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Understanding the Mind Of Christ

Is it possible to understand the mind of Christ?

I have a wonderful church.  Our Pastors truly demonstrate that God like love and message that I was seeking when I originally came here for the first time.  Our Wednesday night prayer meeting and Bible study is presently surrounding Our Mind.  We are studying the effects of doubt and unbelief on the mind and it is a terrific study.

One thing I wanted to point out in today’s post is how to discover the mind of Christ.  This I believe is one of the “mysteries and secrets of God”

2 Timothy 2:14-16

King James Version (KJV)

14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

Here is the key. Study, Study and Study.  When you learn  you generally do so by studying. We spend an extraordinary amount of time looking at T.V. reading various magazines.  We watch religious programming, read religious magazines, perhaps even spend time reading blogs like this one.  At the very best these words are from anointed teachers and speakers. At the very worst we are allowing someone to teach us false teaching.  I see both on a regular basis.

The best way is to take several versions of the bible, several opinions perhaps consult the “least religious” venue “Google” to find the answers to questions that we  are asking ourselves.  Consult the scriptures themselves.  Go straight to the Word Of God and understand what God is trying to tell and teach you. Relying on your Pastor, Sunday School Teacher, etc. to tell you what God wants  from you and you accept that thing blindly without finding out for yourself is a recipe for disaster.

I am very fortunate to have teachers and Pastors that are grounded in the Word.  Their teaching is solid.  However, just because my Pastor says it is so, doesn’t make it so.  What makes it so is when I get home and have my personal quiet time, I refer to my notes and verify if it truly comes out of the Word of God.

This is one  of the steps you HAVE to make in order to know the mind of Christ.  Study His Word.  Trust BUT verify.

Ric Overton

How Do You Handle The Good News?

I was just thinking about the Good News!

How can you keep it inside?  It’s hard to imagine how you can be promised everlasting life, the blessings and peace that passes all understanding, healing for your body and to say the least having a friend that “sticks closer than a brother” Proverbs 18:24 and not be excited.

There are times when we tend to “cast our pearls before swine” Matthew 7:6 which simply means that you are sharing Good News to people who are not prepared to hear it or just don’t care.  It can also mean that we are sharing with people things that are spiritual and should be shared only after they are led to Christ.

But, the reality is that sometimes I get so excited about the things God has done for me that I have to tell somebody.

Let’s be sure when we do this that we have prepared the soil of their souls by sharing the Good News of the Gospel.

Ric Overton