Contributed on Dec 1, 2008
All of life is a gift. Christians are invited to celebrate God’s gifts in both good times and bad.
Deuteronomy 8:7-18 “It’s All a Gift” INTRODUCTION One Thanksgiving season a family was seated around their table, looking at the annual holiday bird. From the oldest to the youngest, they were to express their praise. When they came to the 5-year-old in the family, he began by looking ...read more
Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
During tough times worry can sometimes mar our thanksgiving celebrations. Jesus reminds his followers that they can always rest in his care and give God thanks for his grace.
Matthew 6:25-33 “A Worry Free Thanksgiving” INTRODUCTION It’s been a tough year for just about everyone. The economic recovery has started, and even though we’ve been told it won’t end overnight, it can’t come fast enough for us. Most of us have had to downsize our spending and pay off ...read more
Contributed on Nov 22, 2011
We've been brought up to say, "Thank You," when someone gives us something. With all of God's blessings our lives are one BIG "Thank you."
Luke 17:11-19 "Good Manners" INTRODUCTION Every Christmas season I enjoy watching the movie "Santa Clause," with Tim Allen. For me, the movie is filled with gems about life and faith. One such gem occurs early in the movie. Scott Calvin finds himself at Santa's workshop after his first ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2017
As the Israelites enter Canaan, God warns them not to be so lost in their abundance that they forget that it is God who gives it to them.
Deuteronomy 8:7-18 “Antidote” INTRODUCTION For those of us who have worked hard and put in long hours, it is easy to look at our accomplishments and our possessions and pat ourselves on the back. We discover, when we do so however, that our self-centered pride rears its ugly head and we ...read more