“Singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:19-20 (NLT)
“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT)
3 THINGS THAT KEEP US FROM BEING THANKFUL.
WHAT WE LEARN ABOUT THANKSGIVING FROM THE BIBLE
1. THANKSGIVING __________________________________________________________.
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.”Psalm 100:4 (NLT)
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1 (NIV)
“Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.” Romans 1:21 (NLT)
2. THANKSGIVING ___________________________________________________________.
Thanksgiving Should Include 3 Things:
1.) THE _________________________ OF LIFE.
2.) THE _________________________ OF LIFE.
3.) THE _________________________ OF LIFE.
3. THANKSGIVING IS ________________________________________________________.
Why Is Thanksgiving Expected?
1.) IT’S THE MARK OF A ____________________________ CHRISTIAN.
2.) IT’S A MARK OF A _______________________________ CHRISTIAN.
3.) IT’S A MARK OF A _______________________________ CHRISTIAN.
“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.”2 Corinthians 4:8-9, 16-18 (NIV)