We are pleased to present the sermons of Dr. James Merritt, one of America’s great expository preachers. For more than 40 years, Dr. Merritt has preached God’s Word through the local church he pastors, as well as through Touching Lives weekly television broadcasts. 

Dr. Merritt’s messages are available here via digital download, along with outlines, note pages, PowerPoint slides and other resources. These resources are available for preachers and Bible teachers to use in touching a lost world with the timeless message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, 4:4, 11:3, Proverbs 23:7, Colossians 1:21, 3:2, Romans 8:6, Ephesians 4:23

Whoever or whatever controls your mind also controls your life. There is a battle that starts the moment you reach the point where you can begin to think on your own. Once the battle starts, it is never over until you take your last thought or your last breath. It is the battle for mind-control. Your mind is like a castle, a stronghold or like a fort. It is constantly under attack. Both the devil and this world have targeted your mind as the bulls-eye in this battle. Why the mind? The answer is very simple. Whatever controls your mind controls you.

In this message, Dr. Merritt explains how the mind unlocks the key to your heart, your hands and to your habits. What we’ve got to do is not only learn with our mind, but we’ve got to learn about our mind. We’ve got to always make sure that our mind is controlled by the right force.

"Every moment of your life, 24-7, you can never let your guard down. You can never relax in this battle. There are no time-outs. Remember, your mind is the line of scrimmage and whoever controls the line of scrimmage controls the game. Whoever controls your mind, at any given moment, controls every part of your life. That is why every day you’ve got to have a plan in place to make sure that you direct your mind in all things. That you make up your mind, ahead of time, where your mind can go and where it can’t go, where it can stay and where it can’t stay and where it can live and where it cannot live." --Dr. Merritt

Keywords: mind, thoughts, thinking, control, game, exception, battle, Apostle Paul, enemy, media, television, sex, sexual activity, music, movies, adultery, trust, Woodrow Wilson, surrender, Spirit, freeze to death, Nick, boxcar, refrigeration

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