Bible Study

Attitudes - Chapel

Chapel – Attitudes

1 – I’ve been very pleased with the attitudes of this team thus far.
• Valuing the team over individualism
• Making sacrifices rather than demands
• Expressed on the field, between teammates, with coaches and even in the media

2 – This reminds me of Philippians 2:3-4 (read the text aloud).
• Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit.
o Don’t draw attention to yourself – deflect praise to others.
o Don’t take offense to trash talk or cheap shots – respect your team and the sport.
o Don’t overestimate your importance – there are other players ready to step into your spot.

3 – With humility of mind regard others as more important than yourself.
• Encourage teammates as they excel – humbly recognize the value of others.
• Encourage teammates as they fail – recognize their value to the team.
• Respect your teammates and the coaching staff.

4 – Don’t merely look to your own interests, but also for others.
• Rush to your teammates’ aid in threatening situations.
• Guard your teammates from foolish penalties (loss of control or retaliation).
• Watch out for your teammates off the field of competition as well. We are a team every day, all day.

5 – Your attitudes, individually and collectively, will be tested today.
• By adversity
• By success
• By praise
• By foolish people
• Pass the tests by doing nothing from selfishness or empty conceit.
• Pass the test by humbly considering others as more important than yourself.
• Pass the test by looking to the interests of others and not simply your own.

This resource provided by Roger D. Lipe

Bible Reference: 
Philippians 2