Sunday Morning Message by Pastor Russell Dean
As was intended in the beginning, Thanksgiving was to be more a Holy Day than a holiday.
The smallest gifts are overlooked and under appreciated. It’s the hard times that bring recognition and gratitude.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A GRATEFUL PERSON?
1. Grateful People Remember
We are to remember to rejoice. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 says to “rejoice always”.
2. Grateful People Respond
Grateful people respond in humility.
1 Thessalonians 5:16 reminds us to respond with rejoicing in adversity as well as jubilant times.
3. Grateful People Recognize
They recognize the goodness of God.
Recognize that grateful people recognize they need to be in a state of prayer each and every day.
Verse 18 says to be thankful “in everything” not “for everything”.
CAPTAIN EDDIE RICKENBACKER
Phillipians 4: 19