Media & Speech: The Battle for Our Thoughts

Proclaim that God is alive and active in our world today.
The Battle for Our Thoughts

Blessing, Life & Hope vs. Cursing, Death & Despair

Key Verse14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:14-16)

  • What is in the news
  • Initial reaction to current events
  • Social agendas

  • Popular opinion
  • Mood of the culture
  • Arts, spending and accountability
Key to the Kingdom – God is living

  • Proclaim that God is alive and active in our world today.
  • Communicate His wonders and praise Him.
  • Proclaim truth.  Thank and praise God.
Satan’s Attacks

  • Proclaim lies and encourage evil.
  • Hide good news and God’s judgments on evil
  • Teach us to lie, intimidate, pout, boast, curse and deceive.
Victory in Christ

  • Proclaim the Good News of what God has done and is doing.
  • Expose the darkness and praise loving deeds.
  • Be a source of blessing and good deeds.
Knowing God should change the way we speak and what we talk about.

  • For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. (II Corinthians 10:4-5)
  • Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit. (Psalm 34:13)
  • Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things. (Philippians 4:8)
  • “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. 29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. 31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.” (Luke 6:27-31)

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