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Preaching Sermons for Thanksgiving

Our sermon ideas for Thanksgiving will help you preach messages of gratitude for your church around Thanksgiving Day. Not only will you find free Thanksgiving sermons, but you’ll also find powerful stories, meaningful quotes, and illustrations for preaching on Thanksgiving, church PowerPoints on Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving videos. Prepare your Thanksgiving sermons with sermon outlines from SermonCentral.com.

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Sermon Tools for Thanksgiving

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Sermons for Thanksgiving

  • Enter With Thanksgiving!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Oct 11, 2001

    This Thanksgiving sermon based on Psalm 100 will encourage the people in your church to have a meaningful Thanksgiving while their heart overflows with thanks to the Lord. Use this sermon to help people give thanks for all of God’s blessings around Thanksgiving Day.

  • A Proper Perspective on Thanksgiving

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Nov 12, 2001

    This Thanksgiving sermon will help people in your church develop a proper perspective of their circumstances and God. Then they will be able to give thanks to the Lord always. This Thanksgiving sermon is based on Ephesians 5:19 and 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

  • Giving Thanks To God

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Nov 13, 2012

    This Thanksgiving sermon focuses on three points: We have it so good. We enjoy it so much. We express it so little. This Thanksgiving sermon is based on 1 Thessalonians 5:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:8 and 1 Thessalonians 6:17.

  • Five Keys to Giving Thanks

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Nov 13, 2007

    This Thanksgiving sermon will help people thank God with joy and gladness. This sermon will also help people thank God with a heart dependent on Him. This Thanksgiving sermon is based on Psalm 100:1 and Romans 11:36.

  • Thanksgiving or Complaining

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Nov 15, 2007

    This sermon focuses on two contrasting attitudes found in God’s children in regard to His dealings with them. This Thanksgiving sermon is based on Lamentations 3:39-40:39.

  • 3 Things to Be Thankful For

    Contributed by Palitha Jayasooriya on Nov 16, 2005

    This Thanksgiving sermon will challenge people to be thankful in three areas: God’s goodness, others’ goodness and their family’s goodness. This Thanksgiving sermon is based on Deuteronomy 8:11.

  • Give Thanks and Remember

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 18, 2003

    This Thanksgiving sermon will help people remember God’s wonders as they give thanks and remember God’s covenant and God’s people. This Thanksgiving sermon is based on Psalm 105:1.

  • Praise the Lord at All Times!

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Dec 31, 2015

    This Thanksgiving sermon will help people understand why they should praise the Lord. With this sermon, people will learn that God has answered their prayers, saved them from troubles, and blessed them with good. This Thanksgiving sermon is based on Psalm 34:1.

  • Where Are the Nine?: A Celebration of Thanksgiving

    Contributed by Robert Massey on Nov 27, 2002

    This Thanksgiving sermon takes a look at the 10 lepers who were healed yet only one returned to give thanks. This Thanksgiving sermon is based on Luke 17:11 and 1 Chronicles 29:1.

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Free Sermon Illustrations for Thanksgiving

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Quotes for Thanksgiving

  • We Thank Thee

    Contributed by SermonCentral on Sep 19, 2017

    For flowers that bloom about our feet,
    Father, we thank Thee.
    For tender grass so fresh, so sweet,

  • Thanksgiving Dinners

    Contributed by SermonCentral on Sep 19, 2017

    “Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”

  • Thanksgiving Day

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 20, 2017

    “An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.”

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Stories for Thanksgiving

  • So If the Kingdom of Heaven Is So Valuable, Why...

    Contributed by SermonCentral Staff on Dec 4, 2000

    So if the kingdom of heaven is so valuable, why doesn’t everybody do everything they can to be a part of it? I think it’s because value is often in the eye of the beholder. What has value and what doesn’t is really up to personal interpretation. What some people think are valuable have no value at all to others. Several years...

  • You Know You Overdid Thanksgiving When...

    Contributed by Mike Rexroat on Nov 19, 2007

    You Know You Overdid Thanksgiving When....
    Paramedics bring in the Jaws of Life to pry you out of the EZ-Boy.
    The "Gravy Boat" your wife set out was a real 12’ boat!

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Free PowerPoint Backgrounds for Thanksgiving

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PowerPoint Backgrounds for Thanksgiving

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Video Illustrations for Thanksgiving

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Video Illustrations for Thanksgiving

  • Prayer And Thanks

    Produced by Centerline New Media

    Using scriptural examples from Daniel 6:10 and Philippians 4:6, this mini-movie explores the inseparable connection between prayer and thanksgiving. Great for services around the Thanksgiving Holiday or any sermon dealing with the topics of prayer and thankfulness.

  • Start Small

    Produced by Shift Worship

    We know it's important to give thanks to God for everything, but it can be hard to know where to begin. Sometimes it helps to start small, right where you are. The original song was written and recorded by Riley Friesen and the band Staggerford.

  • Give Thanks

    Produced by Centerline New Media

    Now, always, and forever give thanks to Him. An upbeat mini-movie for your Thanksgiving and Fall services featuring scripture from Colossians 3:15-17.

  • Fearless Thanks

    Produced by Shift Worship

    With gorgeous late-fall images, this brief Thanksgiving worship starter asks, “Shouldn’t we wait and see what winter brings before offering our thanks to God?” Of course not! We give thanks not only for what God has given already but without fear of what might come. Courageous faith propels our gratitude to the God who will not fail to provide.

  • We Give You Thanks

    Produced by Centerline New Media

    Through the joy and trials, in strength and weakness, in all things we give You thanks. An energetic mini-movie for your Thanksgiving and Fall services featuring scripture from Psalm 9:1 and 2 Corinthians 12:9.

  • A Psalm Of Thanks Worship Intro

    Produced by Centerline New Media

    Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. A powerful worship intro based on Psalm 100.

  • Thanksgiving Table

    Produced by Shift Worship

    What if we said thank you for what we’d miss the most? For what we’d give first to those who live without? This brief Thanksgiving video uses humor and warmth to remind us to give thanks for the gifts others in the world don't take for granted.

  • Give Thanks Starter

    Produced by Shift Worship

    What does God want from us now? Rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances. This service starter is a great way to start your Thanksgiving worship service or any time of the year with thankfulness in mind.

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