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Summary: To show that we need to let GOD's WORDS change our minds so that it will bring about a change of life.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Can a change of mind bring out a change of lifestyle?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that we need to let GOD's WORDS change our minds so that it will bring about a change of life.

IV. TEXT:

Romans 12:2 (Amplified Bible)

12:2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

V. THESIS:

Thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have changed from the inside out because of Your Word that changes my way of thinking and all You ask from me is to quickly respond.

VI. TITLE:

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind

Word Study: transformed

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70

B. Style of writing: Best Greek style

C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos

D. Audience: Hebrew Christians

E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible

F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Transformed – Greek word: “metamorphoo” meaning:

1. change

Change - Altered; varied; turned; converted; shifted.

2 Corinthians 3:18 (Amplified Bible)

And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.

2. transfigure

Transfigure - To transform; to change the outward form or appearance.

Matthew 17:2 (Amplified Bible)

And His appearance underwent a change in their presence; and His face shone clear and bright like the sun, and His clothing became as white as light.

Mark 9:2 (Amplified Bible)

Six days after this, Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves. And He was transfigured before them and became resplendent with divine brightness.

3. transform

Transform means:

1. To change the form of; to change the shape or appearance; to metamorphose; as a caterpillar transformed into a butterfly.

2. To change one substance into another; to transmute. The alchimists sought to transform lead into gold.

3. In theology, to change the natural disposition and temper of man from a state of enmity to God and his law, into the image of God, or into a disposition and temper conformed to the will of God.

Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Rom 12.

4. To change the elements, bread and wine, into the flesh and blood of Christ.


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