Love Your God With All Your Mind

2012 Ligonier Conference


In this 36 minute session from the 2012 Ligonier Conference, Dr. R.C. Sproul, the chairman of Ligonier Ministries and voice of the Renewing Your Mind radio broadcast, describes the difference between the Christian mind's ability to love God and the unregenerate mind's aversion to God. Romans 1 teaches that the unregenerate mind chooses not to honor God, and is thus affected with futile thoughts and a senseless heart.

As you watch this session, take notes and write down thoughts about how this session can impact your role.




Read Romans 1:19–25, 28. What can be known about God is plain to see, and many do not see God because they choose not to. Atheism is a moral problem that has been cleverly disguised as an intellectual problem.


Have you been amazed the inability of some smart people to see God? Who are some people you know or public figures that have shocked you by not seeing God? Why is there situation or lack of belief hard to accept?
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Verse 28 says that God gives some people over to a reprobate mind, and Dr. Sproul said this is a horrible judgment and a terrible thing. Why is this such a severe state?
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Johnathon Edwards said that seeking after God is no business of the pagan, but it is the main business of the Christian. We seek God and love God by getting to know God.


How do you diligently seek after the knowledge of God? What are your main sources for learning the character of God? How has learning these things increased your love for Him? How do you need to grow in this area?
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Read John 14:15-17. How does our mind make a connection between our obedience to God and our love for God?
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Based on what you have learned in this post today, what change do you need to make in the way you engage the world? What change should your church make?
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How might your church be more careful about the way you engage your minds in worship?
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To love with the mind means to hold in high esteem - to think about God with reverence and adoration. The more we know God, the more we will love Him, worship Him, and, finally, obey Him.



If you are interested in learning more about R.C. Sproul's Ligonier Ministries, visit their website at ligonier.org

Dr. Sproul referenced a previous message from this conference, given by Albert Mohler. If you would like to view that post, click here.