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11/30/08 Thanksgiving Home

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11/30/08 Thanksgiving Home

  1. 1. Spirit of Entitlement Deadly to Our Lives
  2. 2. Grumbling Hell and destruction are never satisfied; and never satisfied are the eyes of man. Proverbs 13:20
  3. 3. Grumbling For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water…. So the people grumbled against Moses…” Exodus 15:22-24
  4. 4. Grumbling In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. Exodus 16:2
  5. 5. Grumbling <ul><ul><li>“ If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.”  Exodus 16:3 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Grumbling <ul><ul><li>In the morning you will see the glory of the Lord, because He has heard your grumbling against Him . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exodus 16:7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Grumbling <ul><ul><ul><li>Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the Lord … </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Numbers 11:1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Grumbling <ul><ul><ul><li>… and when he heard them His anger was aroused. Then fire from the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>   Numbers 11:1  </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Gratitude <ul><ul><ul><li>Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances , for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  1 Thess. 5:16-18  </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Gratitude <ul><ul><ul><li>An Antidote to Anger . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ephesians 5:4 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Gratitude <ul><ul><ul><li>An Antidote to Anxiety . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Philippians 4:6 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Gratitude <ul><ul><ul><li>A Springboard to Hope . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>   Isaiah 51:3 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Gratitude <ul><ul><ul><li>A Springboard to Joy . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession to the house of God, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng.  Psalm 42:4 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Gratitude <ul><ul><ul><li>Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Psalm 100:4 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Gratitude <ul><ul><ul><li>The Wonder of Grace . </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Gratitude <ul><ul><ul><li>The Wonder of Grace . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, “I have just bought a field, and I must go and se it. Please excuse me.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>   Luke 24:18 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Gratitude <ul><ul><ul><li>The Wonder of Grace . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Another said, “I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>    Luke 24:19 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Gratitude <ul><ul><ul><li>The Wonder of Grace . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Still another, “I just got married, so I can’t come.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>    Luke 24:20 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Gratitude <ul><ul><ul><li>The Wonder of Grace . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… The owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, “Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>      Luke 24:21 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Gratitude <ul><ul><ul><li>The Wonder of Grace . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.”     </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Luke 24:21 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Gratitude <ul><ul><ul><li>The Wonder of Grace . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks .” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Romans 1:21 </li></ul></ul></ul>

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