The Importance of Thanksgiving or Giving Thanks

The Importance of Thanksgiving or Giving Thanks

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

I. The Importance of Thanksgiving or Giving Thanks

A.God’s Will is Always Giving Thanks

1.(1 Thess. 5:12-22) Give thanks IN but not FOR every situation.

2.(Eph. 5:15-20 KJV) Giving thanks always for all things that are from God!

3.(Phil. 4:4-7) Prayers of supplication/petition are to be made with thanksgiving.

a.Answered prayers involve faith.

b.Prayers in faith are with thanksgiving!

4.(Col. 2:6-7) Abounding in the faith with thanksgiving.

a.Thanksgiving is the voice of faith.

b.Faith is voice activated (thanksgiving).

5.(Col. 3:16-17) Do all things giving thanks to the Lord.

B.Law of Progression vs. Regression

1.Law of progression = Thanksgiving, attitude of gratitude

a.Attitude not aptitude can determine our altitude

2.Law of regression = Ungrateful

a.We lose what we are unthankful for.

b.We retain what we appreciate.

(2 Tim. 3:1-5 NLT) unthankful
(Rom. 1:18-28 NLT) unthankfulness to God is the start of a reprobate mind.
[Pastor Lee Stokes]

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