Think Hard on Your Way to Heaven

1 Peter 4:7

Sexuality, worldliness, Netflix, and all kinds of distractions compete every day for our thoughts. In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that we cannot give our minds over to the enemy, we must think hard to the glory of God.

Principle for Bible Reading

Word Searches

Word searches are important for deep study of the Bible. To conduct one, search for a particular word throughout the Bible to help clarify meaning and make connections to other Scriptures.

A concordance makes these searches easy as they list words and where each is used in the Bible. Beyond this you can usually search Bible apps or online texts for instances of where specific words are found throughout the Bible.

Study Questions

  1. How do you think about thinking in the Christian life? Is it necessary? Dangerous?
  2. Where else does Peter mention sober-mindedness in 1 Peter? What can we learn about the full use of the mind in these passages?
  3. What sin, distractions, or ungodly influences hinder you loving God with all of your mind?