WHAT WE HAVE TO BE THANKFUL FOR

Putting the Thanks back into Thanksgiving

Pastors Bill Stevenson and Justin Mosher

November 21, 2021

“Everything has come from You and everything belongs to You.” 1 Chronicles 29:16 (NCV)

 

I’M GRATEFUL TO GOD …

 

1. FOR THE___________ HE’S SHOWN TO ME. “You have been saved by grace through believing. You did not save yourselves; it was a gift from God.” Ephesians 2:8 (NCV) “I will… not forget the glorious things God does for me. He forgives all my sins. He heals me. He ransoms me from hell. He surrounds me with love … He fills my life with good things … He is merciful and tender toward those who don’t deserve it; He is slow to get angry … He never bears a grudge … He has not punished us as we deserve for our sins.” Psalm 103:2-11 (LB)

 

2. FOR THE ____________ HE HAS FOR ME. “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)

 

3. FOR THE ____________ HE’S PREPARED FOR ME. “For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands.”

 

2 Corinthian 5:1 (NLT) “We have a priceless inheritance… pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see. So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.” 1 Peter 1:4-6 (NLT)

 

4. FOR THE _____________ HE’S MAKING IN ME. “For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey Him and the power to do what pleases him.” Philippines 2:13 (NLT) “And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 (LB)

 

HOW TO GIVE THANKS TO GOD

 

1. BY __________________ “Sing out your thanks to Him; sing praises to our God …” Psalm 147:7 (LB)

 

2. BY __________________ “Since we have a Kingdom that nothing can destroy, let us please God by serving Him with thankful hearts.” Hebrews 12:28 (LB)

 

3. BY __________________ “Give an offering to show thanks to God. Give him what you promised.” Psalm 50:14 (NCV) “Celebrate the Harvest Festival, to honor the Lord your God by bringing Him a freewill offering in proportion to the blessing He has given you.” Deuteronomy 16:10 (GN) • Review my commitment • Renew my commitment • Out-do my commitment

 

4. BY __________________ “Thank the Lord! Praise His name! Tell the world about His wondrous love and how mighty He is!” Isaiah 12:4 (LB

 

 

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