Portrait of the blood

Illustration When evangelist John Wesley was returning home from a service one night. He was robbed. The thief, however, found his victim to have only a little money and some Christian literature. As the bandit was leaving, Wesley called out, “Stop! I have something more to give you” pointing a tract to him. The surprised robber paused. “My friend,” said Wesley, “You may live to regret this sort of life later. If you ever do, here’s something and remember: ‘The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses Continue reading →

Giving Thanks | Thanksgiving Sermon

Today we are celebrating thanksgiving for this year that God has blessed us with. Shakespeare said, “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child.” “Ingratitude, thou marble-hearted fiend.” Even Shakespeare recognized what it is to have ingratitude. GIVING THANKS Ephesians 5:18-20 18Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20always Continue reading →

Thanksgiving 2017

A thanksgiving day sermon. Three attitudes of people when it comes to thanksgiving. 1 Corinthians 4:7 For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not? Illustration: An elderly lady was well-known for her faith, & for her boldness in talking about it. Each morning she would go out on her front porch & greet the new day by shouting, “PRAISE THE LORD! Continue reading →

Thanksgiving 2015

Points Covered: Reason for thanklessness, seven things that corrupt our thanksgiving, Biblical examples of thanksgiving, why should we give thanks to God for? 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. That means in connection with everything that occurs in life give thanks. No matter what circumstances, no matter what struggle, vicissitude, trial, or testing, be thankful. No matter what the situation we are to find reason to thank God. The overarching principle that sets thanksgiving Continue reading →

Thanksgiving 2014

Points Covered: A sermon to be preached for thanksgiving service. This sermon focuses on seven reasons for thanksgiving. Seven reasons for giving thanks to God. Psalm 136:1-3 1Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. 2Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. 3Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. Today is City Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday. What a great time it is to thank God: God has brought us to the last week Continue reading →

Ways to thank God.

Points Covered: This sermon gives us three simple ways to thank God. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 INTRODUCTION: Rudyard Kipling, author of “The Jungle Book”, at one time was so popular that his writings were getting ten shillings per word (about Rs. 500/-). A few college students, however, didn’t appreciate Kipling’s writings; they facetiously sent him a letter enclosing ten shillings. It read, “Please, send us your best word.” They got back a letter from Kipling, “Thanks.” Well today is the last Sunday of 2013 and this is Continue reading →

Perspective on Thanksgiving

Points Covered: This blog gives us three simple perspective on thanksgiving. Be expressive & Be expansive. Psalm 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Ephesians 5:19-20 19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 16Be joyful always; 17pray continually; 18give thanks in all circumstances, Continue reading →

Thank God

INTRODUCTION: Today is the last Sunday of the year 2010. We have titled today as Thanksgiving Sunday for God’s protection and guidance for this year. Let us turn our attention to: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. We are to rejoice and thank God for the precious days of 2010. The Bible does not ask us to give thanks to God for all circumstances but rather in all Continue reading →