God wants to be approached with Thanksgiving -- regardless of how we feel! In Psalm 95 God gives us an invitation with reasons for accepting it (vv. 1-7b) and a invitation with a warning (vv. 7c-11). Will you respond today to God's invitation?
Synopsis: Have you fallen into the trap of thinking that Thanksgiving is not for you if ... 1) you are not in the mood for it, 2) due to hardships and the pain of current or past circumstances you don't feel like, or 3) it is dependent upon favorable happenings and if conditions warrant it? Then here is hope and help from God's Word for you in this morning's message!
Synopsis: There a number of unique features about this psalm and reasons that justify referring to it as "The Psalm of Perfect Praise." If we would praise God as we ought, then we must learn from David how to praise God as He deserves. Why? Because this type of praise generates genuine Thanksgiving! Learn two key components to biblical praise that will help us pattern our praise of God after David!
Synopsis: In part two of this message from Psalm 145, we look at the second key component of biblical praise. When these two components are embraced and practiced, they generate a genuine spirit of thanksgiving to God.
Synopsis: In this part 1 of 2, we look at an inspired hymn of thanksgiving in which God gives us needed instruction, reminders and reasons for thanksgiving so we can indeed be thankful people--in stark contrast to the way many people live today. The structure of Psalm 100 communicates a divinely inspired message and this message deals with the first of two questions: How do we give thanks?
Synopsis: In this part 2 of 2, we look at an inspired hymn of thanksgiving in which God gives us needed instruction, reminders and reasons for thanksgiving so we can indeed be thankful people--in stark contrast to the way many people live today. The structure of Psalm 100 communicates a divinely inspired message and this message deals with the first and second questions: How do we give thanks and why should we?
Synopsis: We can be thankful to God in the midst of adverse circumstances while finding it difficult to be thankful for all circumstances! Sometimes it just requires faith to give God thanks! Today we look at one of the most memorable accounts in the life of Daniel in which he will be thrown into a den of starving lions as punishment for his faithful, daily prayers of thanksgiving to God. Our text will mention two distinct times in which it will require faith to give God thanks!
Synopsis: Besides being a wonderful Sovereign and Shepherd for His people, and being unique, unrivaled, and excelling in those roles, our God is to be thanked specifically for three areas in which He alone works wonders and excels in an amazing manner. We look to Psalm 136 to see what those are.
Synopsis: Whether we are facing rough times or not, whether we have sustained hardships from personal losses this year or not, it's good for us to consider the question, "Where do I find the ability to give God thanks?" Especially if don't feel like it or am really struggling with doing so? This message is part 1 of 2 as this very question is answered from our text.
Synopsis: In part two of this Thanksgiving series, our pastor returns to Ephesians 5:20 to answer the question, "Where do we find the ability to give God thanks--especially when we don't feel like it, aren't in the mood to do so, or are just struggling with what we are facing in life?
Synopsis: In Psalm 136 we find a compelling motivation to make Thanksgiving not just a once-a-year occurrence on a national holiday (a day in our life), but to make it our way of life. Why should you make Thanksgiving something to be observed daily? What motivates us to express continual thanksgiving to God--publicly and privately? Two chief reasons are given in our text.