September 11, 2022
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not wage battle according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but [a]divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5 We are destroying arguments and all arrogance raised against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
The Big Idea:
God gives you the power to change your most destructive thought patterns. But it’s a battle. Against habit, against broken desires, against a dark enemy.
To Fix Our Thoughts
I. Treat It Like a Battle
"for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses."
II. Build a Battle Plan
"We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,"
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Fix A (lying) Thought:
1. Become Aware of Your Struggle
2. Find the Root
3. Tell the Truth (that destroys the lie)
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
"28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired.
29 He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power.
31 Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary."
“in tribulation, or trouble, or persecution, poverty, or need, or danger … we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.”
4. Make it your own
(a faith declaration)