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Blessing of Gratitude

1.    Gratitude is an expression of spiritual life

Luke 17, 11-18
Where are the nine?

2.   Gratitude brings glory to God

Acts 3, 7-11
We encourage others by being thankful.

3.    Receiving God’s grace in the work of salvation leads us to gratitude   

Ephesians 2, 4-10
Lack of gratitude can be a sign of being lost.

4.   A believer thanks for everything God has done

Philippians 4, 6
God knows what we need.

5.    A believer’s life needs to be characterized by gratitude

Colossians 3, 15-17
Lack of gratitude limits opportunities for witnessing.

6.    We are called to be thankful and to express gratitude

1 Thessalonians  5, 17-18
There is no situation when we should not be thankful.
Why a Christian should be thankful?

1.    God said so.
2.    Lack of gratitude is sin.
3.    Through gratitude we worship God.
4.    Through gratitude we open ways for ministry.
5.    By gratitude we encourage others to live for God and serve Him.
6.    Gratitude multiplies peace in believer’s heart.

Psalm 50, 14

James N. Spurgeon wrote:

'A job is at your choice; a ministry is at Christ's call. In a job you expect to receive; in a ministry you expect to give. In a job you give something to get something; in a ministry you return something that has already been given to you. A job depends on your abilities; a ministry depends on your availability to God. A job done well brings you praise; a ministry done well brings honour to Christ.'

This ministry is to bring honour to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!

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