Sermon Notes

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)



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