Posts Tagged ‘thoughts’
How do we take every thought captive?
Question: Hello Mr. Hamilton, It’s me again. I hope you have been doing well, and thank you by the way for your previous response. There’s a question that’s been on my mind for a while now that I’d like to ask. Does the idea of “taking every thought captive to God”, or “thinking upon things…Read More
It seems impossible to perfectly control your thoughts!
Question: I suffer from OCD, anxiety, and Asperger’s (on the autism spectrum), basically it’s a high-functioning autism. I have been struggling with this issue for years. As soon as I read the verse about the unpardonable sin, I became obsessed with it. There have been times when this obsession is not as strong as it…Read More
Am I sinning if I’m cursing in my thoughts?
Question: My boyfriend was just baptized and he’s been struggling. He has a little bit of anxiety. He’s been trying to work on his cursing. he’s doing great. But he asked me a difficult question. He asked, “Am I still sinning if I keep the cuss words in my brain?” I said that I wasn’t…Read More
Changing My Mind
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Changing-My-Mind.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Matthew 7:15-20 I. Solomon observed about the miser that it wasn’t the man’s words or his actions that made him a miser, but his thoughts – Proverbs 23:6-7 A. People too often say things that they don’t mean B. Given motivation, they may do things that they would rather not do…Read More
How do I battle temptation?
Question: Good Day! I have been a patron and a reader of your website for about a few months now, and I have found your answers to be good and your knowledge of the Bible is great. I have to say, your website has been a great deal of help to me, in which I…Read More
The Verse that Will Change Your Life
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/The-Verse-that-Will-Change-Your-Life.mp3 by Wilson Adams Faith Over FearRead More
I’m struggling with my thoughts
Question: Hey, I’m struggling with my thoughts. Satan puts sinful thoughts in my mind, then I feel like I have sinned and begin to worry about those thoughts. I worry a lot about everything. I know I haven’t sinned because I do not accept them, and I do not even want them there, but it…Read More
Can you pray in your mind or with your head covered?
Question: Dear Jeffrey, I have a couple of questions about prayer. Is it OK to pray in your mind if you are someplace where it is not convenient to do so by speaking the words? Is it wrong to pray with a cap on your head (if you are a man)? Answer: When dedicating the…Read More
I feel like I’m supposed to marry this guy, but I don’t want to
Question: Hello. I am a girl who has been having anxieties and no freedom in my mind. There is a guy at church who I don’t want to marry, but it seems like he likes me and I don’t. I am not attracted to him at all. It’s been a battle in me where I…Read More
What does the Bible mean by “My sons, think only of what is holy, what is honorable” etc.?
Question: What does the Bible mean by “My sons, think only of what is holy, what is honorable,” etc.? Answer: Jesus taught, “The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness”…Read More