Left-overs: on Thanksgiving!! (1 Timothy 4:4, Colossians 2:6-7, Romans 8:26-28, Psalm 103:2-5, Psalm 100:3-5, Psalm 63:3-5, Hebrews 12:28, Colossians 3:15)Jack Graham, 11/20/2016
Part of the Holidays & Observances series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Thanksgiving with me and my Daddy; eating left-overs. When I think on those days I remember Paul writings to Timothy (I Timothy 4: 4, NLT); "Everything God made is good, and is meant to be gratefully used not despised." (Phillips N. T.)
Colossians 2: 6-7 (NLT): The KJV reads "abounding in thanksgiving."
QUOTES ON GRATITUDE:
1. Gratitude is a thermometer that indicates the state of your spiritual
2. Gratitude is a medicine that promotes spiritual health.
3. There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.
The question we all must answer is, "Do I have an over-flowing gratitude for God's mercy and grace and love."
Romans 8: 26-28 (NLT). "The meaning is that God causes all things to
work together for good; for things—that is circumstances—do not work together for." Perry Bridges)
Psalm 103: 2-5 (NLT). "The One who fills your life with blessings" (GNT)
Psalm 100: 3-5 (NLT) "Praise Him, Praise Him, Jesus our blessed
Psalm 63: 3-5 Hebrews 12: 28 (NLT) There are two levels of gratitude, let's call them lower and upper.
1. Lower: This is where most Christians dwell.
2. Upper: The higher level involves giving thanks to God for all things,
the good and the bad.
Corrie ten Boom:
CLOSING: Paul always encourages us to be thankful (full of gratitude).
Colossians 3: 15
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