Some Christians allow the world to fill their minds with ungodly thinking. Some people seem drawn to concentrate on the negative, choosing to be pessimistic about everything. Some remain satisfied with thinking of the mundane. Others fail to intentionally place Scripture in their thoughts, choosing instead to adopt human reasoning. Others, however, choose to expose their minds to the truths of God – to that which is true, noble, just, pure, lovely, and good.
The things you allow your mind to dwell on will be revealed by the way you live. If you focus on negative things, you will inevitably be a negative person. If you allow unholy thoughts to fill your mind, ungodliness will become common in your life. If you fill your mind with thoughts of Christ, you will become Christ-like. What you fill your mind with is a matter of choice. Choose to concentrate on the magnificent truths of God, and they will create in you a noble character that brings glory to God.” Continue reading Thoughts: What You Fill Your Mind With
Summary: Jesus said, don’t follow the ways of man and his traditions, follow God’s commandments; you are unclean by your actions, the words from your mouth, not because you didn’t wash your hands!
Mt 15:1-20 – The Pharisees, (Scribes and Pharisees in the time of Christ, who began to honor and hold traditions and the commandments of men, even over the commandments of God) asked Jesus why his followers didn’t follow the tradition of washing their hands before they ate. Jesus replied to the Pharisees & teachers with another question, 15:3 “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?… you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.” Continue reading Clean and Unclean
Today’s Date: January 15, 2010 Will You be “Liked”, if you Deny Christ? Reading: Gen 31:17-32:12, Matt 10:24-11:6, Psalm 13:1-6, Proverbs 3:16-18 S – Scripture: “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.” Mt 10:32-33 O – Observation: Jesus … Continue reading Will You be Liked, if you Deny Christ?
What is The Truth? In 2008 during a midweek service I saw a promotion of The Truth Project. I was immediately intrigued. Shortly afterwards, I attended a small group and went through the 13 week series. It changed my life. The Truth Project is primarily taught by Dr. Del Tackett, and special guest speakers; presented by Focus on the Family. There are many circumstances, teachings, readings, experiences – that have … Continue reading What is the Truth? What is Worldview?
Today’s Date: Jan 5, 2010 Reading: Gen 11 – 13:4, Matt 5:1-26, Psalm 5:1-12, Proverbs 1:24-28 NLT Title: Blessings Under Fire S – Scripture: Mt 5:11 “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. v12 Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great … Continue reading Blessings Under Fire