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The Secret Of Victorious Living (4 of 15)
Series: Studies In Philippians
Dr. Stan Coffey
I want to speak today on a message entitled "The Secret Of Victorious Living." In just a moment I want us to begin by reading in Philippians 2:4. The psychologist tells us and the Bible bears it out that attitude is more important than fact. Now you can alter your life if you alter your attitude, if you alter your mindset, if you alter the way you think and they way you look at life. A pessimist looks at a glass and says it is half empty; an optimist looks at a glass and says it is half full. A pessimist says I will believe it when I see it and an optimist says I'll see it when I believe it. And it is all in the difference in your mental attitude. When an optimist wears out his shoes, he just figures he is back on his feet and keeps going for the glory of God. And I have found that Christians who have an attitude of victory, who have an attitude of joy, who have an attitude of service for others, those Christians are victorious; those Christians are filled with the Spirit. Churches that have an attitude of victory, who think victory, who constantly magnify what God is doing, are churches that are moving and growing and glowing for the Lord Jesus Christ. And churches that have an attitude of being down and defeated are down and defeated and they are discouraged. I have found that Christians who are miserable are usually miserable Christians. And there problem is found right here in Philippians 2:4.
Philippians 2:4-11 "Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. ...
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