SERVING GOD WITH THE PROPER ATTITUDE
                                                  2 Chronicles 25:1-2, 7-8 (368)


          A.  Questions:

          B.  Don’t we know that our service to the Lord must be with a loyal heart?

          C.  The proper attitude for service to God.

      I.  We should be grateful for the privilege of serving the “Great I Am.”

           A.  The apostle Paul is an example.  1 Timothy 1:12-17 (876)

           B.  When we consider the sins of which God has forgiven us, shouldn’t we be
                 privileged to serve God?

     II.  We should also have a heart to work.

           A.  Nehemiah led the effort to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem, and he and his
                 helpers demonstrated a heart to work.  Nehemiah 2:17-18 (389); Neh. 4:1-6

           B.  We’ll face difficulties as involve ourselves in the work of God, but we can overcome

    III.  We should have a welling attitude to obey God.

           A.  Note  Paul’s encouragement to Timothy.  1 Timothy 4:14-16 (877)

           B.  Let’s not neglect our God given abilities.

    IV. We should have a persistent attitude as we serve God.

           A.  Paul possessed this attitude.  Philippians 3:12-15 (868); 2 Timothy 4:6-8 (880)

           B.  Illustrations: Duke of Wellington said, ________________________________.
                 The Chinese bamboo tree:


           A.  Questions:
           B.  Galatians 5:22-23 (862).  Fruit of the Spirit.
           C.  Invitation