What are you thankful for?

The day before Thanksgiving, a preschool teacher asked her students to answer the question, “What are you thankful for?” One ingenious student simply responded, “I’m thankful I’m not a turkey!”

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it is less commercialized than most and is an opportunity to recognize the goodness of God. It seems we prepare to celebrate Christmas before we get past Halloween and pass right over Thanksgiving. This year I hope you will take time to be thankful to God for His many blessings to you.

Psalm 100 has been called the ‘Thanksgiving Psalm.’ It’s only 5 verses and we discover some principles of being thankful.

  • Thankfulness is for everyone – “make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye land.” (v.1)
  • Thankfulness involves happy singing – “serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with singing.” (v. 2)
  • Thankfulness is directed to God – “know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” (v. 3)
  • Thankfulness is a correct response to getting closer to God – “enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” (v. 4)

In Psalm 100:5 we discover four reasons we should be thankful to God.

“For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” (v. 5)

  1. God is good.
  2. God is merciful.
  3. God is true.
  4. God is faithful.

This Sunday, November 24, will be the THANKSGIVING SERVICE at Faith Baptist. We will sing praises to God, hear testimonies from several people, and I will preach a sermon from Psalm 100 called “What are you thankful for?” God has been good to you. This Sunday go to His house and thank Him for His goodness to you.

Join me this Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.

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