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Training Your Mind

Mastermind

Review this week's message.

Key Scriptures

And now, dear brothers and sisters, 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.
Philippians 4:8 NLT

I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
Psalm 119:15-16 NIV

... I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.
Psalm 143:5 NIV

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • What do you think of when you hear the word “meditation”?
  • In hindsight, what’s one of the most irrational decisions you’ve made lately that you’re willing to share?

Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.

  • Read Psalm 143:5. What do you think it would look like to actually do what this verse says?
  • What do you think most distracts you from keeping your thoughts focused on truth?

Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.

  • Pastor Craig talked about getting mental wires crossed and doing the opposite of what we should do. How does this play out for you?
  • What are some practical ways you’ve helped your brain to meditate on God’s truth?
  • What are some truths from this week's message or from God's Word that would help you uncross the mixed-up wires in your brain?

Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

God, we need Your help. It’s not easy changing the way we think, and we can’t do it without Your power. Holy Spirit, give us the strength to speak God’s Word to the lies and negative thinking in our brains. Jesus, thank You for Your grace that heals and restores us as we seek You. In Your name, amen!

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

  • Ask a close friend or family member to help you identify lies you might be repeating in your brain.
  • Okay, now take action. Use Pastor Craig’s list of daily declarations to find the truths you need to renew your mind: www.life.church/declarations
  • If you haven’t already, start the Mastermind Bible Plan: www.go2.lc/mastermind

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Whoever finds God, finds life. More of God’s truth about rewiring your brain at finds.life.church this entire series!

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Training Your Mind

Mastermind

In Week 2 of this powerful series, Pastor Craig Groeschel dives into Philippians 4 as he helps us learn how we can continually focus on godly things and train our minds by meditating on what is right and true.

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