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January 17, 2021


January 17, 2021



January 17, 2021


2 Corinthians 5:17—Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!

1 Corinthians 2:16—For who has known the Lord’s mind, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.


1. The mind of Christ …

a. Seeks to God in all things.   (John 17:5; 1 Corinthians 6:12)

b. God and desires to Him.   (Matthew 22:37; John 14: 23)

c. Has for people. (Matthew 9:36)

d. Is driven to people to   in Jesus.  (Luke 19:10; 2 Corinthians 5:20; Matthew 28: 19-20)

e. over all things.

(Luke 5:16; Philippians 4:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:17)


2. The mind of Christ requires  .


1 Corinthians 2:1-5—When I came to you, brothers and sisters, announcing the mystery of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom. 2 I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 4 My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not be based on human wisdom but on God’s power. 6 We do, however, speak a wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age, or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

a. Don’t aim to .  Aim to for Christ.


3. How to grow in maturity with the mind of Christ.

a. spiritual wisdom

     Wisdom =

b. Spiritual wisdom is different from wisdom.


1 Corinthians 2:7-9—On the contrary, we speak God’s hidden wisdom in a mystery, a wisdom God predestined before the ages for our glory. 8 None of the rulers of this age knew this wisdom, because if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, “What no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no human heart has conceived—God has prepared these things for those who love Him.”

c. Spiritual wisdom is   to you by the Holy Spirit.


1 Corinthians 2:12-15—Now God has revealed these things to us by the Spirit, since the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except his spirit within him? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we may understand what has been freely given to us by God. 13 We also speak these things, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people.


  Big Take-Away

The mind of Christ inspires you to  all things from an eternal perspective.


14 But the person without the Spirit does not receive what comes from God’s Spirit, because it is foolishness to him; he is not able to understand it since it is evaluated spiritually. 15 The spiritual person, however, can evaluate everything, and yet he himself cannot be evaluated by anyone. God illuminates your mind and spirit. He turns on the light and let’s you see and respond differently.


Are you ready to accept Jesus today?  

Just pray a prayer like this:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name.  Amen

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