The Joy of Following Through

May 23, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Philippians 4:8-9 |

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The Joy of Following Through

Philippians 4:8-9

He is not addressing what you cannot control, but what you should control.

When anxiety appears, the cure is prayer. When life is disorderly, the cure is a mental and practical discipline. - Richard Melick

Battle for the Mind

What we think matters, and it matters more than we think. – Roger Ellsworth

Proverbs 23:7 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

Mark 7:20–23 20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

Battle in the Mind

Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

Honest thoughts.

Holy thoughts.

Harmonious thoughts.

Happy thoughts.

Healthy thoughts.

Heavenly thoughts.

Battle to “Mind”

Philippians 2:15

15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

God has blessed His church with His Word as a primary means of purifying our minds.

Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17)

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