The Two Most Important Things to be Thankful For

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We are so blessed as followers of Jesus that we have many things to be thankful for. Here are what I consider to be the two most important things we can give thanks for as believers. I hope you agree.

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The Two Most Important Things to be Thankful For

  1. 1. A TIME TO REMEMBER & GIVE THANKS FOR T H E T W O G R E AT E S T G I F T S GOD HAS GIVEN US
  2. 2. MANKIND’S GREATEST GIFT COMES FROM MANKIND'S G R E AT E S T P R O B L E M
  3. 3. M A N K I N D ’ S G R E AT E S T P R O B L E M ? • War? • Disease? • Fear? • Poverty? • Hopelessness? • Disasters? • Death?
  4. 4. M A N K I N D ’ S G R E AT E S T P R O B L E M I S : T H E G R E AT E S T W E A P O N OF MASS DESTRUCTION
  5. 5. SIN
  6. 6. GOD SEES SIN AS: • Transgression: going beyond the lints God sets • To miss the mark (purpose, goal, target, standard) • 1 John 3:4: “Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.” • Sin violates the loving laws of a loving God • Things we do, think or say contrary to God’s will • (More on sin at http://www.ucg.org/christian-living/how-does-bible-define-sin/
  7. 7. T H E T W O M O S T I M P O R TA N T T R U T H S OF THE ENTIRE BIBLE
  8. 8. BECAUSE ALL MANKIND HAS SINNED ALL MANKIND IS DOOMED TO HELL FOREVER…
  9. 9. E V E RY O N E H A S S I N N E D Rom.3:23 - "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” ! Rom.3:10: “as it is written, "There is none righteous, not even one.” ! (Psalm 14:3) - "They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one."
  10. 10. B U T… • Jesus came to seek and save sinners!
  11. 11. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
  12. 12. O U R G R E AT E S T R E A S O N T O G I V E T H A N K S GOD’S FORGIVENESS OF OUR SINS
  13. 13. BECAUSE OUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN • WE AVOID THE WRATH OF GOD FOR OUR SINS • WE ESCAPE THE ETERNAL FIRES OF HELL • WE RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE & ABUNDANT LIFE • OUR SPIRITS ARE ALIVE FOREVER • WE SHARE IN THE INHERITANCE OF JESUS • WE ARE ADOPTED AS GOD’S CHILDREN
  14. 14. D O N O T TA K E F O R G I V E N E S S OF SINS FOR GRANTED
  15. 15. GOD DOESN’T
  16. 16. D E U T. 2 8 : S I N H A S A L W A Y S C R E A T E D T W O G R O U P S O F P E O P L E BLESSED OR CURSED
  17. 17. JEREMIAH 24: GOD DIVIDES JERUSALEM INTO TWO GROUPS TWO BASKETS OF FIGS
  18. 18. AT THE END OF TIME, GOD SEES O N LY T W O K I N D S O F P E O P L E
  19. 19. T O T H E G O A T S , G O D W I L L S A Y: “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels…” Matt. 25:41
  20. 20. F O R G I V E N E S S A V O I D S G O D ’ S W R AT H John 3:36: “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him”~~Jesus ! Hebrews 10:26-31: “If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God…It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
  21. 21. T H E S E C O N D G R E AT E S T T H I N G S T O B E G R AT E F U L F O R WE CAN HELP OTHERS GET THEIR SINS FORGIVEN
  22. 22. JESUS’ LAST COMMAND T H E R E G R E AT C O M M I S S I O N
  23. 23. JESUS SENT T H E M O U T. . And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give. Matt 10:8

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