How should we worship God? #12 Renewing the Mind

Renewing the Mind

The Bible is going to be our guidebook and companion along life’s journey and it will help to mould and shape our thinking and our feelings. It does not merely change our mind about things – as this course might have changed your mind about the things you believe as you have been reading. The Bible renews our mind. The more we read it, the more we understand about God and His purpose and the more we shall want to be part of that purpose, whatever the personal cost. It is a life-giving Word from God which is quite unlike any other book you might read. Because the Bible comprises a large and complicated collection of books, it takes time fully to understand it, and there are endless avenues to explore. It is meant to be a life-long study for the man and woman of God.

But it is a two-way process when we start to learn about God and want to get to know Him more and more. This is why Paul says we should be persistent in prayer. He means that we should keep praying. Prayer is our opportunity to talk to God and to tell Him how we are feeling about things. We can thank Him for all He is doing in our lives; ask Him for help and guidance and praise Him. When we become baptized believers we can pray for forgiveness to a Father who is always ready to help and to forgive when we fail. For it is not only in the act of baptism that our sins are forgiven. When, after baptism, we fail to achieve the sort of behaviour at which we are aiming, as we all do, then God is ready to forgive us through our Lord Jesus Christ and to help us to keep going forward in our next attempt:

“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments” (1 John 2:1-3).

There are commandments to be kept as part of our new life in Christ and we will gradually become more obedient and more faithful if we are striving to live as followers of Jesus. Over time we will see a change taking place and, at the coming of Christ, it will be completed by the transformation of our bodies.

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Scripture Word from God

Bible Teaching and Vital Doctrines to Discover

the Bible – God’s guide for life #2 Needs in life

Living as a believer in Christ

To Glorify God and His Son

To Glorify God and His Son #2 Governance and objectives of the ecclesia/charity

How should we worship God? #1 Appreciation for God

How should we worship God? #2 Spiritual Worship

How should we worship God? #3 Spiritual Transformation

How should we worship God? #4 Christian Congregations

How should we worship God? #5 Congregational Worship

How should we worship God? #6 Preachers and Teachers

How should we worship God? #7 The Breaking of Bread

How should we worship God? #8 Love one another

How should we worship God? #9 Christian Behaviour

How should we worship God? #10 In Relationships

How should we worship God? #11 New Life in Christ

Looking for a spiritual new life

When we think of Jesus let us strive to realise what he means to us

Today’s thought “Clothing yourselves with the right attitude” (May 16)

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How should we worship God? #13 Transfiguration

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Additional reading

  1. To create a great journey
  2. Bible Word from God
  3. Bible Inspired Word of God
  4. Bible Word of God inspired and infallible
  5. Bible exceptional Book of books where nothing can be taken away or added
  6. All Scripture Has Its Point of Origin In God’s Mind
  7. Colour-blindness and road code
  8. Bible as a Guide
  9. A Book to trust #1 Background book for debate
  10. A Book to trust #26 Roadmap for life out of darkness
  11. Importance to read the Bible regularly and gain understanding
  12. Counterfeit Gospels
  13. A Bible Falling Apart Belongs to Someone who isn’t
  14. Al-Fatiha [The Opening] Süra 1: 4-7 Merciful Lord of the Creation to show us the right path
  15. Human & Biblical teachings
  16. With the Bible, honour should be given to God and not to people
  17. Vital importance of reading and following the Kitvei Hakodesh
  18. Jehovah steep rock and fortress, source of insight
  19. Only I can change my life
  20. Change
  21. A Living Faith #7 Prayer
  22. A Living Faith #8 Change
  23. We will all be changed
  24. Prayer, important aspect in our life
  25. Prayer Bible verses to help us to get a deeper conversation with God
  26. Concerning prayer and thought for the day
  27. Genuine prayer
  28. If you think you’re too small to be effective
  29. Quit griping about your church
  30. Give your worries to God
  31. Does God hear prayer?
  32. Sometimes we pray and pray and it seems like nothing happens.
  33. Does God answer prayer?
  34. God doesn’t call the qualified
  35. He who kneels before God can stand before anyone!
  36. Prayer, important aspect in our life
  37. People who know how to pray to move God to take hold of our affairs in a mighty way
  38. Prayer has comforted us in sorrow
  39. Prayer has the power to change mountains into highways
  40. Being sure of their deliverance
  41. Preventing us from going window-shopping in prayer
  42. If you do pray you shall not be disappointed
  43. Try driving forward instead of backwards
  44. Work with joy and pray with love
  45. Baptism

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