HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A MIND TRANSPLANT?
PHILIPPIANS 2: 5 - 11
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JESUS CHRIST is the perfect, peerless pattern for all who
believe. He is not to be our pattern, indeed He is a pattern
beyond attainment, until we have received Him as Savior.
Patterning our lives after Him is an impossibility until He
becomes our Savior and then empowers us. Apart from this
imparted power there is no possibility of following Him as our
Jesus is our worthy example after we have trusted Him as Savior.
For this reason the text says, "Let this mind be in you which
was also in Christ Jesus..." That would require a mind
The impossibility of having a brain transplant has long
intrigued scientists. Whose memory would it be if someone else's
brains were transplanted into your head: yours or the donor's?
It is impossible to transplant a brain, but it is possible to
transplant a mind; the mind of Christ. For that reason the text
challenges us: "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ
Thomas A. Edison remarked, "The chief purpose of the body is to
carry the brain around." It that is true, why is so much
emphasis put on the vehicle and so little on the cargo?
The brain is visible matter. The mind is invisible non-matter.
Your brain consists of between 40 and 50 ounces of grey matter,
approximately 80% of which is water. That leaves 10 ounces of
grey matter with which to think and reason.
If each of these grey cells were the size of a football, the
entire surface of the globe would be covered 27 feet deep with
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