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The Altitude Of Our Attitude

Ruth 1:19-22 Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so [is] he: Eat and
drink, saith he to thee; but his heart [is] not with thee. (KJV)

Introduction Nehemiah 4:6 So we built the wall. And all the wall was joined
together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.
Naomi came back home with a different attitude about life and God.
She allowed circumstances to make her bitter. Romans 8:36 As it is written, "For your sake we are being killed all
the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."
-The name Naomi means “pleasant” The name Mara means “Bitter” Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors
through him who loved us.
Christians should have a good attitude about life and God,
unfortunately too many of us either need to change the altitude of our Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is
attitude or change our names. honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is
Three things are necessary for us to have a good attitude about life anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
and God.
Right Viewpoint
Right Mindset God sent a harvest and Naomi was too busy looking at the bad things
that had happened in her life to see the blessings in front of her.
Act 7:54 Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and
they ground their teeth at him.
Act 7:55 But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw Philippians 3:13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my
the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining
Act 7:56 And he said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son forward to what lies ahead,
of Man standing at the right hand of God." Philippiansl 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the
Act 7:57 But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
and rushed together at him.
Act 7:58 Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the Right Faith
witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named
Saul. Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the
Act 7:59 And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, "Lord conviction of things not seen.
Jesus, receive my spirit."
Act 7:60 And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean
"Lord, do not hold this sin against them." And when he had said this, on your own understanding. How to have Eternal Life
he fell asleep.
Jeremiah 17:7 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose

The Altitude
trust is the LORD.

Isaiah 26:4 Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD God is an
everlasting rock.

1Peter 3:15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always

of Our
being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a
reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and
respect,
Closing

Attitude
What is the altitude of our attitude?

If you have grown bitter at life today come today and repent.

How to have eternal life

Romans 10:10-13 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and

Ruth 1:19-22
with the mouth one confesses and is saved For the Scripture says,
"Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame." For there is
no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of
all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For everyone who
calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

all scriptures taken from the English Standard Version (ESV)

February 27,
2011