Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day today. Enjoy the family togetherness, the big meal and the football and basketball games on TV.

But sometime today, perhaps several times today, remember to give thanks to the Lord, for He came in the flesh to die for us and rose again that we might have eternal life with Him.

He gives us many blessings, and we thank Him for every one of them, but most of all we thank Him for the gift of eternal life with Him.

Psalm 69 (New International Version):

29 But as for me, afflicted and in pain—
may your salvation, God, protect

30 I will praise God’s name in song
and glorify him with

31 This will please the LORD more than an ox,
than a bull with its horns and hooves.

Psalm 95:1-2:

1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of
our salvation.

2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol
him with music and song.

3 For the LORD is the great God,
the great
King above all gods.

Psalm 100:4:

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
thanks to him and praise his name.

I Corinthians 10:15-17:

15 I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.

16 Is
not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the
blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body
of Christ?

17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body,
for we all share the one loaf.

Ephesians 5:3-5:

3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any
kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.

4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which
are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.

5 For of this you can be
sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any
inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Philippians 4:5-7:

5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

6 Do not be
anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

7 And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in
Christ Jesus.

Colossians 3:16-17:

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 your hearts.

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.

Here's one of the songs we sang at church Sunday:

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