“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.”
Psalms 100:4,5 NKJV
I. Give thanks Always and give thanks for All Things!
Ephesians 5:20 KJV “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
a. Thank Him for His grace
b. Thank Him for His mercy
c. Thank Him for His promises
d. Thank Him for His favor
e. Thank Him for the life He has given you
i. Your family
ii. Your friends
iii. Your church
II. Give thanks until it Overflows
Colossians 2:7 NLT “Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thanksgiving.”
a. How do we overflow with thanksgiving?
i. Let your roots grow deep and let your lives be built on the sure foundation of Jesus . Water your life with the Word, daily.
b. The effects of giving thanks
" It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
–Author and Journalist, Melody Beattie
III. Give thanks for this Unspeakable (Indescribable) gift
Corinthians 9:11 NLT “Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God..."
(vs. 15) ”Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words.”
a. When we give to others they often will give thanks to God.
b. Thank God for this indescribable gift
i. 2 Corinthians 9:15 “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”
During this Thanksgiving season let's remember to always give God thanks for all things.
"So while it's true that Thanksgiving only comes but once a year, we should actually celebrate thanksgiving each and every day. It's just a matter of learning to live with a spirit of gratitude." – Unknown
Bishop Tim Lamb combines over 34 years of pastoral and church planting experience to lead LifePoint Ministries. Bishop Tim's unique prophetic insight, forward-thinking leadership, and compassion for people combine to make him an effective leader for our pastors and churches.