Summary: This is an anytime sermon on THANKSGIVING. People demand: I DESERVE ... ? Thanksgiving is more about THANKS-LIVING. There is more than the 4th Thursday of Novemeber to being thankful.
THANKS-GIVING IS THE ART OF THANKS-LIVING....
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I was talking with a young lady that was making daily some very poor choices.
She was raised in the church and had a sweet experience with Jesus. She had attended
youth camp and sang for the Lord. As a teen she started hanging with the wrong crowd.
She started using bad words, and skipping church, until she got to the point of only attending
church on special days. She started drinking and smoking. Then she never attended
church. Now, she is an adult and I saw her in town. She wanted to talk about the seven years
of the Tribulation.
SHE BOLDLY DECLARED SHE WOULD DIE FOR JESUS AND THE CROSS.
I SHARED WITH HER: IF YOU CAN NOT BE FAITHFUL & LIVE FOR JESUS WHAT
MAKES YOU THINK YOU WOULD DIE FOR HIM?
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus
Psalm 92:1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name,
O most High:
II. I DESERVE MORE --- I AM BETTER THAN THIS...
TODAY JUST LISTEN TO THE COMMERIALS AND TO OTHER PEOPLE:
THE CRY IS CLEAR: I DESERVE THIS --- THE GOVERNMENT AND MY FAMILY
You ask the radio host Dave Ramsey, how are you? He answers: BETTER THAN I DESERVE.
Pride and a GIVE ME SPIRIT kills any hope of GIVING THANKS...
Will you agree that A THANKFUL HEART is a great virtue?
III. JESUS TAUGHT US MUCH ABOUT LIFE. JESUS WAS FULL OF THANKS.
JESUS NOT ONLY GAVE THANKS, JESUS LIVED THANKS...
The need was greater than the supply --- WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?
The need was immediate and there appear NO SOLUTION.
Matthew 15:36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake
them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
A little boy must have been taught THANKS by his Mother,
THANKS LOVES TO SHARE.
HERE PREACHER TAKE MY LUNCH TO JESUS, HE CAN HAVE IT.
LITTLE IS MUCH IF GOD IS IN IT.
IV. WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE PAIN OF FORE-KNOWLEDGE...
JESUS KNEW THE DARK ROAD IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS ---
IN THE MIDST OF GREAT PAIN JESUS WAS STILL THANKFUL...
JESUS WAS MORE THAN THANKSGIVING --- JESUS WAS THANKS-LIVING...
There was a man at the table that was a lying hypocrite, HIS KISS WHAT REVEAL HIS
TRUE HEART. Jesus still was GIVING THANKS...
Matthew 26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
V. LIFE IS DYING WITH MURMURS, COMPLAING, NOT SATISFIED, FAULT-FINDING,
GRUMBLING ATTITUDES... THERE IS NO CURE?
WAIT, I HAVE HOPE ---THANKS IS AN ANTIDOTE...
Remember when the young student preacher contributed some
gourds to the stew? The fellow students were crying in pain... 2 KINGS 4...
THE OLD PREACHER HAD A PLAN--- THROW IN SOME MEAL... NOT ONLY DID THE STEW
TASTE GOOD, THE MEN THAT ALREADY ATE IT WERE HEAL? WOW WHAT AN ANTIDOTE?
THANKSGIVING AND THANKS-LIVING HELPS IMPROVE OUR ATTITUDES...
10 PEOPLE WERE DEATHLY SICK, THERE WERE NO HOPE OF A CURE.
9 ARE HEALED, ONE IS MADE WHOLE...
Luke 17:16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.