Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving should mark us as Christians and it should be both spontaneous and intentional... how can it be both?

Luke 17:11-19
Acts 16:16-25
Psalms 92:1,69:30,95:2,100:4,107:1
John 6:11
Philippians 4:6
1 Timothy 2:1,4:3-4
Ephesians 5:4,5:20
Colossians 3:17,4:2
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Romans 1:21
Philippians 2:14-15,3:1,4:4
Acts 5:41

  • What! am I the soul to whom the Lord has revealed the infinite excellence of Jesus Christ, and yet shall I think such a little affliction to be so grievous to me, when I have had the sight of such glory in Christ as is worth more than ten thousand worlds? Jeremiah Burroughs The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

Sermon discussion topics for parents to use with their children:

  • What if God took away anything we failed to thank Him for?

  • Why is it right to give thanks to God?

  • Why is it good for us to be thankful?

  • Why and how is thanksgiving to be spontaneous?

  • Why and how is thanksgiving to be intentional?