Ready to Learn
Ready to Learn
January 15, 2023
Jesus not only came to save but also to teach his followers a better way to live
Jesus challenged his disciples to understand and respond to the world in a different way
This better way—a blessed way—a way of wisdom that leads to true flourishing
KEY POINT: Different thinking enables different living
TEXT: Romans 12:1-2
The role of thinking
Thinking plays a vital role in human development and interaction: it is the filter through which we process our experiences in the world around us.
What Shapes our Thinking
Our experiences, education, examples, environment, entertainment, expectations, emotions, and ethos, profoundly shape the way we think and how we process our world.
The Corruption of Mind
Because of the fall, the mindset of humanity has been corrupted and distorted because of sin, profoundly impacting our capacity to think rightly.
Necessity of the Gospel to filter what shapes our thinking
Processing and evaluating our experiences, education, examples, environment, entertainment, expectations, emotions, and ethos in the presence of our loving and gracious Savior
Finding healing, forgiveness, hope, grace
READY TO LEARN:
If we know everything, we can learn nothing
Courage to confront our own stuff
Effort to search for truth, to discover new ideas
DISCOVERING NEW IDEAS
Evaluating our thinking
Subjecting them to the counsel of God’s word in the presence of the Holy Spirit
Willingness to learn
Beginning in God’s Word
Listening in God’s community
Discovering in God’s world
RESPONSE: Lord, I’m ready to learn! Help me discover your path to flourishing!