Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 17, 2002
THE POWER OF GIVING THANKS
Something to reflect on as you sit down to your Thanksgiving dinner:
If you had been a Pilgrim, would you have given thanks?
Consider what they had been through, the men and women who broke bread together on that first Thanksgiving in 1621.
They had uprooted
Giving Thanks for Fleas
Corrie Ten Boom in The Hiding Place relates an incident that taught her an important principle. She and her sister, Betsy, had just been transferred to the worst German prison camp they had seen yet, Ravensbruck.
Upon entering the barracks, they found them extremely
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Give Thanks in All Circumstances
(I Thessalonians 5:18)
October 3, 1863
By the President of the United States of America.
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2004
HOW ROBINSON CRUSOE GIVES THANKS
The apostle Paul didn’t say to give thanks “for” all circumstances, but “in” all circumstances. All our circumstances in life are not good, but there will always be something in those circumstances for which to give thanks.
When Robinson Crusoe was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 7, 2012
HOW TO GIVE THANKS IN THE MIDST OF LOSS
When you've lost something or someone precious, it is easy to forget that "the Lord gives and the Lord takes away." He doesn't owe us a reason.
John Claypool was a pastor in Louisville, Kentucky many years ago. He and his wife lost their daughter,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008
Whatâ€™s giving Thanks all about
A. The pilgrims did it
1. In 1621, the pilgrims celebrated the first harvest at Plymouth
2. To them, it was a religious holiday celebrating all that God gave them
The Pilgrim Proclamation of 1623
Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
Learning to Give Thanks When Suffering Loss--Bouquet of Rose Thorns
You must die to live; take up your cross daily in order to follow Christ; give in order to receive; all those who live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. The bitter and the sweet are realities when you put your faith
It has been said that "Giving thanks is a course from which we never graduate" (Eleanor Doan’s The Speaker’s Sourcebook. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1988, p. 262).
A father was trying not only to share his joy and express his gratitude as he also tried to get his daughter
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Active faith gives thanks for a promise, even though it is not yet performed, knowing that
I can give thanks for everything – whether I want to or not is the issue.
I have to choose.
You can give thanks for everything.
If it were not possible, God wouldn’t have commanded it in His Word.
This is God’s will for you… give thanks in all circumstances.
You can choose to be thankful for
I was working with some particularly complex lab equipment last week, and it was not doing what I needed it to do. After I got it working, I realized that the words I was muttering under my breath as I struggled with it were not songs of thanksgiving. I won’t quote myself. But I am reminded by
Contributed by Shane Hargrave on Aug 4, 2009
In her book, THE HIDING PLACE, Corrie Ten Boom relates an incident that taught her to be thankful for things we normally would not be thankful for. She and her sister, Betsy, prisoners of the Nazis, had just been transferred to the worst prison camp they had seen yet, Ravensbruck.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 30, 2001
Christian author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada writes: I’m a quadriplegic, yet I can drive a van (my hand is secured to a big joystick so I can steer, accelerate, and brake). I enjoy being independent, so if there’s something I can do, I will - even if it means tackling the drive-thru at a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 10, 2001
Philip Yancey in Leadership states, “Like a victorious locker room, church is a place to exult, to give thanks, to celebrate the great news that all is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Corrie Ten Boom in The Hiding Place relates an incident which taught her this principle. She and her sister, Betsy, had just been transferred to the worst German prison camp they had seen yet, Ravensbruck. Upon entering the barracks, they found them extremely overcrowded and flea-infested. Their
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jun 5, 2001
I would suggest this day that the empty tomb represents an emptied, not empty heart and life. The stone represents the sin that blocks the heart and life from being liberated and freed from the darkness that it contains. God, through Christ, has rolled that
Contributed by Archie Luper on Jul 7, 2007
We’re too much like Jimmy Stewart’s character in the movie Shenondoah who prays to God concerning the food they are about to eat. "Lord we give thanks for this food,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 17, 2002
In a sense, gratitude is an expression of modesty. In Hebrew, the word for gratitude - hoda’ah - is the same as the word for confession. To offer thanks is to confess dependence, to acknowledgment that others have the power to benefit you, to admit that your life is better
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2008
Clement of Rome [1st Century]: Let the strong take care of the weak; let the weak respect the strong. Let the rich man minister to the poor man; let the poor man give thanks to God that he gave him one through whom his need might be satisfied. Let the wise man manifest his wisdom not in words but