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“The Real You” series – Week 4: You Have The Mind Of Christ!

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Whose job is it to renew your mind? You might be surprised to find out! When you read 1 Corinthians 13, do you think to yourself, “I need to be more patient, more kind, less arrogant, less touchy, etc…?” I did this for years, but I’ve found a much better way to look at these verses! Did you know that negative thoughts are not your thoughts? Sound crazy?

Learn the answers to these questions and more in this video my friends and I recorded together!

Here’s a comment with a question in it regarding this video along with the answers given:

Comment/Question: “Ladies, this is SO good!!! And I know it is Truth! What do you do when no one around you believes like this? When friends, family and church family don’t believe like this and look at you like you’re being deceived?!?!” – Lori from Dracut, Massachusetts

Answer: “We can still hold onto the Truth in these situations knowing that we have the mind of Christ, they have the mind of Christ, and even if they’re not yet believers, we can trust that the grace of God is His holy influence working on their heart that is greater than any deception or lie they believe.” – Connie from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Follow-up to Connie’s Answer: “This is how the struggle is over. We don’t have to struggle about other people thoughts. Peace comes when we believe and rest in what Jesus says about us and others”. – Shannan from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Here are some comments from others about this video:

“Wow, this message has completely changed how I think…about myself, others, and how I process my own thoughts. Thanks for sharing this recap…can’t hear this enough!! Love, love, love this!!” – Gwen from Fort Mill, South Carolina
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“I keep rewinding.” – Stephan from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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“Another weight lifted!!” – Erin from Arnold, Missouri

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Here’s the foundational verse for this series

2 Corinthians 5:17 

Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!(AMPC)

Here are some of the other scriptures we used in the video below:

1 Corinthians 2:9-16 

That is what the Scriptures mean when they say,

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
    and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
    for those who love him.”

10 But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets. 11 No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit. 12 And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.

13 When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths. 14 But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means. 15 Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others. 16 For,

“Who can know the Lord’s thoughts?
    Who knows enough to teach him?”

But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ. (NLT)

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Romans 12:2 

Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes. (TPT)

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1 Corinthians 2:16 

For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart. (AMPC)
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The Mind of Christ is the mind of love!

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 

Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.

It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].

It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.

Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth] (AMPC)

The Mind of Christ is our identity!

Here’s the link to the Women of Grace conferences that we talked about at the end of this video:

I hope you enjoy week 4 of this video series!

Note: This video will not be able to be played in HD, but be sure to click on the settings gear and change the video quality to the highest setting possible.

If you have not yet made Jesus your Savior and received the wonderful joy that His finished work on the cross has provided for you to live in, please visit my page here titled Jesus In The Driver’s Seat. On this page I explain the good news of the gospel and you will have the opportunity to pray a prayer of salvation, making Jesus your Savior! Jesus loves you and His arms are wide open!

Sandra McCollom

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