Summary: this sermon takes us to a deep look into the heart of being Thankful. and look at some people that we can learn from.
WALKING WITH A THANKFUL HEART.
2 OPENINGS PS.100 LUKE 17:11-19
1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
WALKING WITH A THANKFUL HEART. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
What does the word Thankful Mean?
Webster says it this way…………
#1 An expressing of gratitude
#2 A grateful acknowledgment of something received by or done for one.
The Heb word is “Yadah” it means To confess and give Praise and offer Thanks.
It over laps with another word “Halal” means to Public Worship and to affirm and renew their relationship with God.
If your house was on fire and you were asleep and your next door nebior came and woke you up for your sleep and saved your life. WOULD YOU BE GREATFUL?, WOULD YOU BE THANKFUL? WOULD YOU ALWAYS REMMBER HIM? EVERY TIME YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THAT FIRE, WOULD YOU THINK ABOUT THE MAN THAT WOKE YOU UP?
I WANT TO SHARE SOME THOUGHTS WITH YOU.
#1 A THANKFUL PERSONS WILL NOT COMPLAIN
I Found myself Praying for a Job, and wanted it real bad, gave all I had into Prayer. And I got the Job, and soon after I found myself very unhappy with it, and it was’t long I found myself Talking to other’s and telling them how Bad the Job was, It went on and on and then one day it hit me. I had not one time ssaid THANK YOU LORD FOR THE JOB. And then It hit me that I was not so thankful for that Job as I should have been.
#2 A THANKFUL PERSON IS NOT GREEDY.
You can know that a thankful person will always be willing to give to God, because he know where his source is from and all that he has came from the Lord.
#3 A THANKFUL PERSON WILL ALWAYS BE READY TO TELL OTHERS WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE FOR HIM.
How thankful are we?
When is the last time you said to the Lord, Thank you for saving me?
Oh give thanks unto the Lord all you people.
NOW LETS GET INTO OUR MESSAGE.
OUR TEXT.LUKE 17:11-19
11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
LETS LOOK AT VERSE #17 AGAIN……WERE THERE NOT 10 CLEANSE?
OH WHERE ARE THE OTHER NINE? WHERE ARE THE ONES THAT CAME AND GAVE THERE HEARTS TO THE LORD? Where are the ones that once serve him in all they done.
COULD IT BE THAT PART OF THE OTHER NINE ARE AMONG THIS LIST.
I. ONE IS SITTING AT HOME WITH THE FAMILY Luke 14:26
II. ONE IS ASLEEP IN THE GARDEN
III. ONE IS WARMING BY THE DEVIL’S FIRE Luke 22:55
IV. ONE IS IN THE HOG PEN Luke 15:11-32
V. ONE IS IN THE WHALE’S BELLY Jonah
VI. ONE IS UNDER THE JUNIPER TREE 1 Kings 19:5
VII. ONE IS DOWN IN SODOM Genesis 19
Backslidden . . .
VIII. ONE IS HYPNOTIZED BY FALSE RELIGION Galatians 3:1
V. THE TENTH ONE HAS RETURNED TO THANK HIS LORD
A. In worship
B. In praise & thanksgiving
WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON WITH THE TEN….
#1 WE ALL WERE INFLICTED WITH A DISEASE CALLED SIN.
#2 WE ALL ARE GOING TO DIE.
#3 WE ALL HAVE NO HOPE APART FROM CHRIST AND HIS BLOOD.