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  1. Attitudes Needed In Congregational Work Part IV • Attitudes Toward Our Work Don McClain 9/29/02

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  3. The right attitudes are ABSOLUTELY necessary... As we work together - Talent and Knowledge Alone Not enough!! Effects of our service to the LORD!! Don McClain 9/29/02

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  5. Our Attitudes Toward • God – • Ourselves – • Others – • Will be reflected in our attitudes toward our work and demonstrated in the way we go about doing our work Don McClain 9/29/02

  6. John 9:4 4“I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. Don McClain 9/29/02

  7. Eccl 12:13,14 13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. Don McClain 9/29/02

  8. Luke 17:10 "So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’" Don McClain 9/29/02

  9. Matthew 25:14-30 "15“And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; . . . 18“But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money. . . . 26“But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, Don McClain 9/29/02

  10. Matthew 25:14-30 . . . . . . . .29‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.30‘And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’’" Don McClain 9/29/02

  11. Phili 2:12-14 12Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. 14Do all things without complaining and disputing, Don McClain 9/29/02

  12. What Attitudes Are Reflected When One Is: • Talking During Worship – • Passing Notes – • Giggling - • Habitually Tardy – • Daydreaming - Don McClain 9/29/02

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  15. Edification – (Teaching) • Providing knowledge - • Providing Training – • Providing Confidence • Providing motivation - If our attitude is what it should be – we will be doing all we can to prepare ourselves for our work! Don McClain 9/29/02

  16. Psalm 100:2-4 2Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Don McClain 9/29/02

  17. 1 Timothy 1:12 12And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, Don McClain 9/29/02

  18. 1 Corinthians 15:9,10 9For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God whichwas with me. Don McClain 9/29/02

  19. Colossians 2:7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Don McClain 9/29/02

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  21. 2 Cor. 8:3,5 3For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, theywere freely willing, . . 5And not only as we had hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then to us by the will of God. Don McClain 9/29/02

  22. 2 Cor 9:7 7Solet each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. Don McClain 9/29/02

  23. Colossians 3:23 23And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, Don McClain 9/29/02

  24. Titus 2:14 14who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. Don McClain 9/29/02

  25. Jeremiah 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay. Don McClain 9/29/02

  26. Acts 4:20 "For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard." Don McClain 9/29/02

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  28. Let us: • Be, (become) serious about the Lord’s work! • Be thankful for the work that the Lord has given us to do – • Be eager to do the Lord’s work and let us approach it with enthusiasm! Don McClain 9/29/02

  29. Nehemiah 4:6 6So we built the wall, and the entire wall was joined together up to half its height, for the people had a mind to work. Don McClain 9/29/02

  30. Romans 12:8,11 8he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. . . . . . . . 11not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; Don McClain 9/29/02

  31. 2 Peter 1:5,10 5But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, . . . . 10Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; Don McClain 9/29/02

  32. Hebrews 6:11,12 11And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Don McClain 9/29/02

  33. Proverbs 18:9 9He who is slothful in his work Is a brother to him who is a great destroyer. Don McClain 9/29/02

  34. 1 Cor 9:26,27 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. Don McClain 9/29/02

  35. 1 Timothy 4:15,16 15Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. 16Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. Don McClain 9/29/02

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  37. Philippians 2:14 14Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, Don McClain 9/29/02

  38. Numbers 13:30,31 30Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” Don McClain 9/29/02

  39. Hebrews 10:24 24And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting oneanother, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Don McClain 9/29/02

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  41. John 4:34 34Jesus said to them,“My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. John 17:4 4“I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. Don McClain 9/29/02

  42. Hebrews 6:12 12that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Don McClain 9/29/02

  43. 1 Cor. 15:58 58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. Don McClain 9/29/02

  44. 2 Timothy 4:6-8 6For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. Don McClain 9/29/02

  45. An Understanding of The Seriousness of Our Work - • Gratitude For The Privilege Of Our Work... • Eagerness & Enthusiasm, • Industriousness, Diligence, Energy... • Initiative... • Positiveness... • Persistence... Don McClain 9/29/02

  46. Will improve our relation with God, ourselves, our brethren, and our work • Will make us "useful to the Master, prepared for every good work" - 2 Ti 2:21 Don McClain 9/29/02

  47. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Thomas Jefferson • For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. Harry F. Banks • It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome. William James • Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Anonymous Don McClain 9/29/02