Words to Live By: Thankfulness

Posted on 11/19/17 by Brandon Lindell in Words to Live By

In this message, Pastor Brandon Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, “Words to Live By: Thankfulness.” Join us as we read Psalm 136:1-3 and learn life-changing lessons about thankfulness. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to focus on God’s goodness and bring your thankfulness and praise to Him!

 

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Words to Live By: Thankfulness

Psalms 136:1-3 ESV
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever;

1st Thankfulness is grounded in recognition

James 1:17a NIV
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.

Psalms 100:4 ESV
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

2nd Thankfulness produces satisfaction

Psalms 95:2 ESV
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Ecclesiastes 6:9 NIV
Better what the eye sees than the roving of the appetite.

Romans 1:21 ESV
For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Philippians 4:12-13 NLT
I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

3rd Thankfulness is expressed in action

Psalms 136:1 ESV
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

1. Every Good thing I have comes from God.
2. I will not let what I want rob me of what I have.
3. I will turn every blessing I have into praise.

Psalm 136:23-26 MSG
God remembered us when we were down, His love never quits. Rescued us from the trampling boot, His love never quits. Takes care of everyone in time of need. His love never quits. Thank God, who did it all! His love never quits!