Spontaneous Thanksgiving

January 03, 2021

1. We are _______ to come into God’s ________ to worship and celebrate our God. (Vrs. 1,2,4)
.....A. ___________ is the atmosphere of this occasion. (v. 1-2)
.....B. Our worship is characterized by our ______  __________ of gratitude and praise. (v. 4)
2. God is ______ of our worship. (Vrs. 3,5)
.....A. Because of ___ He is. (v. 3)
..........What does thanksgiving do?
..........1) It gives _______________ to the giver.
..........2) It demonstrates ____________.
.....B. Because of ___ we are. (v. 3)
..........1) He made us – we are “His” created beings.
..........2) We are His people. He purchased our salvation.
..........3) We are His sheep. We are under His constant care.
..........4) Thanksgiving is to characterize who we are.
.....C. Because of ____ He has done. (v. 5)
..........1) He gives us good things because He is good.
..........2) He loves us unconditionally and constantly because He is love.
..........3) He is faithful in keeping his promises because He is faithful.
.............Why is thanksgiving important?
.............a) It takes our eyes ___ of ourselves.
.............b) It is a ___________  ____ of worship.
.............Things that can keep us from giving thanks:
.............a) Our self-centered attitude of ___________.
.............b) The _______ that we live in.
.............c) _________ ourselves with others.
.............d) _____________.
3. Practical ways to develop the _____ of giving thanks.
.....A. Write down __________ and read them daily.
.....B. ____ a list. (Take Inventory, Count your blessings)
.....C. Occasionally, take a “__________ walk” and give thanks.
.....D. Place creative _________ in conspicuous places that will help you _____________ give God thanks.