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Toxic Thoughts

Lead Pastor Toby Cox
Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Toxic Thoughts

Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV)

7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
“Eat and drink!” he says to you,
But his heart is not with you.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NIV)

3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

4 Areas To Guard Against…

LIES.

Proverbs 14:8 (NIV)

8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,
but the folly of fools is deception.

FEAR.

2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

TEMPTATION.

Matthew 26:41 (NIV)

41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

NEGATIVITY.

Proverbs 4:23 (GNT)

23 Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.

4 Correct Thoughts To Think…

1. POSITIVE Thoughts.

Philippians 4:8 (NCV)

8 Brothers and sisters, think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected.

2. ENCOURAGING Thoughts.

Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

3. POWERFUL Thoughts.

Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)

20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

4. GOD Thoughts.

Joshua 1:8-9 (NLT)

8 Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. 9 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)

3 You will keep in perfect peace
all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

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