Paradigm Shift Part 4

July 6, 2018 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video


Paradigm Shift: Renewing the Mind – Part 4 Living the Divine

PARADIGM – an example serving as a model; pattern. || a framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of any discipline or group.

One of the great DERAILMENTS to the divine life is the transition of orientation from worldly to otherworldly, temporal to eternal.

There is an INTENTIONAL daily decision of orientation and governance of the soul. (Romans 12:1-2; Galatians 5:16-25)

Romans 8:5-8 5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. 9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.

We are OTHERWORLDLY creatures, not creatures of this world. (1John 2:15-17)

John 17:15-18 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

You are here on MISSION as Christ’s ambassadors to save the world. (1Corinthians 2:1-5)

Romans 8:18-19 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

You are the ANSWER to someone’s PRAYER.

Be advised: Not everyone will ACCEPT or VALUE you and what you represent.

John 15:18-21 18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.