Church of the Nazarene- East Rock
It’s All in Your Mind Part 2
It’s All In Your Mind: Captivated
Welcome back to series- It’s all in your mind
“Most of life’s battles are won or lost in our minds”
2 Corinthians 10:3
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.
1 Peter 5:8
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
From the very beginning, to follow Jesus means to live differently, to engage the battle differently than the world around us.
2 Corinthians 10:4
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
“Not” here is in the strongest tense in the original language.
“The weapons we fight with are absolutely not the weapons of the world…”
“Victory in the battle of the mind, begins with surrender”
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
“Our commitment to Jesus must rule over our desire to realize our own fulfillment”
2 Corinthians 10:5
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
What does this look like in our everyday lives?
1. First, we must ask “What’s the lie?”
2. Next, we must ask “What’s God’s Word say?”
3. Finally, we must proclaim truth over our lives. (Counter attack!)