He’s telling you to cut it off. So why should we not fight to remove the filth that remains. People have said that’s the worst of the three because it includes an intention, intentionally to do something wicked and cruel to someone else. If you look back at 1:18 it talks about Him as the “firstborn from the dead.”  By faith, Paul’s saying that we become part of that new creation spiritually and so he’s saying right at the beginning our home is with Christ then; it’s in a new creation now. That should motivate us because Jesus isn’t just for the Jew; He’s for me. 16/07/2017 Beth Gray - the little black ant Sermons Leave a comment. He wants us to develop and train our minds for this way of thinking. We’re being asked to seek things out that we already have, in some sense; they already belong to us. “When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” So he’s saying right now our spiritual life only is in Jesus and the world can’t see that; the world can’t see that. What we have is a select group of stories that they chose through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It's a choice that we all make. (This sermon opens with four in-character monologues. That might be your question now. Nay, not even a blank; rather all was nonexistent.”  So in our passage today, again, we’re being called to something like this. 1. Now we come to what I think is the most breath-taking passage in all of Scripture. You'll write powerful and fresh messages every week with our preparation tools on a number of sermon topics, including expository preaching. If we have a heavenly calling, what is it that’s earthly that remains in us? e) The world is in darkness and we need to be shining our light brightly among them, a. Philippians 2:16b. There I was, who from fear of hell had condemned myself to such a prison with only scorpions and wild beasts as companions. The Heavenly Mindset We Ought to Cultivate. a. Philippians 2:12a, b. b. Develop a good one, and you make everything in your life better immediately. How is this possible? If you remember the context, he’s been explaining, “Don’t listen to what the false teachers have said. The Mind of Christ Philippians 2:1-13 NIV 1If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the… We're going to jump into our Mindset series and we've been talking about the framework and the mindset of the people who wrote the Bible. But next in verses 5 to 11 he’s going to show us the earthly remnant we ought to destroy. Some of them are ministers. And he’s saying the source of our life is hidden. My neglected skin had taken on the appearance of an Ethiopian’s body. My limbs were roughly clad in sackcloth; an unlovely sight. The sermon wrestles with ways to develop divine mindset in light of this passage (Mark 9:30-37). Preaching Today provides pastors and preachers sermon prep help with sermon illustrations, sermons, sermon ideas, and preaching articles. I am a Gentile. As we continue in this series called Mindset, we're gonna talk about context. The merchant has been searching and searching for a pearl of great worth and he finds it and in his joy he sells everything he has just to own this pearl. This passage on the glorification of our Lord Jesus is the Mt. Share This . And His prayer in the garden was to be kept from temptation. Faith Forward in Action Sunday Worship Experience. We want to know exactly what we are expected to do, B. Chris Brown on He says, “On account of these the wrath of God is coming.”  So that’s one reason – fear. Do you remember them? When Jesus wanted to illustrate this concept in His own earthly ministry He used two parables. Sid Roth . Paul’s saying not everyone can claim this about themselves. Is there a scripture that has been on your mind lately? If anyone at all is united to Him by faith that person is being made into Jesus’ likeness. The Reset of Your Mindset. One commentator noted we already possess these things. So Paul gives us a command and then he gives us the content and now he’s going to give us the motivation to do it. He says, “It seemed that this poor, ignorant monarch as he called himself was persuaded that the straight line, which he called his kingdom and in which he passed his existence, constituted the whole of the world and indeed the whole of space. Follow. He goes on. Matthew 16:21-28 NIV’84. Sid Roth: Hello. Wrath; it could also be called fury. This is making a difference not only in achievement, but also in learning behavior. During these summer months we have been looking at various passages from the Gospel of... Exposing Peter’s Mistaken Mindset. For example, if you expect treachery, allowing those thoughts to dwell in your mind, you will get it. Sermon illustrations. That’s what Paul’s telling you to do. Let’s take a look at it though. For the Christian the \"end\" is not death. mindset Living the dream. It is a good word to think about.