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November 22, 2015 - Observing Thanksgiving - 1 Thessalonians 5:18

posted Dec 8, 2015, 5:48 AM by Grant Garber
Thanksgiving Day is the day we observe the National Holiday 

God would have us obtain and maintain an “a)tude of thanksgiving” that would be with us all year long. 1 Thess. 5:18. 
  1. The propriety of thanksgiving. 
    • Psalms 100 It’s proper because He is God. 
    • Psalm 95 It’s proper for all He is and what He has done. 
    • Psalm 50 It’s proper so that we may honor Him.
  2. The priority of thanksgiving. 
    • Neh. 11 & 12 Leadership in song. 
    • Lev. 7 Sacrifice over and above regular Temple practice
  3. The Prerequisite of thanksgiving. 
    • Psalm 25 Trust in God’s direction
    • Psalm 26 Faith in His unfailing love. 
    • Col. 2:6&7 Maintaining a desire to grow in Him. 
  4. Prayers of thanksgiving. 
    • 1 Tim. 4:4 Expressing thanks for God’s physical blessings. 
    • Phil. 4:6 Thankfulness with confidence. 
    • Col. 4:2 Thankfulness with watchful expectation
  5. Pleasure of thanksgiving. 
    • Psalm 69:29-32 In his distress David’s thanks pleases God. And we are glad and our hearts are li@ed because we can rely on Him. 
    • Psalm 69:6 An a)tude of thanksgiving toward God makes us aware of our need to live worthy of the name we bear. 
  6. Permanence of thanksgiving. 
    • Rev. 7:9-12 thanksgiving is everlasting in our eternity with God. 
Eternal Thanksgiving can begin today.

Jack Doyle | 1 Thessalonians 5:18