Today, in America, we celebrate a national holiday called “Thanksgiving.” It is a day that is to be given over to giving thanks to God for all his wonderful blessings and provisions, for it originated as a harvest festival. And, it is traditionally celebrated with a meal of Turkey, bread stuffing (dressing), cranberry sauce, mashed … Continue reading Truly Thankful
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Psalm 100:1-2 ESV What is joyful to the Lord? What brings him delight and pleasure? It is us, his saints, delighting in his righteousness and in his laws, which are for us to follow. … Continue reading The Sheep of His Pasture
Psalm 138:1-3 ESV I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. On the day … Continue reading He Will Fulfill His Purpose
Colossians 4:2 ESV Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Sometimes, when I have heard people talk about the need to “read your Bible and pray,” I have found that their perception of prayer is of a very specific time set apart each day for talking to God, oftentimes specifically for bringing … Continue reading Prayer, Preaching, Perception
Psalm 100:1-2 NIV Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. This is a call to the whole earth to worship God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But, by worship is not meant ritual or tradition or religious rites. Worship is not … Continue reading God is Good!
An Original Work / November 22, 2018 On this Thanksgiving Day, What is it you say? Do your words honor God, Or are you a fraud? Is your heart full of praise? Your lips to him raise? Such honor, you give him, Because you believe him? Are you thankful he died On a cross for … Continue reading On Thanksgiving Day
Colossians 3:1-4 NIV Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your … Continue reading Giving Thanks