In the second of two sermons, we move beyond diagnosis of the problems with our thinking and work toward the solutions which are available in Christ. If Christ is the redeemer of our entire being, then He is also the redeemer of our minds. We explore 8 categories of thoughts from Philippians 4:8 on which we should be focusing our thinking.
In the first of 2 sermons, we do some thinking about thinking. What goes on in our minds as we process information, form ideas, and generate images? And what are some of the ways our thoughts become corrupted and in need of redemption?
We do not just read the Bible. We do not just study it. We are told repeatedly to meditate upon it. And as we meditate upon it, the implanted word will guide the content of our prayers back to God as well. In this lesson, we give 3 samples of what it means to meditate on a passage and use that passage in prayer - one psalm, one parable, and one section from an epistle.
In our series on spiritual disciplines, we discuss how to read the Bible devotionally and how Scripture itself places great emphasis on meditation.