Sermon 11.18.12 - Gratefulness

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Sermon 11.18.12 - Gratefulness

  1. 1. 11.16.121 Thessalonians 5:16-19Gratefulness
  2. 2. 1 Thessalonians 5
  3. 3. Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord!
  4. 4. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
  5. 5. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were calledto peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in yourhearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
  6. 6. 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our LordJesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritanceis kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faithare shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
  7. 7. 6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though nowfor a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with aninexpressible and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
  8. 8. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually,18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
  9. 9. 6 Donot be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, presentyour requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends allunderstanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  10. 10. • Prioritize Thanksgiving in your prayers• Ask God to sensitize you to complaining• Utilize Spiritual Songs• Thank people who bless you• Reflect on those less fortunate than you• Hang around grateful people

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