The Attitude of the Church

Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose . . . Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:2-5 MAKE JESUS CENTRAL. The chief project of life is cultivating closeness with Jesus.

An Attitude of Gratitude

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 The reason. Because God is worthy of praise, we can daily acknowledge that …

Get an Attitude of Gratitude

Do all things without grumbling or disputing. Philippians 2:14 Stop finding fault. We live in a culture that has exalted fault finding to virtue status. It’s easy to grumble – “to murmur or mutter in discontent; complain sullenly”* – but grumbling or complaining doesn’t improve anything.

Attitude

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8 We have been given the opportunity to choose our attitude in life. The bad report wants …

Attitudes for Effective Living

Key Bible verses: Psalm 119:59; Luke 6 Here’s a Scripture-packed exhortation to consider our ways and be watchful concerning the direction of our lives. Pastor Jeff Perry highlights biblical attitudes that are essential to being an authentic Christian, and he calls us to right thinking, frequent mid-course corrections, and hearts that are responsive to God and faithful to His ways.

Run Your Race

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1 NKJV 1. LAY IT DOWN. Every day, minute by minute, we can …

God’s Pattern for Prayer

1. Start With Praise. “Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name” (Matthew 6:9). There are pools of wisdom and resource found in the presence of God. When you go to God, start out with praise first and focus on God before going into your petitions.

A Life of Favor

God’s Favor. In the family of God there is no favoritism. Favoritism creates elitism, promotes jealousy, and produces an attitude of entitlement. But God’s favor overturns and eliminates those weird things. When you know you have favor with God, you are able to stand tall and step up to the challenges of life. For there …

Life-Giving Words

The heart of the wise instructs his mouth and adds persuasiveness to his lips. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:23-24 Your words have power. In every situation, you can bring peace or you can contribute to the storm. Before you speak, ask yourself these questions: …