(notes on thankfulness from a sermon preached by a 2:9er to other young people).
How many times is the word thankful/ thanksgiving/ give thanks used in the Bible?114
- Big or small, we should be thankful.
1 Thessalonians 5 : 16- 18 AMPC
Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always); Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly]; Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].
> Be thankful always and for all circumstances and it’s apart of Gods will for us.
> Continue to show thanksgiving towards our God for all that he has done for you personally.
> Being thankful for where you are, what you have, and what you have come through (big or small).
> The magnitude shouldn’t determine the gratitude.
> It should not matter how great of the blessing something was/is, you should be thankful regardless.
> There’s going to be things that God has brought you through, brought you from , and brings you into that you’re going to be thankful for.
> What’s God got to do with it?
Psalms 107-1: being thankful for being saved.
> Be thankful that he saved us / sent his ONLY son so we could be FREE. We have EVER LASTING LIFE and were made righteous! - y’all if that’s not something to be thankful for, well then idk what to be thankful for. 🤷🏽♀️
Psalms 107 - 22: show some gratitude, don’t be rude.
> When you give God thanks you are showing gratitude for all that he’s done for you.
> How can we give thanks?
WAYS WE CAN GIVE THANKS
Obedience (actions) 1 Thess 5:18 “Gods will”
Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].
> Obedience is a living sacrifice of thanksgiving.
> Simultaneously using that same act of obedience to those in you’re life as well.
> That means your parents, grandparents, teachers, principals, deans.
Worship (songs) Psalms 100 - 4/5 AMP
> Joyful noise and thankfully worship him
Confessions (verbally) Psalms 119 -7/8
> Give thanks to him every morning
> God wouldn’t mention it, if it wasn’t important.
Posted on Wed, November 27, 2019
by Allie Givens