— Halford Luccock, Christian Herald He understood something and he found the quarterback - that is the coach did, after he was hired – a quarterback who would be a team leader and the person who is generally the captain on the field. All three of these are really similar but each of them kind of build on the next one. He wants us first to cultivate a heavenly mindset and second, he wants us to destroy what earthly remnants remain. A positive attitude is essential. When our focus turns to (Paul’s letter to) Romans, it feels like we have left the world of gospel stories FAR behind. The mind is a powerful thing and often the greatest challenge is moving out of carnality and moving into spirituality.… Christ had the proper mindset! Paul’s even saying that we can please God by the way we live now. IV. That’s how you kill sin. Your mind is the thermostat of your life. Grace and peace! It’s something which you remain passive. Our character can sometimes mar the efforts we put forth for Christ, thus Paul says we need to be: 1) “Blameless” – NOT sinless, but to live a life at which no finger of criticism may be pointed, 2) “Harmless” – Innocent (RSV, NAS), the Greek word literally means to be “unmixed” – we are to be unmixed with evil, 3) We must be good on the outside (“blameless”) and good on the inside (“harmless”-innocent), 4) The words “blameless” and “harmless” are summarized in the phrase “without blemish” (without rebuke – KJV, above reproach – NAS), a) We must do nothing that will hold the religion of Christ up to ridicule by the world, b) It makes a big difference what the world thinks us for “light in the world”, c) If we are without blemish or above reproach we will shine brightly as Christians. He says, “with Christ.”  That should startle us. What makes us think like this world is our home? INTRODUCTION: A. Philippians 3:12-14. Developing A Kingdom Mindset. The Mind of Christ Philippians 2:1-13 NIV 1If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the… Where you set your mind sets the climate of your world. 1) Are we working cheerfully for the Lord. Christ’s prayer, the Lord’s Prayer, He says deliver us from temptation, from the evil one. #TPCWorship. Outside his world or line, all was blank to him. And basically what that means is that we’re being restored to the way we ought to be. Sermon: Developing A Kingdom Mindset Developing A Kingdom Mindset. He understood something and he found the quarterback - that is the coach did, after he was hired – a quarterback who would be a team leader and the person who is generally the captain on the field. Scriptures for Sermon On Fear, Anxiety, & Stress. Daily I wept; daily I groaned. But we are not alone _ Philippians 2:13, c. “Worketh” comes energein from which we get our English word “energy” and “energize”, d. God works in us “for his good pleasure”, e. Verse 12 says we are to “work out”, and verse 13 says that God is “at work”, 2) We can work with confidence knowing that God is working in us, b. How? We’re called to look at ourselves from another dimension, another world. It’s to draw out meaning of something that isn’t necessarily apparent to everyone but you want to bring it out for them. This is what Paul is saying. Since we’re no longer under his power we ought to resist the temptation to go back. We couldn’t before; now we’re being renewed in our ability to do that. This is the last of a series of sermons on the church moving forward into the future My written sermons are not polished because they are ment to be verbally delivered. And He’s hidden away right now like the treasure in the field, but we are to give away everything to have Him, place our faith in Him. Surrender your Mindset – you are controlled by the Spirit. (Note: This is something that you must do for yourself! Mindset Works is the leading organization that’s helping schools apply practices to change students’ and teachers’ mindsets from fixed to growth mindsets. Your “mind” is more than your IQ or your ability to understand complex problems. The Content of the Command Paul’s calling us to remember our true home and calling in Christ and in light of that to think and to live as if our home is in another place. “Seek the things that are above.”  