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November 14, 2021

A Mind Made New

by Summer Bowie
The enemy’s oldest trick is to get us to believe lies about who God is, who we are, and more. But God has given us spiritual weapons to tear down the lies, those strongholds that keep us stuck in old mindsets and from fully embracing what He has for us. He is calling us to a place of friendship, freedom, and peace. It’s available to all of us, but our minds have to be renewed. No matter where you are, you have a good Father in heaven who is ready to give you His truth. Will you receive it?
Sermon Notes

Romans 12:2(ESV) –  “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Jesus doesn’t want you to experience short term freedom, but a lifetime of freedom in partnership with HIM.

Stronghold  – An unwanted, repeated pattern of destructive thinking and behavior.

Galations 5:1(AMP)

It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which you once removed].

How do we stay free?

 Ask God to expose the strongholds

Ephesians 4:18 (NLT)

18 Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him.

“Satan will aggressively fight against the renewal of your mind, but it is vital that you press on and continue to pray and study in this area until you gain measurable victory.” – Joyce Myer, Battlefield of the Mind

How do we stay free?

Ask God to expose the strongholds

Ask God to expose the lies

Genesis 3:1-5 (ESV)

Now the serpent was more crafty, than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made.  He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘Youshall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden,but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’”But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.  For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Craig Groeschel: “A lie believed as truth will affect your life as though it were truth.”

Once a person is deceived, they don’t recognize that they are deceived, because they’ve been deceived.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5(NLT)

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.  The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 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.

How do we stay free?

Ask God to expose the strongholds

Ask God to expose the lies

Ask God to expose when the lie entered in and replace it with His Truth

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