A New MIND! (Sermon Audio)


This is the audio from the January 29, 2023 sermon, “A New MIND!”, shared by Tom Lemler at the Deer Run Church of Christ.

Text: Ephesians 4:20 – 5:2

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2

Today continued a sermon series with a focus on being Made New In Christ. Being made new in Christ will change the way we act because it changes the very foundation of our thoughts through a transformation of our attitude.  To do that well, it is important to realize the in Christ we live with a new . . .

  • Motive.  Ephesians 4:20
    • Being made new in Christ will cause us to examine why we do what we do as we allow God to purify every motive that we have.
  • Instruction.  Ephesians 4:21-24
    • Being made new in Christ will lead us to make use of God’s Word as instruction for how we live.  The instruction of God’s Word is not simply for filling our minds with new information, but for transforming the way we think and act.
  • Nature.  Ephesians 4:25-32
    • Being made new in Christ will change the very nature of who we are as we are transformed through the renewing of our mind.
  • Direction.  Ephesians 5:1-2
    • Being made new in Christ will cause us to walk, live, and think in a new direction.  Godly repentance is not only about our actions, it is also about turning our thoughts completely around and thinking in a new direction.

Today, how will you live a new MIND?