How To Control Your Thought Life
Find in God's Word please Philippians chapter 4. And in a few moments we're going to begin reading in verse 4. And what we have now is the second part of this morning's message--How to Control Your Thought Life. They put on cigarette packages that smoking may be hazardous to your health. And I want to tell you, dear friend, that wrong thinking can also be hazardous to your health. And so tonight we're going to have a check-up from the neck up. And we're going to find out if you have been guilty of bad thinking. And I want to give you a spiritual formula for dealing with the wrong kind of thoughts. Depression, self-pity, worry, fear, anger, and all of these many things.
Ha, you say, Preacher, what do you know about it anyway? I mean you've always had it easy all of your life. You've never had any problems, so how who are you to tell me about these things? Well, the truth of the matter is I want to tell what someone else said. His name was Paul. And what he wrote he wrote in a slimy hole called the Mamertine prison-as a sufferer and a prisoner for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Okay?
Now I want you to hear what the Apostle Paul had to say. And I begin in verse 4. Rejoice in the Lord always. Who said that? Paul. When did he say it? In prison. Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice you Jim for singing those great choruses tonight on joy and peace' like a river. Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing, that is, don't worry about a single thing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be known unto God. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Now, remember, we're talking about controlling your thought life.
The peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep--and ...
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