Real thanksgiving, biblical thanksgiving, according to this sermon, is greater and deeper than that feeling we get when everything is going our way. It is based not on our circumstances, but on God's sufficiency; not on our production, but on God's provision; not on our performance, but on God's providence.
It seems that at Thanksgiving we thank everyone, and so we should. According to this Thanksgiving sermon, we are right to thank the people that have contributed to our lives, we should consider our forefathers, and we should praise our family and friends. But let's not forget God. He is the source of all blessings.
As an introduction to a series on Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, this Thanksgiving sermon focuses on the importance of giving thanks in our lives. First, we are privileged to give thanks for the way God has called us into relationship with himself and with each other. Second, we are privileged to give thanks for five specific God-given gifts.
Thanksgiving is the overflow of our hearts when we come to see our desperate need and God's gracious deliverance. In this Thanksgiving sermon we learn three lessons from Namaan, whose thankgiving was a response to God's grace, a confession of God's glory, and a rejoicing in God rather than a repaying of him.
Thanksgiving season can be a tense time for us as we gather with our families. We come to the Thanksgiving table weighed down with the bad memories, disappointments and unmet needs that often plague family life. This Thankgiving sermon offers the perfect prescription for peace this holiday season based on Psalm 23.
Thanksgiving is more than a holiday that falls on the fourth Thursday of every November. It is meant to be a way of life for a child of God! This Thanksgiving sermon uses the language of technology to highlight three operating principles of thanksgiving and their practical applications.
Thankfulness is more than words. According to this Thanksgiving sermon, it is a positive mental attitude, focused on God and grateful for all the benefits that are ours as believers. It is a lifestyle rooted in the disposition of our hearts! Matthew Henry said 'Thanksgiving is good but thanks-living is better.'
What are you going to lose for Thanksgiving? This sermon isn't talking about pounds; it offers insight into three other "losses" which are to our benefit when it comes to Thanksgiving: Lose the calculator mentality, lose the mercenary mindset, and lose the isolationist attitude,
Taking its framework from psalm 66, this Thanksgiving sermon reflects on what it means for us to thank the Lord - even in dark times - for the past, the present, and the future.