Sermon Notes 2022 03 27 AM

March 27, 2022 AM
Paul Gotthardt
#5 in series

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A BIBLICAL UNDERSTANDING OF MIND RENEWAL
2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-5; ROMANS 12:2

Key thought: What you believe determines how you act. How you act determines if you win.

The basics of this spiritual battle:

I. Our battle is spiritual (v.3).
II. Our weapons are spiritual (v.4).

There are 3 primary weapons we use in spiritual warfare:

  • Weapon 1: The Word of God (Ephesians 6:17)
  • Weapon 2: The presence of God (Deuteronomy 1:30, Zechariah 4:6, Jude 9)
  • Weapon 3: The prayers of God’s people (James 5:15).

III. Our ability to know God is under attack (v.5a).

Part of Satan’s strategy has always been to eliminate the __ before there’s a __.

IV. The mind is to be closely monitored (v.5b).

Step 1: Guard the __ of the mind.

To guard the gate, stop and ask:

  1. __ is this thought coming from?
  2. Where is this thought __?
  3. What does God’s __ say about this idea/thought/belief?
  4. Have I submitted this thought to the __ of Christ (if not why)?
  5. Is this thought __ me or __ me from knowing God?

Fortresses do not fall because we __ our minds; they fall because we __ our minds with the right things.

Step 2: __ the mind in truth.