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1 A Life Changing Experience Emmanuel Temple Church Bible Study THE MIND

2 Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience QUOTE  “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” BuddhaThe mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha

3 Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience QUOTE  “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” Henry David Thoreau “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. Henry David Thoreau

4 Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience 100 DAYS 1. Education 2. Health/Fitness 3. Finances 4. Spiritual

5 Mind & Brain  Mind is related to brain. Most people do not find any difference between the two words mind and brain.  While brain is considered to be a physical thing, mind is considered to be mental Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

6 Mind & Brain  The brain is composed of nerve cells and blood vessels whereas the mind is not like that. While the brain has a definite shape, the mind does not have one. We can see and touch the brain whereas it is not possible to do this with the mind. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

7 Mind & Brain  If the brain ceases to function, then life would cease to exist.  If the mind ceases to function, then you would have a dull and unproductive life. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

8 Soul & Spirit  The soul is the essential life of man ‘looking earthward’ and the ‘spirit’ that same principle of life breathed (like wind) into man from God, that can look towards and experience God Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

9 Soul & Spirit  The whole spirit/soul, including mind, emotions and will, the higher, as well as lower powers of our nature, are the seat and subject of original sin.  The 'natural man' is disabled and made opposite to all spiritual good. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

10 Soul & Spirit  The conflict is between nature and what is not nature, between the old and new man.  The new man is spiritual rather than natural, because it is the essential nature of man looking heaven ward called 'spirit'.  The mind is both representative of the soul and the spirit as part of our essential life Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

11 The Mind, Soul & Spirit Lets Look at the conflict. Romans 7:  14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.carnal  15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.allow  16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

12 The Mind, Soul & Spirit  17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.  18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.  19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

13 The Mind, Soul & Spirit  Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.  21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.  22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:God Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

14 The Mind, Soul & Spirit  23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

15 The Mind, Soul & Spirit  The mind controls our thoughts. If I never get my mind right then my thoughts will not be right.  My thoughts controls my actions, if I can’t control my thoughts then it becomes impossible to control my actions.  As a man thinks in mind, so is he. You are your thoughts. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

16 The Mind, Soul & Spirit  I cannot get to a state of renewing (to make new) my mind if I don’t have control of my mind.  How do I control my mind?

17 The Mind, Soul & Spirit  We continue to fight the devil with his device. We lose control We hold grudges We don’t confess We have trouble forgiving other We have trouble forgiving ourselves Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

18 The Mind, Soul & Spirit  I Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

19 The Mind, Soul & Spirit  5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

20 The Conflict  Romans 7:22-26  [22] For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: The inward man — Called the mind Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

21 The Conflict  [23] But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. But I see another law in my members — Another inward forcing power of evil dispositions and bodily appetites. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

22 The Conflict  Warring against the law of my mind — The dictate of my mind, which delights in the law of God.  And captivating me — In spite of all my resistance Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

23 The Conflict  [21] I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. I find then a law — An inward forcing power, flowing from the dictate of corrupt nature. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

24 The Conflict  [24] O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? The struggle is now come to the height; and Paul is finding there is no help in or within himself Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

25 The Conflict  [25] I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. Serve the law of God with my mind — My reason and conscience declare for God. But with my flesh the law of sin — But my corrupt passions and appetites still rebel. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

26 The Mind  Consciousness is the quality or state of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. is the quality or state of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. It has been defined as: sentience, awareness, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood, and the executive control system of the mind It has been defined as: sentience, awareness, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood, and the executive control system of the mind Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

27 The Mind  Distinction between two types of consciousness that he called phenomenal (P-consciousness) and access (A- consciousness). Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

28 The Mind  P-consciousness is simply raw experience: it is moving, colored forms, sounds, sensations, emotions and feelings with our bodies and responses at the center. These experiences, considered independently of any impact on behavior Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

29 The Mind  A-consciousness is the phenomenon whereby information in our minds is accessible for verbal report, reasoning, and the control of behavior. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

30 The Mind  When we perceive, information about what we perceive is access conscious; when we introspect, information about our thoughts is access conscious; when we remember, information about the past is access conscious, and so on. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

31 The Mind  The subconscious mind is a composite of everything one sees, hears and any information the mind collects that it cannot otherwise consciously process to make meaningful sense. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

