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(Sunday Dec. 19, 2021) Engaging the Wonders of Thanksgiving Jn 6:9-15 (Part 1)

What is Thanksgiving

  • Acknowledging God as the one behind all the good things around us – Jn. 3:27/ 1 Cor. 4:7/ 2Cor. 4:7
  • It is the recounting of God’s loving kindness in our lives. –Psa.103:1-5/ Psa. 118:23                      
  • It is ascribing all the glory to God for where we are – 1Cor. 15:10 / 1Sam. 2:9 /Rom. 9:16

What does Thanksgiving offer?

  • When we give God thanks for what He has done, we remind Him of what remains – Luk. 17:11-19.
  • Only the truly thankful can be truly joyful; and joy enhances health and vitality among others –Jam.5:14/Pro. 17:22
  • Thanksgiving empowers our stewardship to be profitable – Deut. 28:47-48/ Phi. 1:15-18
  • But thanksgiving is a spiritual channel for realization of our glorious destiny – Rom. 8:29-30/                         Hab. 3:17-19
  • When thanksgiving becomes our lifestyle, breakthrough becomes our identity – Hab. 4: 17-19/ Psa. 67:5-7
  • When thanksgiving becomes our way of life, we continue to see prophecies fulfilled in our lives – Rom. 4: 16-21/ 1Thes. 5:18/ Heb. 10:36.

(Sunday Dec. 26, 2021) Engaging the Wonders 0of Thanksgiving Jn 6:9-15 (Part 1)

  • Every genuine thanksgiving usually results into praise, which brings God’s presence down to us that triggers a turnaround – Psa. 100:4/ Psa. 22:3/ Psa. 114:1-7
  • This is why thanksgiving is vital to anyone that desires to experience turnaround in life                                       – Psa. 24:7-10/ Act. 16:25-30
  • We saw how Lazarus came back to life after four days in the grave through the power of thanksgiving – Jhn 11:39-44
  • Thanksgiving releases fresh oil that triggers supernatural victory in the battles of life                                                 – Psa. 92:1-2/10-11
  • Thanksgiving empowers covenant people to flourish even in hard times – Psa. 92:1-2/12-15

But we must beware of the cost of not giving thanks

  • Lack of thanksgiving can turn our glory to shame – Mal. 2:1-2
  • Lack of thanksgiving can stop our way forward – Luk. 17:17-19
  • Lack of thanksgiving can lead believers to captivity – Jer. 13:15-17
  • Lack of thanksgiving destroys just as pride does – Psa. 28:5
  • We are here today, both as a Church and as individuals to pay our debt of thanksgiving, thereby setting the pace for God’s agenda for us in 2022 – Luk. 17:17
  • Everything that has breath owes God thanks – Lam. 3:22-23/ Psa. 150:6

Jesus is Lord!

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