SF465 - HOW TO HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING (Psalm 105 1-5)
HOW TO HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING
Thanksgiving brings to mind lots of things.
Joke about 92 year old getting married.
Written after the return from Babylon.
They were thankful that they could come home.
1A. REJOICE (vv.1-2)
1B. Praise to His Name
1C. With your hands
“thanks” = to hold up or out your hands in praise.
2C. With all your heart
“call” = cry out or to loudly proclaim carries the idea of deep feelings.
3C. With your voice
“sing” = He likes to hear you sing
2B. Proclaim His Fame
1C. For His past accomplishments (1b)
“done” = His exploits/victories
2C. For His present activity (2b)
“wonderful” = great, impossible
What supernatural act has God performed in your life? - lately?
2A. RETURN (3-4)
1B. Seek Him
1C. Celebrate Him
“glory” = celebrate and to boast.
2C. Choose His
“hearts” = the center of the will.
2B. Serve Him
1C. Follow Him
“Look” = to follow after
“strength” = majesty
Act like a prince - because that is what you are!
Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
2C. Face Him
“face” = His person/ his presence
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
3A. REMEMBER (5)
1B. His Greatness
“wonders” = same as above - great impossible feats
1 Chronicles 16:25
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
2B. His Glory
“miracles” = an open, obvious movement of God often used to describe a sign.
1 Peter 2:12
Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
3B. His Goodness
“judgments” = God judgement on sin or God’s Word/law.
God has and will always judge sin - justly!
What kind of thanksgiving will you have?
1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.