32 The Mind  The conscious mind cannot always absorb disconnected information, as it would be an information overload, so the subconscious mind stores this information where it can be retrieved by the conscious mind when it needs to defend itself for survival (and for other reasons, such as solving puzzles). Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

33 The Mind  There are also a variety of circumstances that can change the relationship between the mind and the world in less drastic ways, producing what are known as altered states of consciousness. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

34 The Mind  Some altered states occur naturally; others can be produced by drugs or brain damage.  Altered states can be accompanied by changes in thinking, disturbances in the sense of time, feelings of loss of control, changes in emotional expression, alternations in body image and changes in meaning or significance. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

35 The Mind  Meditation and dreams are both consider an alter state of consciousness. Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

36 The Mind  Joel 2:28 “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

37 The Mind  Philippians 4:8 Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

38 A Life Changing Experience Emmanuel Temple Church Bible Study THE MIND

39 Transformation  Control  Transformation  Renewal “transformed”. To be transformed means to make a thorough or dramatic change Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

40 Transformation  Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” What does that mean and how do you do that? Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

41 Transformation  The word that is translated "conformed" has to do with conformation that is malleable –– The person who is conformed to this world is free to embrace the next popular philosophy or fad at will. Being conformed to this world is rather like being a leaf blown by the wind, never knowing exactly where you are going next Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

42 Transformation  The word that is translated "transformed," however, is quite different, and involves transformation at the core of one's being  If being "conformed" would leave us adrift like a leaf, being "transformed" leaves us with feet on the ground, anchored and steady Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

43 Transformation  Paul is calling us not to be caught up in every fad or wafted by every breeze, but instead to let the Spirit transform us at our core so that we can have a faith strong enough to maintain course in spite the winds of popular opinion. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

44 Transformation  Ephesians 4: That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

45 Transformation  23 to be made new(change in the mind) in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

46 Transformation  Transformation in this text equates to metamorphosis. The example of metamorphosis that comes to mind is the caterpillar, which is transformed into a butterfly The caterpillar is not beautiful, but the butterfly is. The caterpillar crawls, but the butterfly flies on gossamer wings. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

47 Transformation  Transformation Gardeners don't like caterpillars, but plant special plants to attract butterflies So it is by the grace of God and the work of the Holy Ghost that we who were one thing (conformed to this age) can be transformed (metamorphosized) into something wholly different –– people who are Godly and holy. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

48 Transformation  Transformation Is Not Just External  Nonconformity to the world does not primarily mean the external avoidance of worldly behaviors.  You can avoid all kinds of worldly behaviors and not be transformed. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

49 Transformation  Transformation is not switching from the to-do list of the flesh to the to-do list of the law  The alternative to immoral behaviors is not a new list of moral behaviors. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

50 Transformation  If I don't transform my mind then it can control the level at which I believe. I can only live and operate at the level at which I believe. My mind controls what I believe. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

51 Transformation  Today, we would be more likely to speak of a "change of mind" than a renewal of the mind.  Paul, however, calls us to allow the Holy Ghost to transform our minds, knowing that the person who learns to think Godly thoughts will soon experience a changed mind as well. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

52 Transformation  Six Steps to Transform your mind 1. You begin each morning end each night by humbling yourself. To humble yourself, you must admit your helplessness to follow the teachings of Christ and to acquire his character on your own Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

53 Transformation  Six Steps to Transform your mind 2. Discover the great power, love, fulfillment and life when Christ’s Holy Spirit lives inside of you. And His power has unlimited potential. 3. Take every one of your thoughts (beliefs, imaginations, dreams, and ideas) captive to the obedience of Christ. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

54 Transformation  Six Steps to Transform your mind 4. Guard your heart; you are what you think. (Proverbs 23:7) Also, whatever thoughts you sow into your mind, you will reap the consequences. (Galatians 6:7) You become what you think! Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

55 Transformation  Six Steps to Transform your mind 5. Now that you have this new power within you and you are controlling your thoughts, the words coming out of your mouth can be honorable not unwholesome. (Ephesians 4:29) Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience

56 Transformation  Six Steps to Transform your mind 6. Finally, when you experience trials you can actually exalt, boast, honor your trials and weaknesses and start thinking about how much joy you will have. Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith…A Life Changing Experience


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