July 14, 2014
The Mind of Christ
The best life you could possibly live is the one your Creator has designed for you. He has given believers everything they need to become more like Him and to achieve all He has planned for them. Since the way we think is vitally important in this process, the Lord has given us the mind of Christ. Now we have the capacity to think as He does and to see situations from His perspective.
This marvelous ability to align our thoughts with His is a gift that we receive from God at the moment of salvation. However, the practice of it is our responsibility. We all come to Christ with minds which are already "pre-programmed" to one degree or another. For example, a child who grows up hearing demeaning comments will probably incorporate them into his concept of who he is and what he can accomplish. Also, this world system is constantly attempting to fit us into its mold, and Satan tries to inject his lies into our thinking.
If we are to experience the abundant life the Lord wants us to have, old thoughts that do not agree with God's Word must be replaced with truth. Then we need to screen the ideas that bombard us each day. As we cooperate with God in this ongoing process, our lives will be transformed.
Compare your thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs with biblical teachings. If they don't match, reject those patterns of thinking, and fill your mind with corresponding truths from Scripture instead. Since the Lord has empowered believers to think right, let's cultivate the mind of Christ within us.
Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.
Upcoming Sermon Series:
As we continue our study in Ephesians, we will look into some of the things that God calls us to. We will see in Ephesians 1:15-23 that we have The Call To Knowledge
. In Ephesians 2:1-10 we will see that God has given us The Call To Salvation
. Then in Ephesians 2:11-22 we will see The Call To Unity
. This series will continue on July 27th.
The warrior who forsakes his post is either passive or abusive, but if we stick to it, then we can be passionate about what God has called us to do. The passionate warrior has someone to protect as well as the Lord's kingdom to advance.
Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our website
, just under the calendar, or by visiting us on iTunes
We will have a special guest speaker, our Missionary to Italy, Frank DiBagno.
- Quarterly Business Meeting
at 7:30 PM.
- Missionary Frank DiBagno
to Italy will be with us.
July 30 - August 1
- Teen Camp Out
. This will be a time to learn about God as well as having fun in God's beautiful creation. We will camp out at the Raccoon Creek State Park. This will be for those going into 7th grade through those going into 12th. Cost is $10 per teen. Please contact Pastor for more details.
- No Carry-In Fellowship Dinner
- Men's Prayer Breakfast
at 8 AM.
- Church Outside
at 11 AM. This is our annual service outside enjoying God's beauty and fellowship one with another. It will be at the Caldwell Pavillion
, behind their home. We will be having a picnic following the service.