November 18, 2018 – Thanksgiving

November 18, 2018

Today Pastor Ben Kingston shares with us a message about the causes in our lives that lead to ungratefulness and how to change. The bible is a book of thankfulness. The debris of life pile up such as disappointment, depression, discouragement, distrations, habits, etc.

Colossians 3:1-9 “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;”

I Thessalonians 5:18 “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

How do you deflect the debris? Attitude of gratitude and use your motivational cliches.

Thankgiving 101
How: 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Why: 1 Chronicles 16:34
When: Colossians 3:17
Result: Matthew 6:33

    Thankgiving Checklist:

  • I’m alive (hope)
  • I’m saved (eternity)
  • I have the indwelling Holy Spirit (guide)
  • I have the word of God (written map for life)
  • I am promised heaven (home)
  • I have a church (home on earth)
  • I have the great commission (transcendent call)

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