LifePointe Christian Church
MIND WARS - Want to Make Better Decisions? Stop Lying to Yourself - Week 5
Speaker: Chris Delfs, Senior Pastor
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  • LifePointe Christian Church
    10291 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624, USA
    Thursday 8:30 AM, Thursday 9:45 AM, Thursday 11:00 AM
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Are you being honest with yourself?
Our confirmation bias can lead to bad decisions
Lack of honesty in our thinking leads to bad decisions and many regrets
Why are we so prone to self deception?
Jeremiah advised King Jehoiakim

Jeremiah warned King Jehoiakim

King Jehoiakim did the exact opposite of what Jeremiah told him to do

Jehoiakim’s son Jehoiachin became King
King Nebuchadnezzar appointed Zedekiah as King...

King Zedekiah refused to listen to the truth from Jeremiah and listened to bad/untrue advice from others (Jeremiah 27-28)

King Zedekiah put Jeremiah in a dry cistern (Jeremiah 38:6)

King Nebuchadnezzar defeated King Zedekiah, gouged out his eyes and took him to Babylon (Jeremiah 39)

Confirmation Bias:
Our tendency to look for information that supports what we already think or believe
The heart (lev or levav):
Also refers to our mind and thoughts as well
Make better decisions:
ADMIT THAT YOUR HEART CAN BE DECEPTIVE
ASK IF YOU ARE BEING HONEST WITH YOURSELF
We deceive ourselves to get what we want
Pay attention to the frontiers of our ignorance
Make better decisions: BE CURIOUS
We are on a confirmation quest and not a truth quest
The truth is liberating but dishonesty will imprison you
Am I really being honest with myself?
MISSED SOMETHING?
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