Monday, November 19, 2007

David Jeremiah on Giving Thanks

I am thankful for David Jeremiah. He always has great insights like the one I saw this morning in Baptist Press. This would be an excellent outline for a Bible study or sermon on thanksgiving.

In the article he quotes the following verses:
  • "Rejoice in the Lord always" (Philippians 4:4)
  • "In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
He says, "The word "joy" occurs 181 times in the Bible, and the theme of thanksgiving is woven like a golden ribbon throughout the fabric of Scripture.

He wants to hear our doubts, fears, and questions; but He especially desires our praise! He seeks those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. When is it appropriate to praise and thank God?"
  • Every morning and every night
  • At midnight
  • At meals
  • When we pray
  • In every word and deed
  • In time and in eternity
Read the whole article on BaptistPress.com

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