Sunday August 16, 2015 –Romans 12:1-2 – Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform 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.

Focus on what God says is true, the content of your belief. Do you know what you believe? Do you know why you believe it? Your beliefs have content. Your beliefs have varying degrees of strength. Your beliefs have varying degrees of centrality. Dwayne Terry

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Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

Romans 12:1-2Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform 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.

Anakainōsis [ah-nah-ki-no’-sis] – Renewing, a renewal, renovation, complete change for the better

Nous [noose] – mind, the intellectual faculty, the understanding

  • You are what you think and you have a body.

Your Body

  • The body is the tool that my soul uses to interact with the world.
  • Our bodies control our habits.

Your Mind

  • The mind contains thoughts and beliefs.
  • A thought is mental content that can be expressed in an entire sentence and only exists while it is being thought.
  • A capacity is something that I could do if I needed to.
  • Faculties are related capacities.
  • A belief is a set of thoughts that make up a person’s view of how things really are.

Your Beliefs

  • Your beliefs have content.
  • Your beliefs have varying degrees of strength.
  • Your beliefs have varying degrees of centrality.

How We Change Beliefs

  • Embark on a course of study in which you choose to think regularly about certain things.
  • Study something different.
  • Try to find problems with evidence raised against the belief in question.