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Renewing your mind

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Renewing your mind

  1. 1. Richard Chamberlain rdcltci@gmail.com http://rdcltci.wordpress.com Monday 10 January 2011
  2. 2. Transformation A little context Monday 10 January 2011
  3. 3. Monday 10 January 2011
  4. 4. I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do Romans 12:1-2 not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Monday 10 January 2011
  5. 5. I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Monday 10 January 2011
  6. 6. And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him,"What is written in the Law? How do you read it?" And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your Luke 10:25-28 God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live." Monday 10 January 2011
  7. 7. And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him,"What is written in the Law? How do you read it?" And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live." Monday 10 January 2011
  8. 8. Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them, Matthew 16:13-23 "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. Monday 10 January 2011
  9. 9. Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. Monday 10 January 2011
  10. 10. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ. Monday 10 January 2011
  11. 11. From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, "Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you." But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man." Monday 10 January 2011
  12. 12. From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, "Far be it God is not nice! from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you." But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man." Monday 10 January 2011
  13. 13. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. Isaiah 55:8-9 earth, For as the heavens are higher than the so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Monday 10 January 2011
  14. 14. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Monday 10 January 2011
  15. 15. The essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him. A. W. Tozer Monday 10 January 2011
  16. 16. Renewing your mind Monday 10 January 2011
  17. 17. The dangerous alternatives to a renewed mind Monday 10 January 2011
  18. 18. 1) A Debased Mind "And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased (depraved - NIV) mind, to do those things which are not fitting." (Romans 1:28) Monday 10 January 2011
  19. 19. The Message ...rampant evil, grabbing and grasping, vicious backstabbing...envy, wanton killing, bickering, and cheating....mean-spirited, venomous, fork-tongued God-bashers. Bullies, swaggerers, insufferable windbags! They keep inventing new ways of wrecking lives. They ditch their parents when they get in the way. Stupid, slimy, cruel, cold-blooded. Monday 10 January 2011
  20. 20. 2) A Blinded Mind "Whose mind the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them." (2 Cor 4:4) Monday 10 January 2011
  21. 21. 3) A Futile Mind "You should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind." (Eph. 4:17) Monday 10 January 2011
  22. 22. 4) A Hostile Mind "7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so." (Romans 8:7 NIV) Monday 10 January 2011
  23. 23. 5) A Double Mind "Let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways." (James 1:5 - 8) Monday 10 January 2011
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  25. 25. 6) A Feeble Mind "Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted (lit: feeble- minded), uphold the weak, be patient with all." (1 Thess 5:14) Monday 10 January 2011
  26. 26. Why we need a Renewed Mind Monday 10 January 2011
  27. 27. 1) The Key To Transformation Romans 12: 1 - 2 Php 4:13 2 Cor. 5:17 Monday 10 January 2011
  28. 28. 2) Important in Spiritual Warfare 2 Corinthians 10:4 - 5 3) Necessary for Faith James 1:5 - 6 Monday 10 January 2011
  29. 29. 4) For Ongoing Spiritual Development Ephesians 4:17 - 24 5) To Know the Will of God Romans 12:2 Monday 10 January 2011
  30. 30. 6) For A Proper Knowledge Of Self Romans 12:3 7) Inward Peace And Stability Philippians 4:6 Monday 10 January 2011
  31. 31. How can our Minds be Renewed? Monday 10 January 2011
  32. 32. 1. Choices Die - a Living Sacrifice Lk 9:23...he said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Lk 9:57-62 Monday 10 January 2011
  33. 33. Habits - what do you do? - do you think about things? - do you ask questions? - do you ‘sharpen’ men of God Monday 10 January 2011
  34. 34. The things that Habits captivate our hearts - what do you do? - do you think about will dominate our things? thoughts, and our - do you ask questions? thoughts will - do you ‘sharpen’ men dominate our lives. of God Matt 6:21 Monday 10 January 2011
  35. 35. Routines - when do you pray, read, meditate, talk...? Php 4:8...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy— think about such things. - do you think about the right things? Monday 10 January 2011
  36. 36. 2. Holy Spirit Ask - Luke 11:9ff Filled - Eph 5:18 Fruit - Gal 5:22-23 Monday 10 January 2011
  37. 37. Walk - Holy Spirit Leads you... - to Jesus - where is your focus - ministry or Master? - in God’s paths - Jesus in the wilderness, Philip to the desert road, Paul to Macedonia, Gal 5:16, 18 Monday 10 January 2011
  38. 38. Dangers in our fellowship with the Holy Spirit Remember - The Holy Spirit is a Person Monday 10 January 2011
  39. 39. Eph 4:30…And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption How can we can grieve him? Monday 10 January 2011
  40. 40. Eph 4:31…Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice... Monday 10 January 2011
  41. 41. Acts 5:3,4…Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Monday 10 January 2011
  42. 42. …Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God.” Monday 10 January 2011
  43. 43. 1Thess 5:19 Do not put out the Spirit’s fire Monday 10 January 2011
  44. 44. 1Thess 5:20 …do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good Monday 10 January 2011
  45. 45. Acts 7:51 You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers:You always resist the Holy Spirit! Monday 10 January 2011
  46. 46. Heb 10:29…Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot Monday 10 January 2011
  47. 47. Heb 10:29…who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? Monday 10 January 2011
  48. 48. “The Spirit of God acts with considerable disturbing effect. It is part of his nature to do so.” Donald Guthrie, NT Theology Monday 10 January 2011
  49. 49. “The work of the Holy Spirit is to manifest the active presence of God in the world, and especially in the church” Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology Monday 10 January 2011
  50. 50. 3. Scripture Heb 4:12, Gen 1, Isa 55:8ff Read - when, where, how much? Memorise - Ps 119:11, Prov. 10:14, 18:15 Monday 10 January 2011
  51. 51. Study - complacency is a real danger in ministry, have you stopped studying - do you wait on God? Application - James 1: 22ff doers of the word / “Never, Matt 7:24ff wise & never, never, foolish builders never give up” Monday 10 January 2011
  52. 52. “There is only one thing that keeps most churches from prospering spiritually. They have yet to find God.” Francis Frangipane Monday 10 January 2011

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