Nov. 24, 2002Northwest Bible Church
THANKSGIVING – 2002
The Blessed Attitude of Gratitude
I. THANKSGIVING IS A COMMAND.
1Th. 5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Eph. 5:20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;
1) The good things: Ps. 103:2-5.
2) The bad things. Lam. 3:38.
II. THANKSGIVING GLORIFIES GOD.
Psa. 50:23 "He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me."
III. THANKSGIVING IS A MEANS OF GRACE.
A. IT PREPARES THE HEART FOR WORSHIP. Ps. 95:2; Ps. 100:4
B. IT SUBDUES ANXIETY. Phil. 4:6-7
C. IT EMPOWERS A TRUSTING HEART. Dan. 6:10-23.