think! about decisions -Mark Brauss - July 25, 2021

July 25th, 2021

☼ Bad Decisions……

 

⌂ Eve…. Genesis 3:1-6

 

 

⌂ Judas …. Matthew 26:14-16

• Matthew 27:3-5

 

 

⌂ Pilate …. Matthew 26:24

• Mark 15:15

 

 

⌂ The Chief Priests …. Mark 15:9-10

 

 

 

☼ My Own Prison…. Psalm 142:7

 

□ Denial

 

 

□ Assumptions

 

 

□ Stubbornness

 

 

□ Excuses

 

 

□ Victim

 

☼ The Power of ONE Decision….. Galatians 6:7-8

 

☼ How to Make Wise Decisions… Ephesians 5:15-16

 

⌂ A King’s 5 Step Decision Process….. Psalm 37:3-7

 

1. Trust in the Lord… vs. 3

 

2. Take delight in the Lord… vs. 4

 

3. Commit your way to the Lord…. vs. 5

 

4. Be still before the Lord…. vs. 7

 

5. Wait patiently for Him…. vs. 7

 

 

☼ 5 Big Questions to Ask!

(Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets – Andy Stanley)

 

1. The Integrity Question….

• Am I being honest with myself?

 

2. The Legacy Question…

• What story do I want to tell?

 

3. The Conscience Question….

• Is there a tension that deserves my attention?

 

4. The Maturity Question .....

• What is the wise thing to do?

 

5. The Relationship Question….

• What does love require of me?

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Think! about the battle - Mark Brauss - July 18, 2021

July 18th, 2021

☼ The Battle ….. Ephesians 6:12

 

• II Chronicles 20:15

 

 

• Revelation 19:11

 

 

⌂ The Battle with the World ….

 

 

• I John 2:15-16

 

 

 

• I Corinthians 3:19

 

 

 

• II Corinthians 10:3-5

 

 

 

⌂ The Battle with the Flesh ….

 

□ Mark 7:20-23

• Mark 4:19

 

 

 

□ Romans 8:5-8

 

⌂ The Battle with Satan…..

 

□ Deception ….II Corinthians 11:3, 14

 

 

 

□ Lies ….. John 8:44

 

 

 

□ Steals ….. Mark 4:15

 

 

 

□ The Trap ….. II Timothy 2:25-26

 

 

 

☼ The Battle Plan …..

 

 

► Listen to His voice …..Deuteronomy 30:20

 

 

 

► Walk, live and keep in step with the Spirit …..

• Galatians 5:16, 25

 

 

 

► Clothe Yourself…… Romans 13:14

 

 

 

► Fix Your Thoughts ….. Hebrews 3:1

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think! about truth - Mark Brauss - July 11, 2021

July 11th, 2021

☼ Your Truth? …… Proverbs 14:15

 

☼ The Problem of our Thoughts…… Genesis 6:5

 

• Isaiah 55:8

 

• Jeremiah 17:9

 

• Matthew 9:4

 

• Matthew 15:18

 

⌂ Solution → Ezekiel 36:26-27 ↔ II Corinthians 5:17

 

☼ Feeding Your Mind ….. Matthew 4:4

• Hebrews 4:12

 

 

⌂ Seeing…… Matthew 9:36

 

⌂ Hearing ….. Matthew 17:1-8

• Mark 4:24

 

⌂ Thinking…. Philippians 4:8-9

 

⌂ Guard ….. II Corinthians 10:5

 

⌂ Prayer ….. Matthew 6:6

 

⌂ Renew…. Romans 12:2

 

⌂ Contemplate…. II Corinthians 3:18

 

☼ Application → Do I Think Like Jesus?

 

□ Challenge ‘Your Truth’

 

□ Decide to Feed Your Mind

 

□ Check Your Eyes and Ears

 

□ Guard Your Mind

 

□ Think Deeply

 

□ Talk to God

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In God We Trust? - Mark Brauss - July 4, 2021

July 4th, 2021

☼ The Public Square ….. Isaiah 59:14-15

 

⌂ Justice & Righteousness

 

⌂ Truth has Stumbled…..

 

⌂ Truth is Lacking…..

 

 

☼ Confirmation Based Spirituality…. Matthew 12:22-28

 

⌂ How to Speak to Others….. I Peter 3:15 / Ephesians 4:15

 

⌂ The Power of Humility ….. Matthew 5:5

 

⌂ How to Treat Others…. Philippians 2:3-8

 

⌂ The Power of Imago Dei …. Genesis 1:26

 

☼ Applying Truth…..

 

 

● Stand up for truth with love.

 

● Be on a truth quest …..not a confirmation bias quest.

 

● Decide to be humble….to be blessed by being meek.

 

● See the image of God in others.

 

● Understand Your Citizenship…

•Philippians 3:20

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