Attitude of Gratitude
Ephesians 5:19,20; 1 Thessalonians 5:18
2. Critical spirit and constant complaining
6. This morning I would like to share with you three things we learn about thanksgiving from the Bible.
THANKSGIVING SHOULD BE EXPRESSED
You say thank you to God when you;
Spend time with Him (not just 1 hr a week)
When you forgive others
When you serve in His church
When you share His Plan of salvation
When you reach out to hurting people
When you give God the best of your TTT
When you praise Him enthusiastically from the heart
OUR THANKSGIVING SHOULD BE EXPANSIVE
OUR THANKSGIVING IS EXPECTED
1) This is the mark of a Growing Christian.
2) Our thanksgiving is also the mark of a Giving Christian.
3) A Glowing Christian.
"Dear Mom: Sorry I haven’t written sooner. My arm really has been broken. I broke it, and my left leg, when I jumped from he second floor of my dormitory...when we had the fire. We were lucky. A young service station attendant saw the blaze and called the Fire Department. They were there in minutes. I was in the hospital for a few days. Paul, the service station attendant, came to see me every day. And because it was taking so long to get our dormitory liveable again, I moved in with him. He has been so nice. I must admit that I am pregnant. Paul and I plan to get married just as soon as he can get a divorce. I hope things are fine at home. I’m doing fine, and will write more when I get the chance. Love, Your daughter, Susie
P.S. None of the above is true. But I did get a "C" in Sociology and flunked Chemistry. I just wanted you to receive this news in its "Proper Perspective!"
An experiment was done in New York’s Central Park where an advertizing firm dressed a man up as a blind man and gave him a cup to collect money. One day they put a sign around his neck that read, "I’m Blind." On that day he collected about $4.00. The next day they dressed him the same way, placed him in the same place but changed the sign to read, "It’s Spring and I’m Blind." That day he collected nearly $40.00. That day, those people realized how blessed they were by the beautiful flowers, birds, the sunrise and sunset.