7-29-2011 “Harry Potter—What Should A Christian’s Stance Be?” – Pastor Shane Idleman

July 26th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 7-29-2011 “Harry Potter—What Should A Christian’s Stance Be?” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

I’m taking a temporary detour from the series on wisdom to address the latest movie craze—Harry Potter.

One youth leader told me, “I don’t worry about what I watch or listen to as long as my heart is right. Plus, I need to watch what everyone else is watching so I can relate to them.”
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Guard Your Mind and It Will Guard You

December 11th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Guard Your Mind and It Will Guard You)

As mentioned last week: Many of us do not want to admit that there is something lacking in our spiritual lives. Pride, religious upbringing, denominationalism, etc. will keep scores of Christians from experiencing the life changing power of God.If we truly want to experience the power of God, we must surrender pivotal areas of our lives. It is then, and only then, that the “rivers of living water” that Jesus described can flow freely. And, like Jeremiah, we can say that “His word is in my heart like a burning fire, deep within me; I can no longer hold it back.”

We left off last week at the second area to surrender…our mind. I’m not referring to “letting yourself go,” I’m referring to Romans 12:2, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 8:5 sheds light as well, “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, the things of the Spirit.” Are you setting your mind on the things of God (holiness), or on the things of the world (worldliness)?

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