Righteous Thoughts Lead To Righteous Actions
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. Your mind has a LOT to do with your salvation (Matthew 22:37 and Mark 12:33).
1. Thinking caused the world to be destroyed (Genesis 6:5-7).
2. Make up your mind to obey (Ezra 7:10) or it won’t happen (II Chronicles 12:13-14).
B. Use the word of God to understand what thoughts are in you (Hebrews 4:12).
1. Look in the mirror, but do something about what you see (James 1:21-25).
2. Right action can help bring about right thoughts (Proverbs 16:3).
II. Body: Matthew 12:34-37 and Matthew 15:17-19
A. God connects what a person thinks to his or her identity and actions (Proverbs 23:6-7).
1. A righteous man has righteous thoughts (Proverbs 12:5).
2. A wicked man thoughts are an abomination (Proverbs 15:26).
B. There are things your mind has to be (these are a FEW)…
1. Ready minded (Acts 17:10-11).
2. Humble minded (Colossians 3:12).
3. Renewed in mind (Ephesians 4:23).
4. Like the minds of your brethren (Philippians 2:2).
5. Forward / ready minded (II Corinthians 9:1-2).
6. Lowliness of mind (Philippians 2:3-8).
7. Not soon shaken in mind (II Thessalonians 2:2).
8. Sound in mind (II Timothy 1:7).
9. A mind willing to suffer (I Peter 4:1-2).
10. Not double minded (James 1:8; 4:8).
11. Pure minds (II Peter 3:1).
C. Therefore, consider that if you took the mindsets God wants us to have and you thought on the right things (Philippians 4:8), you would be…
1. True (Ephesians 4:24).
2. Honorable (II Timothy 2:19-21).
3. Just (Proverbs 20:7).
4. Pure (James 1:26-27).
5. Acceptable; pleasing (Colossians 1:10).
6. Of a good report (Ecclesiastes 7:1).
7. Virtuous [moral goodness; Strong’s #703] (Psalms 106:3).
8. Praiseworthy (Proverbs 27:2).
III. Conclusion: Hear what David said to Solomon… I Chronicles 28:9
© 2014 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager