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Ten Rules for Improving Attitudes in the Church


1. Tell yourself over and over since you are not perfect, you would not fit into a "perfect" congregation if one existed.

2. Instead of picking out the worldly members to point to, select the sincere, dedicated, spiritual members and thank God for them.

3. If you are old, treat the young with the consideration you desired as a young person. If you are young, treat adults with the respect you will want when you are mature.

4. When you are tempted to criticize others, be sure to pray earnestly for them first. This may not change them, but it will do wonders for your attitude.

5. When you see a work neglected, instead of being critical, offer to help.

6. Never blame others for your own failures. Every individual can be faithful to God in spite of the bad examples and discouraging attitudes of others.

7. Remind yourself every day that the only way you can improve the world or the Church is to begin with self.

8. Constantly look for the good qualities in each brother and sister in Christ; make a mental note of the good points each possesses.

9. Constantly strive to increase your circle of associates in the Church. Try to do something for each.

10. Every Church has problems. Constantly ask yourself, "Am I a part of the problem, a part of the solution, or merely a critical spectator?"

"...upon this rock I will build My church..." Matt.16:18

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