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Greater Thoughts

Lead Pastor Toby Cox
Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Greater Thoughts

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
~ James Allen

Ecclesiastes 10:2 (ESV)

2 A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right,
but a fool’s heart to the left.

Everything BEGINS with a thought.

Proverbs 4:23 (ESV)

23 Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs of life.

You are not what you think you are, rather, what you think, you are!

What we think determines HOW WE FEEL.

Philippians 4:8-9 (ESV)

8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned[a] and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Our thoughts determine our DESTINY.

Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a lifestyle; sow a lifestyle, reap your destiny.

Romans 8:5-6 (ESV)

5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

GREATER THOUGHTS…

1. Find a PLAN to control my thoughts.

Hebrews 4:12 (ESV)

12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

2. Find a PLACE to think my thoughts.

Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)

3 You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.

3. Find PEOPLE to stretch my thoughts.

James 5:16 (ESV)

16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)

24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

4. Find a PURPOSE to land my thoughts.

Romans 12:2 (ESV)

2 Do not be conformed to this world,[a] but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.[b]

5. Find a POWER to fuel my thoughts.

Isaiah 55:9 (ESV)

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Let the mind of The Master
be the master of your mind.

Ephesians 3:20 (ESV)

20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

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