010514 Sermon: Right Attitude For The New Year

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Pastor Doms Pacolor's Sunday Sermon last January 5, 2014 at Community of Praise-Paranaque.

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010514 Sermon: Right Attitude For The New Year

  1. 1. RIGHT ATTITUDE FOR THE NEW YEAR
  2. 2. Each of us is in a different situation right now. Some are in complex situation Some may have lost a few battles along the way Some are experiencing good things from God
  3. 3. Whatever challenges you are facing, Today is a New Day!
  4. 4. Your attitude determines your altitude
  5. 5. Isaiah 43:18-19 18 "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
  6. 6. I. JESUS FIRST ATTITUDE  Stay in the will of God  JESUS FIRST: It’s not just a saying/expression It’s not about doing religious duties It’s not living a perfect kind of life
  7. 7. I. JESUS FIRST ATTITUDE  It’s a life in Jesus as manifested in life, character, and service.  It’s all about Jesus in all areas of life!  Having a Jesus First Attitude will usher people to Christ
  8. 8. Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
  9. 9. Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
  10. 10. II. LIVE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY  Giving is a Biblical principle for our benefit.  God is a generous God.  God created us to be a giver.  A generous man will be blessed.
  11. 11. II. LIVE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY  Giving leads to fruitfulness.  Generous people are joyful people.  There are different ways to give.
  12. 12. Acts 20:35b 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
  13. 13. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
  14. 14. Romans 8:31-32 31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
  15. 15. Genesis 12:2-3 2 "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."
  16. 16. Proverbs 22:9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
  17. 17. Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
  18. 18. Malachi 3:10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.
  19. 19. Ezekiel 36:25-27 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
  20. 20. III. LIVE WITH ENTHUSIASM  Being happy about life and what God has ordained for us.  It is believing for more good things in the days ahead.  Being grateful to God for what He has done to us.
  21. 21. Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
  22. 22. It is from two Greek words: En Theos – meaning: “Inspired by God”
  23. 23. Romans 12:10-11 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
  24. 24. A. Don’t just go through the motions in life  Have some enthusiasm  Choose to be happy. Live with excellence and integrity.  Live to inspire others.
  25. 25. B. Don’t take for granted God’s greatest gift to you Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  26. 26. C. Increase your faith. It’s our faith that activates the power of God. Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
  27. 27. D. Have a willing heart  Take initiative to do what God asked you to do
  28. 28. Isaiah 1:19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land;
  29. 29. 2 Corinthians 8:17 For Titus not only welcomed our appeal, but he is coming to you with much enthusiasm and on his own initiative.
  30. 30. MAKE A DIFFERENCE! JESUS FIRST! GIVE GENEROUSLY!

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