David J Keyser PhD

 A changed mind is a changed life.  (These notes are incomplete.)

THE FOUNDATON

Romans 6: 3-4

Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.


Galatians 3:21


For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law.


Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.


THE KEY

2 Corinthians 10                         

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying (imaginations) speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought (mind) (noēma) captive to Christ’s obedience.

Mind, νόημα (noēma)

Strong: G3540

the mind, the understanding, intellect, the heart, soul, affections, feelings, disposition, a conception of the mind, thought, purpose


Proverbs 23
For as he thinks [reckons in his soul] within himself, so he is.

THE RESULTS


Ephesians 3                                

20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations [n]forever and ever. Amen.


Philippians 4

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds (noēma) in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. … practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.


Dwell,  (logizomai)

Strong: G3049

 (1) count, calculate; to count, enumerate, to set down as a matter of account,

to impute, to account, to regard, deem, consider (2) to infer, conclude, presume (3) to think upon, ponder, to reason