Paul isn’t telling us to seek out the things that we don’t possess yet. And so again he gives the command verse. My face was pale from fasting but my mind was hot with desire in a body cold as ice. It is depraved (Romans 1:28), filled with wicked thoughts (Jeremiah 4:14; Matthew 9:4) and evil imagination (Genesis 6:5), hostile to God (Romans … They are in the world; they haven’t put their faith in Christ and been raised with Him. Follow. The man stumbles on the hidden treasure in the field and in his joy he covers up the treasure, he goes back, he sells everything he has and he buys the field. Mindset. So he’s given the command and we’re given the content but then he gives us a motivation. There are many passages in the N. T. that be thought of as a “job description” for the Christian, 1. Sid Roth - How to Set Your Mind Free. He says the false teachers tell them to do things like malnourish themselves, worship angels, try to have visions. Look at verse 7. Should there be questions regarding grammar or theological content, the reader should presume any website error to be with the webmaster/transcriber/editor rather than with the original speaker. The phrase “so then” ties this verse with what preceded, c. Paul made an amazing statement about these brethren: “ye have always obeyed” God’s instruction as I have revealed it, 1) This was a group of people who were always ready and willing to obey. Conspiracy to Stop the Work. Don’t overlook the fact that it is our “mind” that must be transfigured. We all know and love the word "landscape." And he says where – where is it? If you think often of God, the Holy Spirit will dwell more in you. You are an Imager of God. Sermon: Mindset. He’s saying when Christ was raised from the dead 2,000 years ago, we were raised from the dead. And then he gives another motivation; the last motivation. And though our life’s currently hidden away, he says one day we will see it. Implications Now for the Citizens of God’s Kingdom. If you look at verse 5 he says, sexual immorality – that’s kind of obvious; unfaithfulness to God and to your spouse. Ephesians 4:23 - and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, We are Gentiles. Let’s pray. And it’s by fighting against temptation, just temptation itself. Use one of these ideas to start your thought process for your next sermon. Though my flesh was already good as dead, the fires of the passions kept boiling away within me.” Sounds like a tempting life, huh? He’s a square that lives in a two-dimensional world called Flatland. And so a good question that we might have is, “Well how are there things left to kill if we’ve already died?” That’s a good question for the Christian. This is the essence of personal power: choice and responsibility. Watch Series. c. The New Testament says a great deal about Christians needing to work, e.g. This transcribed message has been lightly edited and formatted for the Web site. Sermons on “Mindset Shift” Tis The Season To Sow. He gives a description of people who set their mind on earthly things and he says, “their god is their belly and their end is destruction.”  So does comfort keep you from heavenly-mindedness? Like. EMOIONS– “The Mind and Emotions” 1 The Mind and Emotions A. Proverbs 23:7 – “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” B. Passion – which is over desire, evil desire. Examine your mind and train yourself to think about God’s kingdom and to think about His righteousness. And one man that our professor made us read over and over again was a man named Nicolaides. And isn’t that great news? He doesn’t say it’s not just that you died; look at what he says next in verse 3. And in the story, the narrator is a square, literally a square. Sunday gatherings are moving from the church house to your house. Train your mind to think about what matters most – eternal life with Christ. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you:  sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. d. Paul urged them to continue on this path even when he wasn’t present (“in my absence”), 1) He wanted them to behave as though he was still with them, 2) When left alone, sometimes many play instead of work, 3) This is true of many spiritually speaking, 4) We must obey God because it is right – not just because someone is looking, b. Find stories, quotes, humor, and statistics to bring your sermon on Attitude to life. It’s being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. A Mindset For Miracles Series. 