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Fix Your Thoughts

Summer at One Hope
Scott Bledsoe
July 1, 2018
(Philippians 4:8 NLT) And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
(Romans 12:2 NLT) Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
1. You have come to a celebration, not an obligation.
(Hebrews 12:22 NLT) No, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering.
2. You are now a firstborn of God.
(Hebrews 12:23 NLT) You have come to the assembly of God’s firstborn children, whose names are written in heaven.
3. You only need to satisfy God.
(Hebrews 12:23 NLT) You have come to God himself, who is the judge over all things.
4. The best is always ahead of you.
(Hebrews 12:23) You have come to the spirits of the righteous ones in heaven who have now been made perfect.
5. You have come to Jesus.
(Hebrews 12:24 NLT) You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks of forgiveness instead of crying out for vengeance like the blood of Abel.