Thanksgiving – Positive Thanking

Key idea: We should be able to be thankful for whatever is going on in our life.

Psalm 100: 1-5
God wants to hear us say that we love Him and that we are thankful, but he wants us to show Him to.

Romans 1:18-21
Talking to people who knew God but didn’t honor Him as God, and they were not thankful. It’s a slippery slope when we lack thankfulness.

There is a place for thankfulness in the life of Christians; it is an every day activity.

2 Corinthians 4:11-15
God needs to be glorified through our thanksgiving so that thanksgiving can be spread all over.

It spreads by us telling others what God has done in our lives. Others will see that, and it will spread to them, blessing not only our lives, but others’ lives.

Philippians 4:4-7
Verse 7 is a conditional promise of God. It is a promise that will be kept if the condition is met.

“Don’t be anxious, but make sure you are praying for everything with Thanksgiving.”

Praying with thanksgiving brings peace. Thanksgiving is just an attitude with praise.

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; it is more than just words, it is deeds

Matthew 25:31 – This scripture demonstrates the attitude of thanksgiving.

As we appreciate what Christ has done for us, we have to display that thankfulness to others.