Clean Your Mind
“But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds.” Colossians 3:8-9
Once the intense drives of the fleshly appetites have been “executed,” we who have been created after God “in righteousness and true holiness” (Ephesians 4:24) must cleanse the passions of the intellect as well.
The action required is that we must “place away from” or “throw away” these ideas that are begun in the mind. These notions are sinful and harmful to everyone.
Anger (orge) is an agitation of the soul that generates an impulse, a desire, that produces a violent emotion.
Wrath (thumos), as the word suggests, is intellectual heat, a boiling up that produces a fierce indignation.
Malice (kakia) is the ill will that creates a desire to injure, even eliminating shame at breaking laws.
Blasphemy (blasphemia), one of the few words directly transliterated from the Greek, means any slander or speech that is injurious to another’s good name.
Filthy communication (aischrologia) is any kind of foul speaking or low and obscene speech.
Lying (pseudomai) is any deliberate false information.
We are to put off the old man, that nature and behavior that was bound up in the flesh (Ephesians 4:22), and put on the new man “which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him” (Colossians 3:10).
Our salvation brings with it both a new heart and a new mind. With the one we are able to “mortify” the deeds of the flesh. With the other we are to put on “the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof” (Romans 13:14). Dr. Henry Morris III
|10:00 a.m||Sunday School classes for all ages.|
|11:00 a.m||Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders|
|6:30 p.m.||Evening Service – Mr. Ryan McKee – Magherafelt FPC, N. Ireland|
|6:00 p.m.||Pre-Service Prayer Time|
|Wednesday December 2nd||7:25 p.m.||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study|
|Study: Presentation on the Authorized Version|
|Thursday December 3rd||7:30 p.m.||Session and Board Meeting|
|Friday December 4th||7:00 p.m.||Good News Bible Club|
|Sunday December 6th||11:00 a.m.||Worship Service – Rev. Lee Sterritt
Communion after the morning service
|6:00 p.m.||Prayer Meeting|
|6:30 p.m.||Evening Service – Pastor Jesse Bartz|
|Wednesday December 9th||7:25 p.m.||Prayer Meeting|
|Thursday December 10th||7:30 p.m.||Youth Fellowship|
|Friday December 11th||9:00 a.m.||Ladies’ Morning Bible Study|
|7:00 p.m.||Good News Bible Club|
There will be three Christmas outreach opportunities to share the Gospel on December 6th, 13th & 20th at 3:30pm.
All are invited and encouraged to serve the Lord.
A: It is required of them that would worthily partake of the Lord’s supper, that they examine themselves of their knowledge to discern the Lord’s body,1 of their faith to feed upon him,2 of their repentance3, love,4 and new obedience;5 lest, coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgment to themselves.6
- (1Corinthians 11:28-29) 2. (2Corinthians 13:5a) 3. (1Corinthians 11:31)
- (1Corinthians 11:18, 20). 5. (1Corinthians 5:8) 6. (1Corinthians 11:27).