Luke 17:11-19 (KJV) And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? 18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. 19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
The centerpiece of our worship is when we listen to God in His Word.
What is the gain for us in having God's Word?
Why should we sing and celebrate? Exodus 15:20, Deut. 6:4
If people do not listen, what is next? Acts 7:42. Rom. 1:24,26,28.
So, what is your heart to do, while you sing? Eph. 5:19-20
David addressed this song to His own heart; we remind ourselves to express thankfulness for God's favor.
On a personal note. (v.1-5)
Good reasons to worship Him. (v.6-18)
Everyone, worship God with me! (v.19-22)
How do we convince ourselves and others to worship?
Where did our sicknesses go? Matthew 8:16-17
What is God like, and what is our rejoinder? Exodus 34:5-7
Why would others be motivated to join in? Dt. 8:10-14, Is. 55:6-9
Colossians chapter 1 will be our entire attention this Lord's day. In the morning we will begin with 1.1-8 and in the evening we will continue at 1.9-14. In both texts thanksgiving looms large. In the morning the amazing grace of Jesus Christ in saving us is front and center as our reason for thanksgivingScripture Reading: Colossians 1.1-14
Text: Colossians 1.1-8
Message: "Thanksgiving 3: Gospel Hope"
Theme: Believers give thanks for all in whom the fruits of eternal hope burst forth
Believers are called "holy" and "faithful": Why?
We are thankful for fruit as proof
We are thankful for hope, the source of these fruits
Believers rejoice to see this fruit of hope world-wide: How?
Anxiety is the wrong normal. We worry about all the things of life, but the sad paradox is that this anxiety shortens our health and life. How do we give our worries to the Lord? By prayer. If God has adopted us as His son or daughter, then we are welcome to come into His throne room and lay out our worries before Him. The answer to our problems is not removing them; it is Who we go to with them.
It is in difficult situations that our Christianity is proved. If Paul could thank God in prison, can we not thank Him in the midst of the liberties and blessings we enjoy? When we go to Jesus Christ, we will find comfort for our souls.
What is our mind focused on? If our eyes are always on our problems, we will never have true peace. Let the peace of Christ guard and keep your mind so that your life may be filled with thanks to Him!
Would it be okay for evil in this world to never go unpunished? Would God actually be good if he allowed them to go unpunished? If God didn't punish these acts, could we actually trust him? By looking at the past and recounting God's actions, we can praise him for his faithfulness. What we find is that as we praise him for the past, our trust in him grows for his future faithfulness.
This passage explores Jesus' profound words about bringing a sword, not of violence but truth, dividing humanity into those who accept the fallen state of man and those who don't. The sermon delves into the symbolism of the sword, representing the challenges and conflicts believers may face in their journey of faith. It emphasizes the importance of standing firm in the face of adversity, embracing the truth of Christ, and being willing to prioritize divine values over worldly ties, even within one's own family. Furthermore, the sermon draws attention to the promise of a King's Reward, highlighting the ultimate fulfillment and blessings that await those who remain steadfast in their commitment to Christ. Through reflections on Matthew 10:34-42, the sermon encourages gratitude for both the challenges and rewards that come with aligning with the King's purpose.
This Samaritan was a stranger to the things of God. But after he was healed of his leprosy, he was the only one to turn back and give glory to God. This man was made whole, but his gratitude demonstrated in coming back to give thanks to Christ.
This sermon was preached on November 26, 2023 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, a mission work of Calvary Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America located in Woodruff, South Carolina. Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr. preached this sermon entitled "A Thanksgiving Mandate" on Psalm 67. For more information about Antioch Presbyterian Church, please visit antiochpca.com or contact us at [email protected].
This Week on "The Friends of Israel Today" Radio:
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! As we celebrate the holiday of gratitude, there's no better time to study Scripture's teachings about thankfulness—specifically the laws for saying "thank you" to God laid out in Leviticus. Giving thanks is a circular act in a relationship with God, not a one-and-done deal. What does that look like for you? Find out in this week's Thanksgiving-themed episode, and find out how an Israelite could manage to eat 200 pounds of lamb in one day!
Link to Show Notes: https://radio.foi.org/2023/11/22/november-25-2023-a-thanksgiving-from-leviticus/
Because our King has rescued us, our response is singing for joy.
Our rescue. (v.1-3)
Our victory song. (v.4-6)
Our back-up chorus. (v.7-9)
How ought one to respond to being rescued?
What was the source of our rescue? Hebrews 10:14
How do people respond to a good King? 1 Kings 1:39-40
How can inanimate objects respond to a King? Is.55:12
This message is about contrasting the sin of unthankfulness with having an attitude of thankfulness to God in all things. The Bible has more to say on this subject than you may think.
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