SET Your Mind! (Sermon Audio)

SET Your Mind! (Sermon Audio)

 

This is the audio from the March 3, 2019 sermon, “SET Your Mind!”, shared by Tom Lemler at the North Wayne Mennonite Church.

Text: Colossians 3:1-17

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

Here are the main points from the sermon:

To set your mind on things above, you must . . .

  • Secure your mind: 
    • Colossians 3:5-11 — We secure our mind when we not only take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ, but we put to death every thought and desire that would lead us in the ways of the world.
  • Equip your mind:  
    • Colossians 3:12-14 — We equip our mind when we fill it with the things of the Spirit.  God’s desire is that our thoughts would be filled with Him and His ways.  When the fruit of God’s Spirit fills our mind, it is then equipped to act in Christ-like ways..
  • Train your mind:
    • Colossians 3:15-17 — We train our mind when we take the tools we have been equipped with and learn to use them for God’s glory.  Our thoughts will eventually lead to action, so we will know our mind is set on things above when our actions reflect the training we have received from God’s Word and from those who have shared His Word with us through their lives.
Let GO! (Sermon Audio)

Let GO! (Sermon Audio)

 

This is the audio from the February 3, 2019 sermon, “Let GO!”, shared by Tom Lemler at the North Wayne Mennonite Church.

Text: Romans 12:1-2

Here are the main points from the sermon:

To let go and truly be a living sacrifice, we must Let . . .

  • God: 
    • Ephesians 4:11-13 — God has created each of us according to His great wisdom and design.  We need to let God be in charge and submit our life fully to Him so that His purposes can be completed both in and through us.
  • Others:  
    • Romans 12:6-8 — As we let God be in charge, we must also let others use the gifting God has placed within their life so that together we would glorify God.  Letting others must always been done in submission to them and us first letting God, otherwise others soon become our God.

Hold ON! (Sermon Audio)

 

This is the audio from the December 30, 2018 sermon, “Hold ON!”, shared by Tom Lemler at the Deer Run Church of Christ.

Text: Revelation 3:7-13 & Luke 18:1

Here are the main points from the sermon:

We Hold ON to the right things when we hold . . .

  • Open: 
    • The Door to Our Life – Revelation 3:20
    • Our Heart – Ephesians 1:18
    • God’s Word – James 1:22-25
  • Near:  
    • To God – James 4:8
    • To God’s Word – Deuteronomy 30:11-16
    • To One Another – Hebrews 10:24-25

A Prophet’s Life

Some say it’s a gift,
     but I’m not so sure.
To see what could be
     if our choices were pure.
Just take a look back
     to the prophets of old.
And see what it got them
     when they were quite bold.

They’d speak up for God
     and proclaim forth His Word.
Yet the people would live,
     like they had never heard.
Things haven’t changed much
     as I look around.
Insist on life God’s way
     and few friends will be found.

It seems we’ve grown smarter
     than ever before.
We have better methods,
     our wisdom is more.
God couldn’t mean
     what it looks like He said.
Our own understanding
     beats the words that are red.

Yet faithful I must be,
     no matter the cost.
Anything less and
     my soul will be lost.
What God says still matters
     and I must be true.
To not only live it,
     but speak it to you!
© 2014 by Tom Lemler

The poems had disappeared from my mind for a while but for some reason several of them showed up in my mind all mixed up last night. This is one I sorted out and I think all the lines belong to this poem. 🙂

In prayer,
Tom