Message: “Attitude of Gratitude and Thankfulness” from Pastor Joe

Joe Summers - October 9, 2022

Attitude of Gratitude and Thankfulness

An Attitude of Gratitude and thankfulness Lesson Objective:  To understand how an attitude of Gratitude and Thankfulness can provide each of us an opportunity to really be thankful for the many blessings that God has bestowed on us. Preparing our hearts to really accept the gifts that God has for us. Without true gratitude, we run the risk of having our blessings never overflowing. Scripture: Luke 17: 11-19; Colossians 3: 1-3 and 15-17; Philippians 2: 14-15; James 1:17 Gratitude Definition Dictionary- the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness True Thankfulness Being really thankful for a gift What happens when you get a gift that you really do not like Do you give it to someone else later? Do you take it back to the store to exchange it? Do you put it in the closet and never wear it? What happens when one is not truly thankful Can miss out on other blessings- Luke 17: 11-19 10 lepers who asked for healing- 12-`13 10 were instructed to show themselves to the priest and they were cleansed – 14 1 returned and thanked Christ and showed true gratitude 15-16 He was a Samaritan He had faith in Christ- He was truly changed   Children of Israel missed out on their true destiny 1 Corinthians 2:9 Romans 1:21 Hebrews 12:15 We honor God through gratitude Psalms 50:23 2 Corinthians 4:15 1 Thessalonians 5:18 We should be thankful in all situations Paul and Silas Acts 16: 25-26 1 Thessalonians 5: 18 Why should we be thankful to God Romans 6: 16-18 1 Corinthians 15: 16-18 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-3 When should we be thankful Psalms 44:8 Ephesians 5:4 and 20 Colossians 4:2 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Being truly thankful changes our way of thinking Philippians 4:8 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Keys to true thankfulness James 1:17 Isaiah 1:3 Stop complaining Stop comparing ourselves to others How do we know that we are truly thankful Being a blessing to others – Matthew 18: 32-35 What are the alternatives to thankfulness Thankfulness- selfishness Thankfulness- murmuring Thankfulness- pride Conclusion- Colossians 3:15 Learn to overlook the gift and love the giver

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