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Delightful Duty of Thanksgiving

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Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,   Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;

What are you thankful for?

I love the mercy of God.
I love being loved by God.
I love being treated graciously and kindly and patiently by God.
I love being accepted and forgiven by God.
I love God’s grace toward me.
I love chicken wings
I am thankful for the seasons

What is about God for which you are thankful?

I love that he’s the kind of God who didn’t spare his own Son.
I love that he’s the kind of God who justifies the ungodly.
I love that he’s the kind of God that gives to the least deserving the greatest blessing — namely, himself.

We magnify the name of God with song and Thanksgiving

Psalm 69:30 (KJV 1900)
Psalm 69:30 KJV 1900
30 I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify him with thanksgiving.
30 I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify him with thanksgiving.

What we know about God binds us to a duty to praise His name

2 Thessalonians 2:13–14 (KJV 1900)
2 Thessalonians 2:13–14 KJV 1900
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Delightful Duty

It says “bound:; implies duty.
“Gratitude is the kind of duty that, if you experience it as burden, you haven’t experienced it yet.”
It comes from four reasons — which come from knowledge, which come from the word — about how God saved the Thessalonians.
You are v. 13brethren beloved of the Lord
By God’s grace we were v.14 “called you by our gospel”
The aim of this call was v.14to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
2 Corinthians 4:15 (KJV 1900)
2 Corinthians 4:15 KJV 1900
15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
Redound - cause/rebound/
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Look what you have done for the Thessalonian church. Thank you.
Look what you have done for Vision Baptist Church. Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.
“True gratitude is not work it’s an overflow of a sense of being treated better than you deserve.”

Invitation

Psalm 34:3 (KJV 1900)
Psalm 34:3 KJV 1900
3 O magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt his name together.
3 O magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt his name together.

God Is Infinite – He is Self-Existing, Without Origin

Colossians 1:17 KJV 1900
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
This humbles us. There are truthes about God that we cannot even comprehend

God Is Immutable – He Never Changes

Mal 3:6 “6 For I am the Lord, I change not; Therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”
Malachi 3:6 KJV 1900
6 For I am the Lord, I change not; Therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
This brings great joy
What all this means, very simply, is that God is dependable!

God Is Self-Sufficient – He Has No Needs

John 5:26 KJV 1900
26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
never works from a deficient
Because God is self-sufficient, we can go to him to satisfy all our needs.

God is Omnipotent – He Is All Powerful

Psalm 33:6 KJV 1900
6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; And all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

God Is Good – He Is Infinitely, Unchangingly Kind and Full of Good Will

Psalm 34:8 KJV 1900
8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: Blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
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