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WHY DO WE NEED TO GIVE THANKS

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Sermon shared by Naveen Balakrishnan

November 2004
Summary: Paul gives us the reason for thanksgiving in this marvelous passage in Ephesians.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: Believer adults

“WHY DO WE NEED TO GIVE THANKS?”

EPHESIANS 5:20


We need to give thanks because God has commanded us…


1. To give thanks ALWAYS. (v. 20a) Giving thanks always 1 Chronicles 16:8, 34-35, 41; Psalm 18:49; 30:4, 12; 75:1; 79:13; 92:1; 97:12; 105:1; 106:1, 47; 107:1; 118:1, 29; 119:62; 122:4; 136:1-3, 26; Matthew 15:36; 26:27; Mark 8:6; 14:23; Luke 17:16; 22:17, 19; John 6:11; Acts 27:35; Romans 16:4; 1 Corinthians 11:24; 2 Corinthians 9:15; Colossians 1:3; 1 Thessalonians 1:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Timothy 2:1; Revelation 11:17


2. To give thanks in ALL things. (v. 20b) for all things Psalm 34:1; Daniel 6:10; Ephesians 5:4; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 1:11-12; 2:7; 3:15, 17; 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; Hebrews 13:15


3. To give thanks to the ALMIGHTY. (v. 20c) unto God and the Father Romans 1:8; 1 Corinthians 1:4; 6:19-20; 10:31; 2 Corinthians 9:13, 15; Ephesians 1:15-17; 3:20-21; Philippians 1:3, 11; 2:11; Colossians 1:3, 12; 3:15; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2; 2:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; 2:13; 2 Timothy 1:3; Philemon 1:4; 1 Peter 2:9-10


4. To give thanks in the Name of Jesus Christ who has given us ACCESS to the Father. (v. 20d) in the name of the LORD Jesus Christ John 14:13-14; 15:16; 16:23-26; Romans 1:8; 5:1-2; 7:25; 1 Corinthians 5:4; 15:57; 2 Corinthians 2:14; Ephesians 2:18; Colossians 3:17; Hebrews 7:25; 13:15; 1 Peter 2:5; 4:11


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