Celebrating God's Goodness

Part 5: Stories of Thanksgiving

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Over the past several weeks, we have learned so much from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Thessalonica. This church was a joyful, prayerful, and thankful church. And, this is God’s desire for each of us. God wants us to enjoy life always, to grow in our prayer life, and to develop an attitude of gratitude. This Thanksgiving we all have so much for which to be thankful. Take time this week to truly express your gratitude to God as well as to the family, friends, and church family God has put around you. Let’s be joyful, prayerful, and thankful every day.


If you are available and willing, God will provide opportunities to both affirm, and build up, those around you. 
Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 1 Thessalonians 5:12

Gratitude, coupled with joy and prayer, is a winning combination! 
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Only because of Jesus can you have a heart of thanksgiving, no matter what circumstances come your way. 
“Grumbling and gratitude are, for the child of God, in conflict. Be grateful and you won’t grumble. Grumble and you won’t be grateful.” - Billy Graham

When I see how faithful God is, peace is always the result!  
The One who calls you is faithful, and He will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24

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