The Christ Mind
Romans 12:1-2 - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.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.
Popular Quotes: Have you lost your mind/ You are out of your mind/ Never mind
1. (A Right Mind) through Christ - (Man in the Tombs)
Mark 5:15 - And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
2. (A Ready Mind) to believe in Christ - (Berea - Paul & Silas)
Acts 17:11 - These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
3. (A United Mind) in the Love of Christ - (Church of God in Corinth)
1 Cor. 1:10 - Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
4. (A Lowly Mind) in the Humble Christ - (Jesus example of humility)
Phil. 2:3-5 - Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Strife – Angry contention, fighting, or Heated, often violent dissension; bitter conflict
Vainglory – Excessive vanity
Romans 12:3 - For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
5. (A Steady Mind (Not Upset)) in the Word of Christ – Trust in His Word – BELIEVE
2 Thes. 2:2 - That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled (False doctrine does this), neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
6. (A Girded Mind) in the Truth of Christ –
1 Peter 1:15 - Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
Gird – To prepare oneself for action, to equip.
7. (A Sound Mind) in the Spirit of Christ –
2 Timothy 1:7 - For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power (strength/might), and of love, and of a sound mind.
*Love God With All Your Mind – Mat. 22:37 - Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment.
2 Timothy 1:8-9 - Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began
Just a thought… Movie: Karate Kid, “Your focus needs more focus” … Your Love needs more Love.
Enemies Against our Mind – The Bible speaks about these. (Tension-Pulling / Compression-Pushing)
Worry / Doubt / Disharmony / Mental disturbances / Spiritual disturbances / Growing weary in mind
The Troubled Mind – (Worrying about economy, finances, sickness, family)
Esau Despised His Birthright – He knew of the prophesy of Gen. 15:13-15 - And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. 15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
We Can’t Allow Our Mind To Become: - Our Mind Can Become – Probably Some Already Are!
End results of mind attacks!
Alienated / Despiteful / Feeling alone / Reprobate / Blinded / Hostile / Defiled / Bitter / Angry / Frustrated / Emotionally Numb – I Don’t Care Attitude
*By renewing our mind we will have a Right Mind!