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  • Giving Thanks Series

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Mar 30, 2001
    based on 354 ratings
     | 38,763 views

    A thankful spirit is a distinguishing feature of a Christian.

    Thanksgiving is coming up, as you all know. When you think of Thanksgiving, what do you think of? Well, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade rolls, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and of course, turkey. At least, that’s what most people think of. But in the past few years, ...read more

  • Giving Thanks

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,017 views

    I. DEFILEMENT CAUSED BY LEPROSY connection between leprosy and sin in the Bible separation involved ("stand at a distance") helpless, incurable condition ("have mercy") II. DEMAND JESUS MADE UPON THEM = FAITH simplicity of faith III. DELIVERANCE THEY EXPERIENCED -- complete, ...read more

  • Give Thanks

    Contributed by Robert Thomas on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,716 views

    A Thanksgiving week sermon

    Give Thanks 1 Chronicles 16:7-36 Introduction: {The Gum} Missions trip to garbage dump in Tiawana, Mexico ~ 3 10 year olds playing ~ one comes to try out English ~ gives Gum to boy ~ takes it divides it into 3 pieces shares with his 2 friends. We are so blessed - hard for us to be thankful ...read more

  • Giving Thanks

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 10, 2002
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,774 views

    For Christians, thanksgiving should not end at the observance of the holiday, but should be a constant attitude of the soul.

    Thanksgiving Day began with the Pilgrims of the Plymouth Colony. In 1621, Governor Bradford appointed a day of thanksgiving, a day of feasting and expressing gratitude. Abraham Lincoln, in the midst of the Civil War, in 1863, established the annual celebration of Thanksgiving when he issued a ...read more

  • "Giving Thanks"

    Contributed by David Washburn on Nov 25, 2002
    based on 600 ratings
     | 61,680 views

    Giving thanks is so much more than being thankful for our current circumstances. Thankfulness is a way of life.

    How often do we find ourselves prompting our children to say “thank you?” Whenever they’re offered a treat from a friend or an adult helps them out, we find ourselves asking, “Now, what do you say?” We want our children to be respectful and use good manners, which is why we teach them to say “Thank ...read more

  • Giving Thanks

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Nov 24, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 4,297 views

    The key to a distinctively Christian Thanksgiving celebration is giving thanks for the right things.

    This morning, I’d like to begin with a question. Is Thanksgiving a Christian holiday? The word "holiday," after all, comes from the phrase "holy day". And so, is Thanksgiving a holy day for those who serve and worship Jesus Christ? Does the twenty-eighth of November have any special spiritual ...read more

  • Give Thanks

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 25, 2001
    based on 53 ratings
     | 4,052 views

    We are called to live with grateful hearts every day, not just on Thanksgiving

    Give Thanks Selected Passages November 18, 2001 Introduction GIVE THANKS Give thanks with a grateful heart, Give thanks to the Holy One, Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ His Son And now let the weak say I am strong And now let the poor say I am rich Because of what the lord ...read more

  • Give Thanks

    Contributed by Daryl Grimes on Oct 17, 2002
    based on 87 ratings
     | 14,487 views

    Are you a thankful person or a complaining person. This Psalm reminds of of all we have to be thankful for!

    My flesh is prone to complain. How about yours? However as I was reading the words of Psalm 107 again this week once again I was reminded of the fact that I have so much to be thankful for. So do you by the way. I just wanted to share seven of those with you. 1. Redemption (Psalm 107:2) -If ...read more

  • Give Thanks?

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Nov 26, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 4,887 views

    With all the busyness of the Thanksgiving holidays, who has the time or the energy to "give thanks?" But Jesus speaks into our busyness: "Don’t worry about your life...Seek first the Kingdom of God." This is a sermon for Thanksgiving, Year B.

    Rush Co. Community Thanksgiving Joel 2:21-27 Pastor Maurice Schaus 1 Timothy 2:1-7 November 19, 2000, Matthew 6:25-33 Give Thanks? As we gather this week, many of us are busy with preparations for the Thanksgiving holidays. The guests are coming, so the house needs to be cleaned from top to ...read more

  • Giving Thanks

    Contributed by Evelyn Weston on Oct 19, 2004
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,115 views

    Thanksgiving C: We give thanks, not just for all the things God gives us, but because of who God is and who God has called us to be. Illustration from the Pilgrims.

    Grace to you and peace, brothers and sisters in Christ— blessed by God, blessed to be a blessing. Amen Thanksgiving is here again— the beginning of the holiday season. Supposedly this is the end of fall, though there’s no doubt this year that winter is already here to stay. But Thanksgiving ...read more

  • Giving Thanks

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Apr 13, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,869 views

    A Thanksgiving sermon

    "GIVING THANKS ALWAYS FOR ALL THINGS UNTO GOD AND THE FATHER IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST." Shakespeare wrote, "How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!" True! But how much more unnatural and repugnant is ingratitude in those who have become sons and ...read more

  • Give Thanks!

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 29, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,174 views

    2005 Thanksgiving Sunday Remarks

    What do you think of when you think ‘Thanksgiving?’ (Overhead 1) I think of pain…from eating too much! I think of Detroit Lions football!!! I think of family gatherings with aunts and uncles and cousins… that I miss. I think of freedom to believe and worship God. I think of people ...read more

  • Give Thanks

    Contributed by Ed Pruitt on Jun 16, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,730 views

    Give Thanks for all that the Lord has done

    Give Thanks Sunday July 09, 2000 A.M. Luke 17:11-19 11 As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. 12 As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance, 13 crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 He looked at them and ...read more

  • Giving Thanks

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Nov 20, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,725 views

    Giving thanks loosens the grip of our anxious clenched fists, so that we might let go of ourselves and receive the fullness of God’s Spirit. Five steps toward learning to give thanks.

    A few miles south of downtown Atlanta, away from the tall, shiny, steel and glass buildings, a street corner is occupied by a short, unassuming, old building made of brick and stone. It’s a church building. When I lived in Atlanta, early every weekday morning a line formed outside this building—a ...read more

  • Always Give Thanks

    Contributed by Bob Ashcraft on Nov 18, 2001
    based on 39 ratings
     | 3,079 views

    In a time of war and acts of terrorism, is it appropriate time to give thanks? I believe everyday of our lives is a time to give thanks.

    Always Give Thanks  This week our nation gives thanks for all our bountiful blessings  This year, some will find it hard to give thank in the midst of such tragedies  In a time of war and acts of terrorism, some would say that it is not a time to give thanks  ...read more