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Whatever is True (Jn 14:6) Life is full of choices of truth or falsehoodLife is full of choices of truth or falsehood –Josh 24:15 Truth is rooted in scriptureTruth.

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2 Whatever is True (Jn 14:6) Life is full of choices of truth or falsehoodLife is full of choices of truth or falsehood –Josh 24:15 Truth is rooted in scriptureTruth is rooted in scripture –Jn 17:17; Ps 119:9-11 Embracing truth calls for rejecting errorEmbracing truth calls for rejecting error –Gal 1:6-8; II Tim 3:1-7; Heb 12:1-2

3 Whatever is Noble / Honest Think on such thingsThink on such things –Col 1:1-3; Ps 119: This kind of thinking is the opposite of hypocrisy, prideful, doubtfulThis kind of thinking is the opposite of hypocrisy, prideful, doubtful –Lk 18:9-14; Lk 20:27; Mt 16:11-12 How is this possible?How is this possible? –Rom 7:18; 1Cor 2:16

4 Whatever is Right / Just The Lords will is for His people to be justThe Lords will is for His people to be just –We are not to pervert justice – Deut 16:19 –We are to follow that which is just – Deut 16:20 –Peter said Jesus died for the just and unjust – 1 Pet 3:18 –Our minds should be focused on Christ, the Just One

5 Whatever is Pure Purity: free from anything that pollutes, free from guilt or evil, innocence Focus on things that do not contaminate the mind. Impure thoughts rob us of the power of the Holy Spirit. Sources of impurity surrounds us. Would Jesus approve? – 1 Pet 2:21 Pure in heart shall see God –Mat 5:8

6 Whatever is lovely / peaceful Things which produce strife should be avoidedThings which produce strife should be avoided –Prov 20:3; Phil 2:3-4; Phil 2:14-16; Mt 5:9 What can you find in others that is lovely?What can you find in others that is lovely? God is pleased when we focus on things that unify the body of ChristGod is pleased when we focus on things that unify the body of Christ –Eph 4:1-3

7 Whatever is of Good Report Every Church has its reportersEvery Church has its reporters –Some are always reporting on things that are wrong –Wise ones report on the blessings they see around them What kind of reporter are you?What kind of reporter are you?

8 If there is any Virtue and If there is anything Praiseworthy Virtue & Praise: expressing approval or admiration; grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship (praise to God)Virtue & Praise: expressing approval or admiration; grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship (praise to God) Look for virtue in othersLook for virtue in others –It is important that we should never permit our minds to feed like carrion vultures, on the wicked, filthy, and unholy of the flesh – H. A. Ironside –Churches that build on faults must expect earthquakes

9 If there is any Virtue and If there is anything Praiseworthy We need to stop pouting & start praising… power will followWe need to stop pouting & start praising… power will follow The praising person looks beyond problemsThe praising person looks beyond problems God is in control & deserves our praiseGod is in control & deserves our praise –Rom 8:28

10 CHRIST IS THE CONQUEROR Where can we find truth & honesty personified?Where can we find truth & honesty personified? Who is just and pure?Who is just and pure? Who is the altogether lovely one?Who is the altogether lovely one? Who is good all the time?Who is good all the time? Who is virtuous and worthy of our praise?Who is virtuous and worthy of our praise?


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