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Brain Power

November 14, 2021

Terry Fulks

 

The Bible reveals three insights on where brain power comes from.

1. Brain power comes from thinking on the right stuff. 

 

 

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8-9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

2. Brain power comes from your mind being renewed. 

 

 

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1-2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

 

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1-2‬ ‭MSG‬‬‬‬

3. Brain power comes from the resources of heaven. 

 

 

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.

1 Corinthians 2:13–16 NLT

 

Summary:

  • God made your brain so give it to Him.
  • The Holy Spirit is what empowers your brain, not your will power.
  • Go ahead and feel your emotions, but make sure your brain is the arbitrator.
  • There are many great events in the world and some of them are in your brain.
  • Do not waste the resources of heaven because you can start thinking like Christ.
  • You have to train your brain everyday in order to get it in shape.

 

Next Steps: 

  1. Start training your brain by becoming aware of what you are thinking.
  2. Take 5 minutes out of every day to focus on one good thought.
  3. Take five minutes out of everyday and write out 1 Corinthians 2:11-16.
  4. Pray that God would help your brain to be renewed.
  5. For the ambitious read Switch On Your Brain (The key to peak happiness, thinking, and health) by Dr. Caroline Leaf

 

Connection prayer:  Thank you God that you can help me have a better life by thinking better thoughts. I now, with what faith I have, confess that you Jesus died on the cross for my sins, were buried, and rose from the dead on the third day. I take you as my Savior, Lord, and Leader. Please forgive me of my sins and thank you for your forgiveness. Help me to follow you all the days of my life. Amen

 

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Terry and Dennis Williams have such an amazing heart for Operation Christmas Child. They head up the gathering of boxes for Operation Christmas Child in this area. Besides this they also gather toys to fill boxes at an Operation Christmas Child packing party every year.

 

They will be collecting items for the boxes for the next few weeks. We will have collection bins by the Worship Center entrance where you can donate small toys/stuffed animals, hygiene items (non-liquid), toothbrushes, washcloths, school supplies, socks, jewelry, flashlights. All items must be able to fit into a shoebox.

 

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