Summary: contrasts between bad attitudes and the beatitudes of our Lord Jesus Christ

Examples of Bad Attitude

1. Bad Attitudes Self-righteous attitudes that say I am right and others are flat out wrong.

2. Taking credit for every good thing that happens

3. Prideful thinking Refusal to forgive others

4. Indifference to those who have experience adversity, tragedy or loss

5. Cold, callous, and calculating thinking that looks for a selfish advantage in every situation

6. Brazen indifference to the hurts of others

7. Tough and rough Apathetic

8. Complacency Hard hearted and uncaring Live and let live attitude that just takes life as it comes

9. Narrow minded thinking that is content to stay in the arena of what is familiar and comfortable

10. Fighters who are willing to pick a brawl at anytime about anything with anyone

11. Nit-pickers who are so eager to point out the exception to every rule

12. Vengeful who feel that they have to get even with anyone who does them wrong Those who have a persecution complex

13. Those who grow bitter and resentful

14. Those who are loath to thank others for help

15. Those who are so heavenly minded that they are of little earthly good

16. Trouble-making attitudes that are eager to get into a fight, a debate or a confrontation in order to prove their point

Christ’s Be-Attitudes

1. A realization that we all have sinned and fallen short of God’s standards of holiness

2. Giving credit to the Lord for power of His grace in working all things together for good

3. Humble thinking

4. Forgiving others as we have been forgiven by God

5. Caring, considerate and compassionate to those who have undergone great sorrow, adversity or loss

6. A mind given over to looking for how God’s will may be accomplished in every situation

7. Compassionate concern for the hurting and needy

8. Courageous and caring

9. Hungering and thirsting for God’s righteousness and His purposes to be accomplished

10. Diligently seeking after God’s purposes and results

11. Merciful, gentle and considerate

12. An attitude that is governed by the mind, will and emotions of Christ Jesus

13. Broad mindedness that is willing to learn new things from anyone at anytime in any situation

14. Gentle people who are able to overlook others faults and recognize that we all have logs in our own eyes

15. Macroscopic thinkers who are able to balance their thinking with the detailed concerns of others

16. Forgiving people who recognize that vengeance belongs only to the Lord.

17. He will repay Those who are happy to identify with Christ’s sufferings so that they may know Him better

18. Those who are able to become better through every trial, tribulation or adversity

19. Those who are constantly showing their appreciation for others’ service and contributions

20. Those who are setting their minds on things above so that they are able to handle every situation from an eternal perspective

21. Peace-makers that are willing to meet another at some point of collaboration so that both parties feel that their contribution was important

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