Last Week: So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. Rom 8:1-2
Now I can live a Holy Spirit empowered life of obedience and do kingdom work.
5 Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. 6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. 7 For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. 8 That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.
You are what you think. Your mind set;
- Determines your actions
- Is the source of your motivation
- Influences what you believe to be truth
- Affects your perspective on everything
- Shapes your value system
- It dominates your private and social life
The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith. 1 Tim 1:5
1) Don’t be a zombie. The sin and death mindset.
Rebellion against the authority of God will cause anxiety and a powerless faith.
You will not recognize the leading of the Holy Spirit.
You will not know God’s will because you will not know God.
You will always feel defeated, like you don’t measure up, a lack of confidence, a need to control
9 But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.) 10 And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. 11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.
2) Live a full and alive life….Christ following mindset
Recognizing God as being God and the Holy Spirit within you will be a life of peace and a powerful faith.
Lead by the Spirit into Truth …
- Personal counselor
- Practical understanding of Scripture
- Develop wisdom through obedience and observation (Know God and His will)
- Taught through people who are lead to teach
- Iron sharpens Iron relationships with other believers in Christ’s church