5 Reasons to Thank God

by Rev. Sean Finnegan on November 19, 2017
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1. God’s Wisdom in Gratitude

1 Thessalonians 5.18; Ephesians 5.4; Colossians 3.15 God actually commands us to be thankful. God didn’t go on and on expounding all the benefits of gratitude; he just “do this”--that is--“be thankful.”

2. Thankful for the Basics

1 Timothy 6.6-8 We need to thank God for the basics. So long as we have food and clothing, let's be content.


3. Thankful for the Family of God

1 Corinthians 12.12-27 In the family of God we support one another, giving care to the member who is suffering and rejoicing alongside the one who is celebrating.

4. Thankful for God’s Attention

Matthew 10.29-31; 6.25-26 God’s so immense, intelligent, powerful. He even created the shovel snouted lizard, and yet he cares for each of us individually.

5. Thankful for the Cross

1 John 4.8-12; John 3.16; When you were lost without hope, without God, by nature following the course of this age, influenced by the prince of the power of the air, full of disobedience, living out the passions of your flesh, carrying out the desires of the body, by nature a child of wrath like the rest of humanity, then God showed us his love by sending his son.

1 Corinthians 11.23-28



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