mindset - the renewal principle

April 18, 2021 | Matt Ware

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There is no greater force to shape your life than your mind. Proverbs 23:7 says “As a man thinks, so is he.” And Craig Groeschel states: “your life is always moving in the direction of your strongest thoughts.” The life you have is a result of the thoughts you think … you can choose how you think! You are not a victim of your thought patterns; your mind can be renewed and your heart can be transformed. If you’ll change your mind, you can change your life! In this series, we’ll explore 4 key ideas to changing how we think. These concepts are inspired by the book “Winning the War in Your Mind” by Craig Groeschel.


Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV) as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NIV) For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 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.

The Renewal Principle

Romans 12:2 (ESV) Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind

Genesis 50:20 (ESV) you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good

Philippians 4:8 (NLT) One final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Psalm 119:15 (ESV) I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.

Psalm 143:5 (ESV) I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.

1. What’s the stronghold that’s holding you back?

2. What’s truth that demolishes that stronghold?

2 Corinthians 10:4 (ESV) The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

Proverbs 18:21 (ESV) Death and life are in the power of the tongue

Hebrews 11:3 (NKJV) the worlds were framed by the word of God.

Numbers 13:30 (ESV) “we are WELL able to overcome it!”

Psalm 27:13 (ESV) “I SHALL look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the LIVING!”

Romans 8:37-39 (ESV) in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

The Renewal Principle

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