Cross Church Notes: Fresh Start (Weeks 1-5)

Fresh Start (01/07/16)

If you can change the way you think, then you will change your world.

The Do-Over

Three things for a successful do-over

Why is renewing the mind and working on the soul so important?

  1. Until we renew the mind, we cannot find God’s purpose for our life.
  2. The soul is the root of the problem.
  3. This was Christ’s example.

This is exactly why we fast. When we fast, the body is not happy. But fasting without prayer is just a diet.

Fresh Start (01/14/17)

It is of the utmost importance that we start with protecting the soul.

How to renew the mind

  1. Start by rejoicing in the Lord
  2. Don’t be anxious about anything
  3. Pray out of your thankfulness
  4. Do your part so that he can do his part
  5. Think on these things”
  6. Apply the word of God

This peace makes no sense. It’s a peace that transcends all of our understanding.

Does the way I see it” line up with God’s truth?

Fresh Start (01/21/17)

How does the enemy enter my soul

We listen to know what’s in the heart.

If all you’re feeding yourself is lust, you’ll be filled with lust. If all you’re feeding yourself is fear, you’ll be filled with fear.

How to have a balanced diet of soul food

Fresh Start (01/28/17)

Before a tattoo is on the skin it’s already on our mind. And our heart. Who have we let put tattoos on our heart?

We must put on the mind of Christ.

Just because I sit in a garage, that doesn’t make me a car—and if I sit in a church, that doesn’t make me a Christian.

The mind of Christ is focused on

  1. Salvation
  2. Humility and obedience
  3. Love and compassion
  4. Forgiveness
  5. Peace

How do I put on the mind of Christ

Fresh Start: Three Life Principles (02/05/17)

Three Life Principles

  1. Accent the good
  2. Punctuate the excellent
  3. Dismiss the bad

Accent the good

Punctuate the Excellent

Dismiss the bad