Week Five | 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 24, 2022
March 24, 2022
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During Week Five of our Men of Memphis study on "Winning the War in Your Mind," Pastor Steve Gaines goes through chapters 8 and 9 in Craig Groeschel's book. In this lesson, we'll look at how to reject negativity and reframe your perception of things.

Chapter 8 - What God Didn't Do

Cognitive bias

Reframing your past

God sovereignly shifts our lives

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," declares the Lord. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9 (NASB)

Chapter 9 - Collateral Goodness

Stop expecting "collateral damage" from God.

Start expecting "collateral goodness" from God.

What you look for is what you'll find!

Look for God's goodness and be grateful!

"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 (ESV)

Preframe your future.

You can't control what happens to you, but you can control how you frame it. And the way you frame it will dictate how you respond and behave. ("Winning the War in Your Mind," p. 147)