THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RIGHT ATTITUDES TOWARD GOD AND SELF
A. William James who was labelled by some as the Father of American Psychology said,
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by
altering his attitudes.”
B. Our Lord said in Matthew 15:19 __________________________________________.
1. The heart regulates the life.
C. If we decided to enrich our worship and service to God, is there anything that you
would need to change about your attitudes?
D. Let’s consider what our attitudes toward God and self should be to ascertain if we
need to change.
I. Attitudes toward God.
A. Be reminded that God is sovereign (supreme ruler). 1 Chronicles 29:10-14 (349)
1. King David said that God was:
B. We should be thankful to God because of who He is. VV13-14
C. We must have the right kind of love for God. Matthew 22:35-38 (723)
1. With the heart, soul and mind.
2. More than anybody. Matthew 10:34-38 (711)
II. Attitudes toward self.
A. We must have a humble attitude.
B. We must understand that we are sinners. Two types: lost sinners and saved sinners.
Romans 3:23 (831); Luke 18:10-14 (770)
C. We must have an obedient heart. 1 John 5:2-3 (902); 1 John 2:3-5; 1 John 1:7
A. William James’ statement _______________________________________________
B. Question. Psalm 139:23-24 (483)