This sermon is based on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
I think we would all agree that Thanksgiving is a great once-a-year holiday. I think we would also all agree that it would be a terrible thing if it became an every-week occurrence.
Think of all those turkeys, the relatives you would have to see every single week and all the weight you would gain week after week after week (but it may be worth it for an apple pie a week). Now, think if thanksgiving were a daily occurrence. What a headache that would be! But that’s Paul’s dream. In Thessalonians (1 Thess. 5:18) he says, “Give thanks in all circumstances.” And when Paul says “All circumstances,” he really means even more than every day; he means multiples times each day! But nothing would make Paul happier, because he knows what Robert Thomas says: “The true victories in life are won by Christ followers who are joyful, prayerful and thankful.” But how can we do this? How can we have thanksgiving every day? It’s all a matter of perspective, a perspective that allows us to find God and to see the needs of those around us. That is true thanksgiving! Join us for a two-week study which we are calling, The Thanksgiving Perspective. It promises to change the way you look at thanksgiving forever!