Thank God For One Another!
Who are you thankful for?
-Do they know this? Have you told them why?
-Are others thankful for YOU?
-how do you bless God and others with your life?
The Attitude of Thanks…
Founded on a personal relationship with God
“I give thanks to my God”
-God is the one who deserves the credit for great people in our lives
-God empowers us to have a thankful attitude!
Remains true in all circumstances
“for every remembrance of you”
-are these people perfect? Of course not!
-Paul chooses to remember the good times he has had with them
-we must choose to see the best in other people
Motivates us to pray
“always praying with joy for all of you”
-real thankfulness will prompt you to pray
-how often do you mention people you love in your prayers?
-prayer indicates how thankful we really are for someone
Grows as we actively serve the Lord together
“because of your partnership in the gospel”
-We are especially appreciative and close to other followers of Christ
-We also appreciate ACTIVE partners- other believers who are
growing spiritually, serving others in Christ’s name, helping others
find and follow Jesus personally.
-Who is walking with you in your faith? Working with you?
-Are YOU a good partner in the gospel?
Give thanks for…
-I am thankful for many people in my life,
-My St Joe family
-My extended spiritual family in previous churches, places
-My blood family- mom, dad, sisters, grandparents
-My home family- wife, children
Who has made a good and memorable impression on you?
-make plans to contact them, write, call, email, text, something!
-Paul was glad for people who were partnering with him to share Jesus
-He saw them as equals, not followers. On Mission together
-I am thankful for partners who help me
-share Jesus with our city
-share Jesus with my children
-Who is helping your share Jesus with the people you love most?
-Who is helping you grow spiritually?
A Prayer for who we are thankful for
Thank God for One Another!
Who are you thankful for?
-Will you tell them today, this week?
How will you demonstrate your thanks?
-Will you pray for them?
-Will you tell them you are praying for them?
Psalm 100 Responsive Reading
Reader reads the entire text
Congregation reads the text in BOLD with the Reader
1 Shout triumphantly to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.
3 Acknowledge that the Lord is God. He made us, and we are His - His people, the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name.
5 For the Lord is good, and His love is eternal;
His faithfulness endures through all generations.
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