A Thankful Heart

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Sun, 11/21/2021 - 10:00am


A Thankful Heart Pastor Brandon McGee

 Obtaining Thankfulness
Obtain – to acquire or secure
It takes between 20-200 days to form a habit, and on average 66 days for that habit to become automatic

It’s not about being an expert in thankfulness, it’s about having a lifestyle of thankfulness

 How can we obtain thankfulness? What can we do to create a habit/lifestyle of being thankful?

 Why be Thankful?
James 1:16-17

No variation or shadow; never changing (Hebrews 13:8) 

Father of lights

 Father (Greek) – the generator, originator, and transmitter
 Of Lights – to shine or make manifest, especially by rays – purity of truth and knowledge

• Discuss a time when you were thankful for God’s consistency. What other attributes of God are you thankful for?

 The Power in our Thanks
Psalm 100:4-5; Psalm 22:3
Focus on Thanksgiving – Focus on Jesus
We see what we look for – Romans 8:5; Psalm 121:1-2

 What would our days and holiday season be like if we entered the throne room before we entered social media, the news, work, or that family situation?

 Praise when all is well and when all is not well
James 1:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; Psalm 139:7-10

 Make gratitude part of your interactions with others
Ephesians 5:18-20; Hebrews 10:24-25; Romans 15:5

 Discuss ways we can bring thankfulness into with other people. How might our relationships benefit from this?

 Focusing on Thankfulness and Christ changes us
Isaiah 43:18-19; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ezekiel 36:26

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