Sermons tagged with ‘Thanksgiving’

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Thankful Heart

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People who give thanks are healthier and happier. They have more friends, they do better at school, and they thrive at work. Being grateful has fantastic benefits. If you deal with depression or anxiety, giving thanks can help tremendously. But we frequently forget to give thanks. Often there is a gratitude gap in our lives. In this message, we find ways to make Thanksgiving a rhythm in our life.

Finding an Abundant Life

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We accumulate. Once we have that new item we go on to the next thing. We buy the iPhone 12 and then think about the new features that are in the upcoming iPhone 13 that will go on sale soon. The desire for stuff can direct our actions. We can still be unhappy after having a lot of stuff. If life doesn’t consist in the abundance of possessions, where do we find a meaningful life? Fortunately Jesus told us He came so we might have life abundantly.

Returning to Give Thanks

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One key to deal with the stress and worries of today is to focus on what we are thankful about. Thanksgiving day is not a one day occurrence. It is a daily remembrance of all the blessings we have been given. In this message we will use an old tool to refocus our life around giving thanks.

Grumbling or Gratitude

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In 1 Thessalonians 5:16 we are told to give thanks in all circumstances. That is hard to stomach. It’s hard to believe we should give thanks for cancer, death of a child, war or other tragedies. Fortunately there is one word that clarifies the whole issue and makes this verse extremely helpful.

Sustaining Joy

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Being thankful is not enough. There is one more step to take. One more step that makes it real. Jesus pointed this out after he healed ten lepers and only one returned to thank him. What was different about the one?

Gold Canyon United Methodist Church