21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. It sounds like a lot of work; it sounds complicated. It’s anger that’s built up and it bursts out. And then one more command he gives. My undergraduate degree is in visual art and so I can say that an artist ought to have a certain goal and the goal of the artist typically is to communicate truth. But Paul’s telling us to do something similar with our minds. But now you must put them all away:  anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. It was concerned with all sorts of manmade remedies and earthly potions. So he’s telling us to fight, to not listen to that counsel. supports HTML5 video, Sermon by The topic of the kingdom is a key theme in the New Testament. So then how do we do it though? He gives us motivation. So that’s why he can go on and say the next thing. A couple of things I want to just note before we move on, context is key -- exclamation point, right? Worldly Mindset VS Biblical Mindset (John Piper Sermon Jam) - Duration: 14:06. He doesn’t tell us here. But really, Paul doesn’t tell us in this passage how to do what he commands. All the things Christ has acquired for us. That would mean a view of the mind, what a mind thinks about, what it desires most, the language it uses, the visions it has. It says, “When Satan tempts me to despair and tells me of the guilt within, upward I look and see Him there who made an end to all my sin.”  And then later on they say, “My life is hid with Christ on high.”  So Paul’s shown us the heavenly mindset that we ought to cultivate. Why should we do it? For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Jesus is for us. He says, “You have been raised.”  So he’s talking about an action that’s already happened; it’s already completed. Subscribe to Newsletter. It has only to do with the act of observation. That’s in verse 1. H ere’s something all educators know: Students can get better, but they will only get better if they believe they can. We pray all this in Jesus’ name, amen. Some verses are concerned with what we are to do, C. Philippians 2:12-18 is a “job description” focusing on our mind set – our attitude – as we endeavor to fulfill our responsibilities for the Lord, b. How do we do this? How Do We Renew Our Mind? 9 Soon Joseph had another dream, and again he told his brothers about it. Changing Your Mind - Sermon on Matthew 21:23-32 What we think has a powerful effect on what we do. This particular one that he got was rejected by other teams because of an injury. 2. Learn to master your mind. He say covetousness is idolatry. The mind by nature is darkened because of sin. “Never, Lord!” he said. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. C. Philippians 2:12-18 is a “job description” focusing on our mind set – our attitude – as we endeavor to fulfill our responsibilities for the Lord. You do whatever it takes to keep yourself from temptation. It was ever seeking life but it was never finding it. And it’s the same with the merchant. So first we’ll see the command. What about a woman or a man or a job or a school? Here is a mind-blowing example: How you see isn't just about how good your eyes are - it's also about your mindset, according to a study published in Psychological Science. So then we have to ask ourselves some questions. You’re not to live like that sort of a person. d. It is true that we will have our sad moments, but our basic disposition should be one of happiness, CONCLUSION [ conclusion of this sermon on attitudes of a true christian – our christian mindset ], A. Emotions respond to a signal the mind sends them. Learn how you can take the mind of Christ. You kill something by depriving it of life. It was the thing that developed methods to try and please God. It’s a bold statement. We pray that You would help us to live as members of Your kingdom, thinking eternal thoughts, heavenly thoughts, things related to our true habitation of the new heavens and the new earth that is to come. If we’ve been given a new nature by God’s Spirit, we’re inhabitants of a new realm, we’re told yes, but it’s like we’ve carried some of the old organs with us. We \"pay our respects\" and \"offer our condolences.\" Rarely do we examine our hearts. What do we do? Paul said in Romans 12:2: Be transformed by the renewing of your mind (emphasis added). The Need To Obey. You can’t see it. He used the parable of the man who buys the field and He used the parable of the merchant who buys the pearl. This is sometimes called a growth mindset. Now it’s an enemy that we ought to chase off of our property with a weapon of some sort. Train your mind to think about what matters most – eternal life with Christ. Living the dream 25 Jun 2016 Saturday Service – Dale Bronner You don’t discard the old just to get something new. Today we are going to be in Colossians 3 so if you have your Bibles would you turn with me there? Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian and Scythian, slave, free, but Christ is all and in all.”  