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Reasons for Thanksgiving

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Sermon shared by Dr. C. David White

November 1997
Summary: Anyone who can’t find a reason to be thankful to God is not paying attention!
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
Thanksgiving

PSA 50:23 He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God."
PSA 100:4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.
PHIL 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
1 THESS 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
EPH 5:20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
PSA 106:47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from the nations (USA), that we may give thanks to Your holy Name and glory in Your praise.

• I HAVE A LOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR. • THE BIBLE CONTAINS THE MOST IMPORTANT ONES.

1- I CAN BE THANKFUL THAT GOD IS A GOOD GOD.
PSA 106:1 Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.

2- I CAN BE THANKFUL FOR GOD’S UNFAILING LOVE.
PSA 107:8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for men,

3- I CAN BE THANKFUL THAT GOD IS ALWAYS NEAR ME.
PSA 145:18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

4- I AM THANKFUL FOR ALL OF THE PRAYERS GOD HAS ANSWERED.
PSA 118:21 I will give You thanks, for You answered me; You have become my salvation.

5- I CAN BE THANKFUL FOR THE BIBLE.
PSA 119:62 At midnight I rise to give You thanks for Your righteous laws.

6- I CAN BE THANKFUL FOR THE ETERNAL HOME GOD HAS GIVEN ME.
HEB 12:28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,

7- MOST OF ALL I AM THANKFUL FOR THE GIFT OF GOD’S OWN SON.
2 COR 9:15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

EPH 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
ROM 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:21 (NIV)
Comments and Shared Ideas
Rick Stokes of The Growing Place Church Of God
February 7, 2008
Great sermon. Im teaching our youth about prayer, praise, worship, and thanksgiving. We are bringing forth the basics to these kids. This is perfect !

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