WHAT IS OUR ATTITUDE TOWARD THOSE WHO PREACH THE TRUTH?
Would we persecute them as the Jews did Paul and Stephen? Acts 7:54-59; 2 Corinthians 11:24,25.
By slander and ridicule or even bodily injury? Acts 16:19,20.
or by boycotting the services, and influencing others to do the same?
Do we glory in preachers? 1 Corinthians 1:12,13; 3:21.
Some attend services only if a favorite preacher is to speak.
Preachers are to be esteemed for their work's sake. Romans 10:15.
Do we try to get preachers that will tickle our itching ears? 2 Timothy 4:1-5.
WHAT IS OUR ATTITUDE TOWARD ERROR?
Do we tolerate it to keep peace and harmony in the congregation?
Do we disregard it thinking it will go away/ Jeremiah 6:14.
Do we encourage it by adding fuel to the flame? Proverbs 26:20-28..
Do we hate it? David said he hated every false way. Psalm 119:104.
Do we stand against it? Acts 15:2; Jude 3
WHAT IS OUR ATTITUDE TOWARD THOSE THAT TEACH SUCH ERROR?
Do we defend their teaching because we love the teacher?
They may be our friends or relatives, pious men. Galatians 2:11-21.
Do we in any way encourage or give them aid in their teaching of error? 2 John 9-11.
Do we give place to their teaching? Galatians 2:4,5.
Do we try to save them from their error? 2 Timothy 2:24-26; Jude 17-23.
Do we withdraw ourselves from those that will not change? Titus 3:10,11; Romans 16:17,18.
WHAT IS OUR ATTITUDE TOWARD SIN AND EVIL?
Do we love sin and the world? 1 John 2:15-17.
Do we abhor evil and cleave to that which is good? Romans 12:9.
Do we shun the very appearance of evil? 1 Thessalonians 5:22; James 4:4; Romans 12:1,2; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 7:1.
WHAT IS OUR ATTITUDE TOWARD THE WORK OF THE CHURCH?
Do we want to let someone else do it? Titus 3:1; James 4:17.
Do we want to do just as little as we can? Matthew 25:14-30.
Give just as little as we can? 2 Corinthians 9:6-8.
Are we willing to do as much as lieth in us to do? Romans 1:15.
WHAT IS OUR ATTITUDE TOWARD WORSHIP?
Are we careless and indifferent? Proverbs 10:4; 18:9.
Are we noisy, disorderly and irreverent in God's presence?
Do we attend just to miss going to hell or do we truly love to be with God's people?
Are we glad when they say come let us go up to the assembly? Psalm 122:1.
Is our worship in spirit and truth/ John 4:23,24.
Are we steadfast in our worship? Hebrews 10:25; Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 15:58.
What does your behavior tell others about your attitude?
Our attitude in these matters will determine our eternal destiny.
Why not have the right attitude toward God and obey Him today?
By Carey Scott from a sermon by Ron Lehde
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