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By: Kwaku Peprah Adjei

Theme: The Conqueror’s Mentality

Text: Matthew 16:26

What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?

MESSAGE

You can be successful in so many endeavours in this world, but there is one thing that you need someone’s help to conquer. That is sin, with its wages being death. We had all sinned and fell short of the glory of God.

Death has no hold for those who are in Christ: He has destroyed death and holds the key to Hades. He can, therefore, give unto anyone who comes unto Him eternal life. God loves us so much that He wanted us to escape the condemnation that we brought upon ourselves through disobedience. So, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. Therefore, whoever believes in Him would not perish but have an everlasting life.

Beloved in the Lord, I cannot end this series on the conqueror’s mentality without stating that the conqueror always thinks about where he would be in the case he dies in the flesh. Is there any hope for me after my death? he asks himself often. You can gain everything in this world, but without Jesus, it is a waste. I end this series by entreating you to accept Jesus as your Lord and personal saviour if you have not (kindly follow the prayer below) and find a Bible-believing church to fellowship with. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling if you have already accepted Jesus.

Prayer

Thank you, Father, for sending your Son Jesus to come and die for me, a sinner. Jesus, I believe that you came to die for my sins and I accept you as my Lord and personal saviour. Thank you for qualifying me to be part of your family. Amen.

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Renew your mind

Text: Romans 12:1-2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

MESSAGE

The price was paid to set us free. As part of God’s redemptive work, we have received a new identity.

Because we have been translated to the kingdom of light of His dear Son, we need to set our mind on the things above, where we are seated with Christ Jesus far above the principalities. The depravity of the carnal mind had been trained by the patterns of the world. To focus on the new life you have been called to live, you need to renew your mind.

We need to make our minds new. This deals with the gradual and conscious effort to reformat what you already know with the reading of the word of God and the illumination the Holy Spirit brings.

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Theme: New Man in Christ

Renewed in knowledge

Text: Colossians 3:10

and have put on the new [spiritual] self who is being continually renewed in true knowledge in the image of Him who created the new self

MESSAGE

Habits are not formed in a split second. They are formed from consistent actions.

The new identity we have is renewed in true knowledge in the image of its creator. Looking in a mirror of God’s word, we are gradually transformed into His image. This comes from a conscious effort of putting away everything that is Earthly in us by the help of the Holy Spirit.

You become what you feed on. Continuous feeding of the word of God enlightens your spirit to fully grasp its true self.

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Theme: New man in Christ

Put on the New self Part 2

Text: Luke 15:22-23

“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.

MESSAGE

Who you are should correlate with what you do after a considerable period of time.

Once you believed in Christ, you were translated into the kingdom of light of His dear Son Jesus. As a member of God’s family, He has gives you the Holy Spirit as a seal of ownership over you. Just as the prodigal son returned home and the father gave changed his clothes and had them prepare a nice meal for Him, so God changes our outlook by creating us anew. In the prodigal son’s unworthiness to be called a son, the father re-instated him to his fallen position, confirming it with a change in outlook.

God’s work of recreation is done in our spirits. He has already hugged and kissed us welcome into His family. However, we need to put up with the life that accompanies the inner work He has done in us.

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Theme: New man in Christ Jesus

Put on the new self

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

MESSAGE

With eagerness and anticipation of what the fellowship with God looks like, let us put on the new self.

Your personality stems from who you are. Your self-identity is drowned in the manifestation of who you were created to be. We are a new creation if we are in Christ. We are not just re-formed, rehabilitated or re-education, be we are created new. As God created our spirit in Genesis, so He does in us if we believe in Christ. We have therefore been subjected to a new master and have a new identity.

Beloved, your old nature has been dealt with and you have been created anew. The deeds of the old self are being done away with by the power of the Holy Spirit who helps us to live the life of this new nature.

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Theme: New Man in Christ

Old Self dealt with Part 3

Text: Galatians 2:20, Romans 6:6 (TLB)

20 I have been crucified with Christ: and I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the real life I now have within this body is a result of my trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

MESSAGE

When Jesus was crucified on the cross, your old self was dealt with. How is this true?

If we died with Christ because we have believed He died for us, then as Christ was raised to Glory, so we have been raised to a newness of life (Romans 6:4). Legally, because Christ has nailed the old self on the cross and we believe He paid that price for us, we now have a new nature. Moreover, it is ideal that having faith in the work of Christ, we share in His experiences as He lives in us.

The old self has been dealt with on the cross as you were crucified with Christ. As Christ lives in you, you have a new nature so that you can carry the Holy Spirit in you and enjoy constant fellowship with the Father. Halleluyah!!!

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Theme: New Man in Christ.

Old Self dealt with.

TEXT: Matthew 9:17

Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

MESSAGE

The necessity of the new self is to carry the fullness of God.

Jesus in our opening scripture described the need to preserve the wineskins and the wine in it by using a new wineskin. In our old self, we could not house the presence of God. God should not make His dwelling in our hearts; His Spirit only came upon us for an assignment. To alleviate this problem and promote the relationship He longed for, He has created us anew, so we can now host Him in our hearts.

We can now fellowship with God in spirit and in truth because our spirits have been regenerated. He has taken time off to make us a masterpiece.

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Theme: New Man in Christ

Old Self dealt with.

Text: Romans 6:6 (NIV)

For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin—

MESSAGE

Your identity is defined by what you submit to; the association and relationships we maintain.

Our former self was corrupted by lust and deceit (Ephesians 4:22). Who we were in the beginning at creation was the image and after the likeness of God. Being the carbon copy of God’s true being, we lost that self when it was marred by the deceit of the devil and the lust of man. God, acknowledging our need and not our fault, paid the expensive price to re-own us and has created us in the image that His counsel established at the beginning.

On the cross of Calvary, our old selves were crucified with Christ. His death saw the end to that old self that we picked up as a result of disobedience, and through obedience to His Son, we can put on the new self.

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