Spiritual Warfare: Renewing Our Minds

Week 4 – Partnering With God In the Battle

June 30, 2024

Big Idea

God invites us to partner with him so that our minds can be renewed and transformed to be more like Christ.


1 Corinthians 15:56-58, Romans 12:1-2, 1 Corinthians 2:9-16, and Matthew 4:1-11


In our current series, we are delving deep into the heart of spiritual warfare to address a battlefield that often goes unnoticed: the battleground of our minds.

Opening Question

  • What’s your favorite summer activity or tradition? How have you made the most of the longer days of June?

Bible Discussion

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 15:56-58. How does the sting of death being sin and the power of sin being the law impact your understanding of salvation and grace? In what ways does the promise of eternal life in Christ give hope and encouragement in the face of trial and suffering?
  2. Romans 12:1-2 talks about being “transformed by the renewing of your mind.” What do you think that means? How can we actively participate in the process of renewing our minds?
  3. Read 1 Corinthians 2:9-16. What do you think it means to receive the Spirit from God? How does the Holy Spirit help us understand what God has freely given us? What else stands out to you in this passage?
  4. In Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus models what to do in the spiritual battle of our minds. What does he do? How can we implement this strategy in our own lives?

Life Application

  1. Share an example from your life where you had to choose between conforming to the world and being transformed by renewing your mind. How did that decision impact your spiritual growth and understanding of God’s Truth?
  2. Can you think of a time when you felt the Holy Spirit revealing something significant? How did you know you relied on God’s wisdom and not your own understanding?
  3. Share a time when you needed the support of others in the fight against the lies of the enemy. How was that helpful to you? Are there additional ways you can seek support and build your defenses against such attacks?
  4. What practical ways can you invite the Holy Spirit into your daily life? End in prayer, asking God to help you create more space to do this.