- Sermon Notes
Love God with All Your Mind (Matthew 22:37)
Intro – Proverbs 23:7 As a man thinks so is he; Jesus knew the word and quoted it to the devil; He grew in wisdom so He had to put in the work; do we even try?
I. Thinking Right Can Give You Life and Peace (Romans 8:6) Want?
A. By setting your mind on the Spirit
B. By not setting your mind on the flesh – does it lead to greed?
C. By taking every thought captive to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5)
Faith Beyond Belief, 62-63
II. Thinking Right Comes from God’s Word (Romans 12:2)
A. Not conformed to the world (1 John 2:15-17)
B. But transformed by the renewing of your mind (1 John 2:14)
I need to get in my head!
C. To prove what the will of God is (read, obey what you know)
III. Thinking Right Comes from the Mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16)
In making decisions
A. What Christ used against the devil (Matthew 4:3-10)
B. What Christ suffered (Hebrews 12:2-4) List!
C. Arm yourself with the same purpose (1 Peter 4:1)
IV. Thinking Right Involves being Renewed Often (Ephesians 4:23)
A. Dwell on what is true, honorable and right (Philippians 4:8)
B. Set your mind on heaven (Colossians 3:2)
Read Revelation 21-22
C. Claim the sound mind given by God (2 Timothy 1:7) – discipline
Don’t act out of fear!
D. Gird your mind for action (1 Peter 1:13)
V. Application for Loving God with All Your Mind
A. Set your mind on the Spirit (Galatians 5:16)
B. Renew your mind by reading Balance In Spiritual Things – free
based on Ecclesiastes 7:18 (devotional for men)
C. Dwell only on positive things this week!
And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’