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The Lowdown on the High Road (4 of 6)
Series: Attitude for Altitude
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Ronald Reagan is one of my personal heroes. He was President for most of the 80s. Before that, he was Governor of California from 1967 to 1975. He shares a story about going to Mexico City, to give a speech. And the place was filled, and he gave his speech. And after he was done, there was very unenthusiastic applause. And Reagan sat down, and he was like, "Man, that really bombed." And he was kind of embarrassed. Here he is, and he's the Great Communicator, right? And he just bombed a speech, so he thought. And so he was kind of embarrassed. And then, the guy that got up next to him, the next speaker, he spoke in Spanish and, man, he was just knocking them dead. And everything he said, the people were just clapping and hooping and hollering. And Reagan thought, You know, what am I doing? I'm up here, and here I am feeling so embarrassed. And this guy is just knocking it out of the park, and I couldn't even get a hit. And he said, "I can't not clap because then that'll look like, you know, I'm sour grapes." And so he started clapping, longer and louder than the rest of the crowd to show that he was in it and he supported this guy. And, finally, somebody leaned over to Reagan and he said, "I wouldn't clap so much if I were you. That man's interpreting your speech!" (laughter). Wow!
We're in a series on attitudes. We're calling it "Attitude for Altitude." And today, we want to talk about the attitude that so many people forget about, the attitude that is so critical, but so forgotten, the attitude that the Bible says brings the grace of Almighty God. It's the attitude that Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, had. You say, „What attitude is that?" It's the attitude of humility. Jesus said, "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me. Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for ...
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