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  1. Our Mind 2 Timothy 1:7

  2. Theme Passage: Isaiah 40 31 “But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run & not be weary, They shall walk & not faint”

  3. 1) Recharging Our Mind Gives Us a Basis For Understanding Life- II Tim 1:7 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power & of love & of a sound mind.

  4. God has given us a sound mind, which means that we have the ability for safe, disciplined judgment & the ability to make deliberate, correct choices in life.

  5. Recharging involves our mind being directed by the Spirit of God: Romans 8 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life & peace.

  6. Recharging involves our mind being directed by the Spirit of God: 1 Cor 2 10 but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. NIV

  7. Recharging involves our mind being directed by the Spirit of God: 1 Cor 2 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. NIV

  8. Recharging involves our mind being directed by the Spirit of God: 1 Cor 2 12 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. NIV

  9. Is my mind recharged by understanding life through the Spirit?

  10. 2) Recharging Our Mind Leads to Positive Life Change- Rom 12:1-2 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, …

  11. 2) Recharging Our Mind Leads to Positive Life Change- Rom 12:1-2 2 … that you may prove what is that good & acceptable & perfect will of God.

  12. Let your mind be transformed (metamorphoo-change in form)& not conformed (scheme- schematic) to the world (age in which we live).

  13. a) Tone your thoughts with the Word of God- Heb4:12 12 For the word of God is living & powerful, & sharper than any two-edged sword, …

  14. a) Tone your thoughts with the Word of God- Heb4:12 12 …piercing even to the division of soul & spirit, & of joints & marrow, & is a discerner of the thoughts & intents of the heart.

  15. a) Tone your thoughts with the Word of God- Heb4:12 Our mind is recharged as we allow God’s truth to reveal our patterns of thinking & guide us down right paths.

  16. b) Tune your thoughts to the things of God- Col 3:1-2 1 Since you were brought back to life with Christ, focus on the things that are above--where Christ holds the highest position. GWT

  17. b) Tune your thoughts to the things of God- Col 3:1-2 2 Keep your mind on things above, not on worldly things.GWT

  18. b) Tune your thoughts to the things of God- Col 3:1-2 Our mind can be a whirlwind of reactions, events & dreams; but we can tune them to let God’s thoughts come to the forefront.

  19. b) Tune your thoughts to the things of God- Col 3:1-2 Matt 16 23 you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men NIV

  20. c) Transform your thoughts into the image of God- Eph 4:23-24 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 & to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness & holiness. NIV

  21. c) Transform your thoughts into the image of God- Eph 4:23-24 Our goal is not just thinking about Christian subjects, but thinking about all subjects like a Christian. God becomes our worldview, the filter through which we see life.

  22. c) Transform your thoughts into the image of God- Eph 4:23-24 2 Cor 10 5 … we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.NIV

  23. Is my mind recharged, causing positive life change or are my thoughts causing me confusion or pain?

  24. Our Mind 2 Timothy 1:7