Last week our church began a 7-part series titled “Be Our Biggest Loser“. The series is about the things we want to lose in our lives – not just extra weight. A few of the topics we will address will be low self esteem, helplessness, anxiety, addictions and bitterness. I had the privilege of presenting the first teaching on “False Beliefs and Destructive Thinking.”
One of the key verses I based the teaching on is
“For as a man thinks within himself, so he is.” Proverbs 23:7
In the teaching I briefly covered the following topics:
- Satan is the deceiver
- Our defense- the Word of God
- Our identity
- We are all children of God
- The value of meditation and affirmations
- It’s all about the heart
One of the main points I made was the importance of renewing one’s mind according to Romans 12:2. My appreciation for this scripture is that Paul was not just referring to the process of thinking positive, heavenly thoughts. He was also encouraging the Romans to embrace the entire gospel. He was urging them to consider what Christ did for them on the cross and for them to live out the new life that they were given to them by Christ.
Based upon the feedback I received afterward, I thought I’d make my five pages of notes I referred to available here as a resource. Included in the notes are 20 relevant scriptures. To read and/or download a copy of the notes, visit the link below.
Hope that you have an awesome day!