Preaching – Sr Pastor Chris Reutepohler – A Thanksgiving Message – Various Scripture passages
I. Who – To Whom are we to give thanks?
A. The Lord (Psalm 50:14)
II. What – For What are we to be thankful?
A. For creating us (Psalm 100:3-4)
B. For one another (Ephesians 1:16)
C. For His goodness and unending love (1 Chronicles 16:34)
D. He satisfies the longing and hungry soul (Psalm 107:8-9)
E. For all creation (1 Timothy 4:4-5)
III. When – When should we give thanks?
A. When we are anxious (Philippians 4:6-7)
B. When we are weak and need strength (Psalm 28:7)
C. Always (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Ephesians 5:19-20)
D. Forever (Psalm 30:12)
IV. Where – Where are we to give thanks?
A. Everywhere we go (Psalm 100:4)
B. In our hearts (Colossians 3:16-17)
V. Why – Why should we give thanks?
A. Because . . .Love (Colossians 3:12-15)
B. Because God gives (1 Corinthians 1:4)
C. Because it is God’s will (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
D. Because He is God (Revelation 11:16-17)
E. Because He won the victory (1 Corinthians 15:57)
VI. How – How should we give thanks?
A. Through prayer (Colossians 1:3; Colossians 4:2; Ephesians 1:16)
B. Through proclamation (Psalm 9:1; Psalm 26:6-7)
C. Through singing (2 Chronicles 5:13; Jeremiah 30:19; Numerous Psalms)
D. Through shouting (Psalm 95:1-2; Ezra 3:11)
E. Through generosity (2 Corinthians 9:11)
F. With your whole heart (Psalm 86:12)