The Right Attitude
This last day of 2017 is a DAY of HEALING, and we look with HOPE for the YEAR AHEAD. We don’t want the past year to define the one ahead in regard to our personal life, family, nor church family. Let’s begin the New Year 2018 with the RIGHT ATTITUDE!
The RIGHT ATTITUDE toward the PAST YEAR and YEAR AHEAD
- Phil. 3:7-16
- Attitude affects:
- Questions to ask yourself about the past year
- Questions to ask yourself about the year ahead
The RIGHT ATTITUDE toward SIN
- Arm yourselves (like warriors, soldiers bent on victory) 1 Peter 4:1-11.
- Be “done with intentional sin” (v. 1)
- Enjoy being in the will of God (v. 2)
- Live a separated life—not running with the world (v. 4)
The RIGHT ATTITUDE toward the LOST
- The end is near—Do we really act and live like it is true? (v. 7)
- God is the final and only Judge
- Be clear minded (sound mind, self-controlled)
The RIGHT ATTITUDE toward CHRIST
- Be ready to give an account (v. 5)
The RIGHT ATTITUDE toward the SAINTS
- Offer hospitality (v. 4)
- Use your natural and spiritual gifts to serve others (v. 10)
- So that in all things God is praised (v. 11)
The RIGHT ATTITUDE for CHURCH UNITY
- Make every effort to keep the “unity of the Spirit”
Questions for Study and Discussion
- What specific healing needs to happen in your life? Ask the Lord for this healing (Ps. 103:1-5). In the year ahead what attitude(s) need to be changed in your life (Phil. 2:5)? For example, who can you trust to help you stay accountable regarding your attitude?
- Pray through the hopes you have for the Central Church family for 2018.
- Name specific sins that have been controlling your life and seek God’s help through the Spirit (I John 1:9).
- Read 1 Peter 4:1-11. Utilize various translations. What new insights do you have?