Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World – Part 1

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Sermon Notes
Scripture: Matthew 24:21-28
“Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World”
Part 1

Based on the book “Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World
By Craig Groeschel

What does toxic look like?

  1. Deception Infection: Telling ourselves the truth.
    • Sometimes we can’t see or recognize the truth. (Psalm 36:2-3)
    • We need ruthless self-examination. (Matthew 26:33,35)
    • We need to listen to those who rebuke us. (Proverbs 15:31-32)
    • We must respond with action. (James 1:22)
  2. Septic Thoughts: Overcoming our false beliefs.
    • All negative beliefs, thoughts, statements and lifestyles must go! (Proverbs 23:7)
    • Mind Games; will I let toxic thoughts direct me or God’s plan? (2 Corinthians 10:4)
    • Thought taste test: Gods thoughts only! (Philippians 4:7-8)
    • Mind Makeover: Following God’s plan. (Romans 12:2)
  3. Lethal Language: The power of life giving words; God’s Words.
    • Satan desires to shoot “Deadly Arrows”. (Psalm 64:3, Proverbs 23:7)
    • Talking out of both sides of your mouth. (Proverbs 12:18)
    • Take out the trash. (Proverbs 4:20, 23)
    • Choose life instead of Spiritual Death. (Joshua 24:14-15)
  4. Hazardous Waste: Uncovering hidden sins.
    • Stop hiding our sins: King David’s life. (Proverbs 28:13)
    • There is a day of reckoning and judgment. (Proverbs 3:12)
    • Confess to God and each other. (James 5:16)
    • Come clean before God, repent, accept forgiveness and start the journey of transformation.