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May 17th 2009

...Think on these things.

Philippians 4:8

Your ability to succeed in life often comes down to a single choice:

how you react to what has been done to you in the past, or is being
done to you right now. Dr Viktor Frank endured the Holocaust by this
principle. The Nazis killed his family, placed him in a concentration
camp, starved and beat him. When the war ended Frank was neither
broken nor bitter. When asked how he endured such treatment with a
positive outlook he said, 'Everything can be taken from a man but one
thing: the last of human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any
given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.' Listen to the
attitude God's Word calls us to adopt: 'I'd say you'll do best by filling
your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic,
compelling, gracious; the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the
ugly; things to praise, not things to curse' (Philippians 4:8) Every day
you choose the clothes you wear, the food you eat, and the attitude
you adopt. And there are only two kinds of attitudes; good ones and
bad ones. A good attitude is the one the Psalmist adopted when he
woke up each morning:
'This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in
it' (Psalms 118:24).
Make that your attitude too!
Pastor Shane & Glenda Whitbourn
Dwayne & Cynthia Alexander
Julian Gollash Ph: 0413 771 390 Services @ 10am
Fawthrop Community Centre Hood St, Portland
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during the
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Fellowship Meal
Primary School

If you are visiting with us this morning, Welcome!

Please stay after the service and enjoy a cuppa and chat with us.
Now Saturday 6th June
Due to a lack of interest, we have postponed
the fellowship meal date to 6th June.
If you would like to host a few families in your
home for either lunch or tea that day, or would
Sermons on mp3 like to attend one of the meals,
Morning Tea please phone Cynthia Alexander: 0400 231 019
See Dean Brinkley after the
service to copy this
So she can begin planning.
Today: Victoria’s Team
morning’s message It’s a great way to get to know people!!
May 23: Cynthia’s team
straight to your
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Today : Kris
May 23: Lesley
Combined Service
Sunday 31st May @ 6pm
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