Sermon Illustrations

Have you heard the saying “you are what you eat”? Well good thing that’s not true because I’d probably be an eggplant or something, but what is true is “you are what you think”. You are what you think, you are what you read, and you are who you hang out with. If you put garbage in, you’ll get garbage out. On my last road trip my wife and I stopped along the Mississippi River. It was beautiful, but it stunk. It is a pretty dirty river. Does anyone in here know how to clean out a river? You stop polluting it. You stop putting junk into it. If you do that the river will eventually just clean itself out. We are what we think, read and do. If we constantly dwell on these 7 ways to question our thought process, we will have clean thought. If we stop reading junk, listening to junk, watching junk, and associating ourselves with junk, than we will be able to begin the cleaning process of our mind. We are to be constantly renewing our minds. That’s why Paul tells in Romans 12:2, “…be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”