Who Do You Think You Are?

 

Series: Renewal of the mind; Discerning God’s voice

Sunday 4 June 2017 – Riaan Sinden

1 Pet. 1:13; 2 Cor. 10:3-6; Col. 3:1-4; Matt. 6:24, 33; (2 Cor. 11:14); Deut. 30:19; (Gen. 3:1); Eph. 4:11-15; 1 Kings 19:11-13; Rom. 8:5-6; Rom. 12:2; (John 14:6); (John 17:17).

The word “overcomer” has become real to me. You sometimes need to say […]

Discerning God’s Voice Today (Nurture the Devotion of Hearing)

Listen to the message

Series: Hearing, Renewal of the Mind

Sunday am 19 February 2017 – Kobus Swart

Gen. 12:1-3; 1 Sam. 3:1-10; (Ex. 3:1-5); Num. 22:22-33; Isa. 30:21; Rom. 8:14; Phil. 2:13; (2 Cor. 11:14-15);
Acts 9:3-7; Rom. 12:1-2 (Amp); John 5:24-25 (Msg); (Col. 3:2); (1 Cor. 2:16); 1 Kings 19:1-19

It is not impossible for God to speak in […]

By |Feb 19th, 2017|Hearing The Word, Renewal Of The Mind, THE WORD|0 Comments

Overcoming Our Conditioned Responses

There is hardly anybody who does not occasionally react or respond from some conditioning of the past. Our political and cultural history – for example, the racial divides of the past – left a lot of people with deep hurts which were built into the subconscious and can cause conditioned responses in certain conversations/circumstances. When we hear something or see something it triggers a response. Some responses go back to our childhood; the way you were treated at home or at school by teachers. That can leave scars in your deep inner being which will make you react in a certain way much later in life. Many, even Christians, are held hostage by their conditioned responses. Until those emotions have been dealt with you can expect certain reactions. Paul and his apostolic company knew how to deal with these mind-sets and conditioned responses in a church that was very problematic (2 Cor. 10:4-5).
By |Jul 26th, 2015|Renewal Of The Mind|0 Comments

A Finishing Generation – Hastening The Day!

The proceeding Word will not impact your life unless it penetrates your heart and changes your mindset; otherwise it will go in one ear out the other and you leave unchanged. It has to be an encounter with truth, with the Word of God. In this Word, we will shed further light on what is meant by the “finished works” of Jesus. The last words coming from His lips were: “It is finished” (John 19:30).
By |Sep 14th, 2014|Finished Works, Renewal Of The Mind|0 Comments

Our True Identity In A Generation Called Christ

What does it mean to be “saved”? If you are saved and it does not affect your thinking, your life does not change. Many people have gone through the different steps and ways in which you “join” a church, read the Bible and pray. But it has to go deeper than that. It has to affect who you are. In Acts 2 there was the outpouring of the Spirit of God. Then Peter began to speak the living Word which changed the lives of 3000 people.
By |Sep 7th, 2014|Renewal Of The Mind|0 Comments

Three Essential Christian Habits

Listening to God is the very first and most important thing that we need to be dedicating ourselves and our time to. He is the source of all things. In Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28) and the simple act of sitting before God to listen is often overlooked. We over-spiritualize our lives and say, “God is with me in everything I do, so why do I need to sit down and take separate time with God?” How would it work if you tried doing that with other relationships in your life, with your spouse and your children, with your best friend or even your employer? We need to nurture our relationship with God. It is something that is alive and has to grow and be fed. It is something that demands attention. He is a jealous God and He wants all of you.
By |Aug 31st, 2014|Renewal Of The Mind|0 Comments

Dealing With Strongholds In The Mind

The essence of who we are is usually reflected in our thought life. Thoughts affect your brain chemistry and soon it can impact your emotions and even your physical body. We all go through stages in life, challenges and pain. If we are not careful, especially in negative challenges, our thoughts can cause us to go into depression. That is why we have to guard against what our thoughts absorb. We have to practice what the Word says.Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:6-7).
By |Aug 24th, 2014|Renewal Of The Mind|1 Comment

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Prov. 23:7). What does that mean? Could it be referring to the “heart of the mind”? We are not talking about the physical organs such as the heart and brain in our body. It is something far bigger and deeper!
By |Aug 3rd, 2014|Consciousness, Renewal Of The Mind|0 Comments

Embracing A Kingdom Mentality (Becoming Like A Child)

We have to experience the continually unfolding understanding of the kingdom of God: repent and believe the gospel, change the way you think about the kingdom. The kingdom of God has nothing to do with a specific date in the future; it does not come with signs to be observed; it is in you. The kingdom of God has come in and with Jesus two thousand years ago. To experience it we must become like a child.
By |Oct 28th, 2012|Kingdom of God, Renewal Of The Mind|0 Comments

Poor in spirit? No baggage! No false identities! …Finding the real I am.

The renewal of the mind is not just learning new concepts or principles, or changing terminology. Paul says in Eph. 4:23, “Be renewed in the spirit of your mind.” The brain is where there are a hundred billion connections between cells (synapsis). It is here where mindsets are formed, and when that happens, it blocks you from receiving new insight. Paul suggested a way to deal with such mindsets. We aredestroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Cor. 10:5). It comes by impartation, sometimes by repeated impartation.
By |Jan 22nd, 2012|Renewal Of The Mind, The True Image Restored|1 Comment

Dealing With The War In The Mind

When the apostle Paul said, “Be renewed in the spirit of your minds” (Ephes 4:23), he touched a fundamental principle that needs a lot more attention in the times we live. The spirit of the mind has more to do with our sub-conscious mind. How often does the average Christian switch off the TV, the radio, the phone and just get in touch with his/her inner person?
By |Dec 18th, 2011|Renewal Of The Mind, The True Image Restored|0 Comments

The Word Is A Person (Beware Of Traditions And Pharisaical Religions)

“When you spend time soaking in the word of God, there comes a point when you’re consumed with the revelation of God – His ways and His promises. When you speak, your words are permeated with the truth of God, because it’s living inside of you. You can no longer find the point where your thoughts stop and the Word of God begins, because all your thinking has been renewed by the Word. That’s what it means to be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
By |Jul 31st, 2011|Kingdom of God, Renewal Of The Mind|2 Comments