And so he goes through some of the same old terminology again. At the end Jesus prays this, He says, “Father, the glory that you’ve given to me I have given to them. Why? Considerations and Challenges for the Citizens of God’s Kingdom. Look at what he says next in verse 4. Now we get the content. Developing and Attitude of Gratitude Luke 17-14-18 (all references NIV) Thanksgiving is the act of expressing specific gratitude to God for the blessings God has given us, whether those things are physical, spiritual or material. “Put off the old self, the old nature,” that’s what he’s saying – the nature that you had before you were regenerate. They’re under his world and rule. Viktor Frankl (1905-1997), survivor of four concentration camps Men are disturbed, not by … But God…”  That’s what he says in Ephesians 2. II. Nobody can force you to have a certain attitude. Not being able either to move or to see save in his straight line, he had no conception of anything out of it. Remember the High Priestly prayer in John’s gospel? The \"end\" is often the culmination of a lifetime pursuit of intimacy with God. The Earthly Remnants We Ought to Destroy. Have you ever noticed that a fair number of Christians are not particularly interested in God? Is there a current event or trend that you could speak into? EMOIONS – “The Mind and Emotions” 2 4. Verses 9 to 11; this whole thing. No attempt has been made, however, to alter the basic extemporaneous delivery style, or to produce a grammatically accurate, publication-ready manuscript conforming to an established style template. I would sit alone because I was filled with bitterness. 119:105), 2) How do we “hold for the word of life”? What exactly is it that’s earthly? And Paul’s saying those things are not worth thinking about at all. And here Paul does it again. That is the title of the sermon today: Mindset. That’s the beginning. So we get the command here – cultivate a heavenly mindset. “And your life is hidden with Christ in God.”  So it’s sort of a paradox. If you do not make a practice of it you have wasted not only most of your time but your life.”  That’s what he’s saying. Change Your Thoughts, Change … And then he gives us another list. Developing A Kingdom Mindset. ATTITIDUES - Essential Attitudes for Spiritual Growth 5 C. WE MUST HAVE ATTITUDES OF COURAGE WITHOUT FEAR. We can’t think the way the world thinks about race or money. We must hold securely the light so that others can see and follow it, 1) The psalmist said that God’s word was a lamp to his path (Psa. “Set your minds on the things that are above.”  So he’s concerned about the habit of the mind. He says, “If then you have been raised with Christ” – and honestly we could discuss that opening phrase for the entire evening tonight. And first I’ll tell you how not to do it, how not to do it. Look at verse 3. No more Nic At Nite, (from John 3) or a Husbandless Woman by at Light of Day by the well. Having a kingdom mindset is absolutely necessary if we want to live a life that is pleasing to God. from which we get our English word “phobia”, c. fobos can also be translated as “respectful behavior”, d. This attitude should not drive us away from God – but to Him, 1) We must work for God with serious caution, a. Most of the references to the kingdom use the phrase the “kingdom of God”. “Never, Lord!” he said. And in a dream one day, he visits a one-dimensional world called Lineland and he tries to persuade the king of this world that there’s another world beyond his own. Good evening. We have an example of Abel and Enoch, or Noah and Abraham. Our dear God, we thank You so much for the Gospel of Jesus that You didn’t leave us in a state of sin and misery but that You sent Christ to be perfectly obedient, to lay down His life as a ransom for many, to purchase us from our wayward ways, and You constitute in Him as the true human, the new man, the second Adam, and that by faith in Him nothing matters but the new creation. He says, “Seeing that you put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Sermon. It says, “If then” – it’s a contingent statement. Sid Roth - How to Set Your Mind Free. So not just over desire but desire for what’s wicked or wrong. Viktor Frankl, concentration camp survivor. And Paul gives us two lists; they’re big lists. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that 22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. View Sermon. It’s like the phrase, “You’ve been had,” today or, “Somebody duped you.”  But in this case it’s, “You’ve been raised.”  Someone raised you. With a growth mindset, we are willing to be challenged, to learn, to be humble and teachable. He’s an early church father and he lived in the 300s and he was heavily influenced by monasticism and he thought that self-abuse would remove, as Paul was saying, what’s earthly inside of you. Web site 7 Mindsets that will Radically Improve your life right now Mindset... Things like malnourish themselves, worship angels, try to have visions he told his brothers it. Joel Osteen » Joel Osteen » Joel Osteen » Joel Osteen — have a Mindset... Stories that they chose through the inspiration of the merchant to Sow calling. 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