Thanksgiving message

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  1. baptistteacher

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    Just wondering what kind of message or special service you will be having related to Thanksgiving.

    I am working on Psalm 34.
    I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    (Psalms 34:1, KJV).


    Will start out by asking when we should praise the Lord, and writing them on a White board. That will keep these thoughts before them the whole time.

    My message will be short, as I like to give people a chance to publicly give thanks to God for something or someone.
     
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    Mine too will be short, and I also will have a time for people to publically give thanks to God.

    You can Click Here to see the powerpoint that goes along with my sermon.
    I will also be singing "Cry out to Jesus" right before the sermon.
     
  3. LeBuick

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    I preach the same message every year....

    Remembering Zion​

    Psalms 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
    2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
    3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
    4 How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?

    I start out with the year of challenges and accomplishments at the Church. Try to remember the saints who have gone to be with the Lord (we have a good size list this year).

    I think this year I am going the Nomad direction, tent dwellers who are in the land but not of the land. I'll probably bring in Abrham and his journey for the promise land never making any of his stoping points his home. I simultaniously deal with the text from the perspective that we, Gods children have another home with a building not made by hands. We are in the world but not of this world.

    This message always closes with Zion being a place in your heart that no one, not even your captors in captivity can take away from ya.

    Hopefully I'll keep it to around a half hour....
     
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    I am not doing a "thanksgiving" message. I am staying with my current series in Acts. Tomorrow will be Acts 23:1-11.
     
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    I'm preaching a Thanksgiving message from Psalm 100.
     
  8. Tom Bryant

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    I'm staying with my series on James. I rarely do special holiday sermons. I do 2 for Christmas and 1 for Easter. Don't do anything special in terms of sermons for mothers or fathers day.
     
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    I changed from the nomad direction and will discuss;

    1. how tough it is to seek spiritual perfection in a carnal world. (By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.)

    2. How thankful we ought to be that Christ grace sufficiently perfects us even in our weaknesses.

    3. What a loving God we have who would love a sinner like we. (The reason we can sing songs of Zion even in a strange land)


    We have a young man who was really trying to turn his life around. He just received 25 years in the pen. The other two guys who were with him are dead so I do know we still have much to be thankful for. Even when our ignorance keeps us down.
     

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