’s WORD through the help of the Holy Spirit.
  10. 10. Please take a moment to fill out your Communication Card My Next Step Today is to: ( ) Do the home life help (in bulletin) ( ) Evaluate how I practice discernment ( ) Identify what “voices” are influencing how I think and discern ( ) Meditate on 2 Cor. 10:5 ( ) Evaluate and submit my thoughts to Jesus ( ) Other________________________

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