Sermon quotes on the mind

Daniel Amen

Don’t believe everything you hear – even in your own mind.

Mark Batterson

Neuroimaging has shown that as we age, our cognitive center of gravity shifts from the imaginative right brain to the logical left brain. At some point, most of us top living out of imagination and start living out of memory. That’s the day we stop creating the future and start repeating the past. That’s the day we stop living by faith and start living by logic.

If: Trading Your If only Regrets for God’s What if Possibilities, Baker Books.


Jerry Bridges

God’s Word must be so strongly fixed in our minds that it becomes the dominant influence in our thoughts, our attitudes, and our actions. One of the most effective ways of influencing our minds is through memorizing Scripture. David said, “I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You” (Psm. 119:11).”


John Bunyan

If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a glass slipper on a gouty foot.

Robertson Davies

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.



Benjamin Franklin

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.


William James

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

John Milton

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.

John Henry Newman

We must make up our minds to be ignorant of much, if we would know anything.


R.C. Sproul

The word of God can be in the mind without being in the heart, but it cannot be in the heart without first being in the mind.



Mark Twain

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.


Warren Wiersbe

“Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things. Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory.

Alan Bloom

Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even especially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of alternative thoughts. The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity, but the one that removes awareness of other possibilities.

Walter J. Ong

Technologies are not mere exterior aids but also interior transformations of consciousness, and never more than when they affect the word.

Orality and Literacy, Routledge.

Thomas Kelly

The mind is an instrument of staggering potential, but its potential is not measured by IQ or academic degrees.

A Testament of Devotion, Harper

Timothy R. Jennings

The battlefield on which the war between Christ and Satan is fought is the mind.

 Taken from The God-Shaped Brain by Timothy R. Jennings. ©2017 by Timothy R. Jennings.  Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove  IL  60515-1426. www.ivpress.com

Timothy R. Jennings

The human brain is truly the most sophisticated, elegant, biological piece of machinery ever known.

Taken from The God-Shaped Brain by Timothy R. Jennings. ©2017 by Timothy R. Jennings.  Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove  IL  60515-1426. www.ivpress.com.

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The human mind is like a TV set. When it goes blank, it’s a good idea to turn off the sound.

Giovanni Frazzetto

Emotions make our minds speak to each other. They are the most faithful reproduction of our inner worlds, broadcast externally in the expression of our faces.

Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love, Penguin Publishing Group, 2014, p.11

Tony Reinke

The mind is not merely a computer for data processing; it’s the faculty for seeing.

Taken from Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke, © 2019, p.15. Used by permission of Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, IL 60187, www.crossway.org.

Robert Oxton Bolt

A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.

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