Summary: Allowing the Holy Spirit to help us keep the "right stuff" going into our minds and the "wrong stuff" out.
INTRODUCTION: There are so many things out there which can effect us AND can
effect our minds. You have the different types of media which, if we don’t guard
ourselves carefully, can hurt us spiritually and in so many other ways. Music,
radio, internet, television, movies, reading materials, and even ads - billboards,
There are so many things involved with guarding our minds from worldly things
things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on
things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with
Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with
Him in glory.
Understanding the Mind:
I. The Mind is the Center (Catalyst) of Our Decisions in Life
A. Trash In - Trash Out
B. Where the Mind is, So is the Heart
but his heart is not with thee.
II. Flesh Controlling the Mind
satan gets too much credit for our sin(-s) - sometimes it’s just the flesh which is
controlling us... sometimes it is satan, who is using our flesh, to control us...
We NEED to get our FLESH under control
lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by
nature the children of wrath, even as others.
because of your evil behavior.
III. Spirit Controlling the Mind
We NEED to be led by God, by His Spirit, to live a victorious Christian life
--a life which God wants us to have
Allowing God to control our our minds... what comes into it... WILL control
what comes OUT... controls our thoughts... controls the amount we SIN!!
renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is --
his good, pleasing, and perfect will.
1Corinthians 2:16 - For who has known the mind of the Lord that He may instruct him?
But we have the mind of Christ.
the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those
things were so.
(NIV) to be made new in the attitude of your minds.
declares the Lord; I will put my laws in their mind, and write them on their hearts: and
I will be their God, and they will be my people.
hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
We NEED to guard our minds from things which don’t belong, to do this we NEED go
after things of God. WHAT do we fill our minds with?? Are we having trouble in