Several people asked this morning for a copy of the Swindoll quote on ATTITUDE that I shared in my a.m. message, and also people asked for the 'fragrance' verses that I used but that didn't make it into the outline hand-out. (Carla writes the outlines for the bulletin inserts on Wednesday from whatever draft of the message I have done by then. Sometimes the message changes a little between Wednesday and Sunday. Usually the outline doesn't change, but the supporting verses sometimes do.)
As you requested...
Charles Swindoll: "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, or a home. The remarkable thing is that we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace. We cannot change our past. Nor can we change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you—we are in charge of our attitudes."
Fragrance Verses: 2 Corinthians 2:14-15 NKJ Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.
Pastor Noel Dear