G I VE . T H A N K S .
Part 2 — Thanks.
10 Reasons to Be Thankful
10. You’re here.
9. You’re loved.
8. You have a roof over your head.
7. You haven’t been given a fruitcake yet.
6. You’re forgiven.
5. You will eat today.
4. You’re not naked.
3. You’re not standing in line at Walmart.
2. You’re not going to hell.
1. You didn’t get trampled to death while shopping yesterday.
(Click HERE to read humorous poem Black Friday)
2 Corinthians 9:11-12 (NIV)
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
Luke 17:11-19 (NLT)
11 As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. 12 As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance, 13 crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 He looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy. 15 One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!” 16 He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan. 17 Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” 19 And Jesus said to the man, “Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you.”
If God is first in your life you will:
- Give Thanks.
5 Things That Will Prevent You From Giving
1 Timothy 6:17-19 (NLT)
17 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. 18 Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. 19 By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.
5 Reasons To Invest In The Church
1. JESUS died for it.
2. JESUS is the Head of it.
3. JESUS said He would build it.
4. JESUS said the gates of hell will not prevail against it.
5. JESUS chose it as the vehicle to advance His kingdom.
Matthew 16:18 (NLT)
Jesus said, “Upon this rock I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.
Colossians 1:18 (NLT)
Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything.
Ephesians 3:10 (NLT)
God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
Malachi 3:10 (MSG)
Bring your full tithe to the Temple treasury so there will be ample provisions in my Temple. Test me in this and see if I don’t open up heaven itself to you and pour out blessings beyond your wildest dreams.