Week 4 | Men of Memphis | Spring 2022

Dr. Steve Gaines, Bellevue’s Senior Pastor, is known as a man of prayer and a preacher of God’s Word. Since 1983, he has pastored churches in Texas, Tennessee, and Alabama before coming to Bellevue Baptist Church in 2005 as Senior Pastor.
Pastor Steve Gaines
March 10, 2022
March 10, 2022

Join us as Pastor Steve Gaines teaches through chapters 6 and 7 of Craig Groeschel's "Winning the War in Your Mind." Along the way, we'll look at the source of our sinful thoughts and learn how to replace them with Biblical truth.

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Chapter 6 - "Rumination and Renewal"

Sinful thoughts come from your sinful heart (Jeremiah 17:9) (Matthew 15:18-20)

Sinful thoughts also come from the devil (John 8:44)

Declare war and become a thought warrior! (Romans 12:2)

Change the way you think:

1. Recognize the source.

2. Reject the lies.

3. Replace with Scripture.

Ruminate over Scripture

"Biblical meditation" - Review Scripture repeatedly (Joshua 1:8) (Psalm 1:2)

"Ruminate/meditate" on Scripture to:

1. Get the true meaning out of it!

2. Cut a new and better neural pathway/rut in your brain!

3. Repetition is the reason for ruts.

Meditation eventually leads to automaticity.

Part 3 - "The Reframe Principle"

Reframe Your Mind, Restore Your Perspective

Chapter 7 - "Lenses and Flares"

Cognitive bias - A pattern of deviating from reality.

Cognitive reframing - Taking control of how we perceive things.

Review - 3 tools for changing your thinking:

1. The Replacement Principle

Remove lies, replace with truth

2. The Rewire Principle

Rewire brain, renew mind

3. The Reframe Principle

Regrame mind, restore perspective