The Power of Proper Thinking

It is a glorious and peaceful thing to be able to have the mind of Christ. In Philippians 4:8-9, Paul teaches us how to live such that God's presence is near and brings peace to our hearts. Proper thinking leads to godly living. If we can transform our minds by the Spirit, we will live renewed in the Spirit.

It is a glorious and peaceful thing to be able to have the mind of Christ. In Philippians 4:8-9, Paul teaches us how to live such that God's presence is near and brings peace to our hearts. Proper thinking leads to godly living. If we can transform our minds by the Spirit, we will live renewed in the Spirit.

Discussion Questions

  • Do you often find yourself just going along with the culture? Do you easily accept cultural norms?
  • When was the last time you made a concerted effort to think on things as listed in verse 8?
  • Why do you think the Apostle Paul commands that we think on such things as listed in verse 8?
  • What's the connection between thoughts, action and feelings?
  • Is it wrong to act in obedience when you don't "feel" like it?
  • What role does God's presence play in our thinking and acting?