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Health Check: How’s your Mind?

Health Check
How’s Your Mind?
Peter Piñon


Romans 12:1-2 “1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 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.”

Main Point: Transformation happens when you’re connected.

Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”

When we are connected to God…

  1. Transformation is POSSIBLE

Romans 12:2a “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

2. Transformation is a PROCESS

Romans 12:2 “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.”

Step one: IDENTIFY your thought patterns
Step two: EVALUATE with God’s Word and God’s Will
Step three: RENEW your mind to rewire your brain

3. Transformation is about PROGRESS

Health Check: How’s your Mouth?

Health Check
Part 3
How’s your Mouth?
The Power of Words

Proverbs18:21a NKJV
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”

1. Words can HURT

Psalm 64:3 NLT
“They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their bitter words like arrows."

Proverbs 15:1 NLT
“A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.”

Proverbs 18:8 NLT
“Rumors are dainty morsels that sink deep into one’s heart.”

Psalm 52:2 NLT
“All day long you plot destruction. Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor; you’re an expert at telling lies.”

  1. CRITICAL words
  2. CONDESCENDING words
  3. CONTENTIOUS words
  4. CARELESS words

2. Words can HELP

Proverbs 10:32 NLT
“The lips of the godly speak helpful words, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words.”

Ephesians 4:29 NLT
“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.”

  1. COMPLIMENTING words
  2. CONFIRMING words
  3. CULTIVATING words
  4. CHALLENGING words

3. Words can HEAL

Proverbs 10:11 NLT
“the words of the godly are a life-giving fountain; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.”

Proverbs 12:18 NLT
“Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.”

Proverbs 12:25b NLT
“an encouraging word cheers a person up.”

  1. COMFORTING words
  2. COMMENDING words
  3. CONSISTENT words

Our words have the POWER to build someone up or tear someone down.


Health Check: How’s your Vision?

Health Check
How’s your Vision?


What causes us to lose focus?


1. Get tired


2. Get comfortable


3. Get discouraged


Mark 10:46-52 “As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus&rdquoWinking, was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.
51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.
The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

4 things to get our vision back…

1. Show up

Mark 10:46 “As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus… was sitting by the roadside begging.”


Matthew 18:20 “ For where two or three gather in my name, there am I AM WITH THEM.”


2. Call out

verse 46 “a blind man, Bartimaeus… was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, HE BEGAN TO SHOUT “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Mark 10:48 “Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”


Mark 10:51 Jesus said… “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”


James 4:2 “you do not have because YOU DO NOT ASK…”


3. Let go


Mark 10:49-50 “Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 THROWING HIS CLOAK ASIDE, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.



4. Follow close

Mark 10:51-52 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” 52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.”


Psalm 37:23 TPV "The steps of the God-pursuing ones follow firmly in the footsteps of the Lord, and God delights in every step they take to follow him.”

Health Check: How's Your Heart?

Health Check
How’s Your Heart?


Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else guard your heart for it is the well spring of life”


Luke 6:45 “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.”


Matthew 13:3-9 “Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”


“The product of your life will be determined by the posture of your heart”


In fact Jesus says there are 4 different kinds of hearts…

1. The hard heart



2. The shallow heart


Matthew 13:20 “And what is the seed that fell on rocky ground? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching and quickly accepts it with joy. 21 But he does not let the teaching go deep into his life, so he keeps it only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the teaching he accepted, he quickly gives up.”



3. The distracted heart

Matthew 13:22 “And what is the seed that fell among the thorny weeds? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching but lets worries about this life and the temptation of wealth stop that teaching from growing. So the teaching does not produce fruit in that person’s life.


4. The receptive heart
Matthew 13:23 “But what is the seed that fell on the good ground? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching and understands it. That person grows and produces fruit, sometimes a hundred times more, sometimes sixty times more, and sometimes thirty times more.”


So how do we posture our hearts?


1. Posture yourself in humility


James 1:19-20 “ My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.”

2. Position yourself for accountability


3. Submit yourself to authority