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.

Posted by Chris Riddlemoser in Sermons

It is Finished – 11/17/2019

John 19:25-30
“It is Finished” What was He talking about? What is “it”?

Jesus was talking about his whole life and what he had done, from the time before the earth was created.

John 4:34 – Jesus’s “meat” or food was to do the will of God and to accomplish or finish His work. The disciples asked how they should pray – The Lords Prayer was the answer. Thy will be done, that is what sustains your life and your purpose is to accomplish the will of God. We all are doing the same thing but in different ways. Just because someone else isn’t doing what you are called to do, doesn’t mean they aren’t working towards the will of God. God is a specific and personal God and His interaction in our lives is personal.

Its important to learn to do and do the will of God.

Matthew 7:21 Just because people know the right words to say, doesn’t mean they are going to enter His kingdom. He has a will for your life and if you allow Him to, he will execute it to the fullest in your life. To perform the will of God, we need to be obedient and say yes! Obedience vs Righteousness in light of doing the will of the father.

Matthew 6:33 our righteousness comes from Christ and obedience to his will. It comes from doing the will of God.

John 5:30 – We cannot accomplish anything on this world without Christ
When Jesus said it is finished, he was talking about accomplishing the will of God.

2 Tim 4:6-8 finished the race, accomplished the will of God.

Posted by Ryan Trostrud in Sermons