The Spiritual Detox

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Pastor Joshua preaches on part 2 of “Think Holy”, specifically on how to be pure and pressing towards the mark of the high calling through the renewing of your mind.

1 Peter 1:16 New Living Translation
16 For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”


Genesis 1:27 New Living Translation
27 So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Principle: Christians are meant to DETOX from the old way of thinking.


Romans 12:2 New Living Translation
2 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…


Principle: God wants us to look at each other from a heavenly perspective.


1 Timothy 5:1-2 New Living Translation
1 Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers. 2 Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters.

Principle: Our Christian walk is a transition from corrupted to perfected.


Philippians 2:12 New Living Translation
12 …Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear.


Principle: Faith is not a static position in God.


Proverbs 24:16 New Living Translation
16 The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again…


Principle: The Christian walk is a journey for us to perfect our faith.


Philippians 2:12-13 New Living Translation
12 …Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. 13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.


Hebrews 12:1-2 New Living Translation
1…let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith…

Principle: The Christian walk is about perfecting our faith in partnership with The Holy Spirit.

Matthew 5:27-30 New Living Translation
27 “You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 So if your eye—even your good eye—causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your hand—even your stronger hand—causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.


Principle: It’s not enough to look Holy, we must be Holy.

Matthew 23:25-26 New Living Translation
25 “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy—full of greed and
self-indulgence! 26 You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.

Principle: We’re on a journey from corrupted thinking to perfected thinking.

John 14:26 New Living Translation
26 But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.

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