Sermon for 11/21/2021 – “Grateful: Grateful Together”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-18 Final in the series Grateful In the first two messages of this series, we explored our personal understanding of gratitude and how to increase our thankfulness by practicing habits of gratitude. We talked about how we respond personally to God’s gifts following the pattern of gift and response. Today

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Sermon for 11/24/2019 – “Grateful”

Psalm 65; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Matthew 6:25-34 Final in the series “Grateful” This morning we conclude our November series that has focused on gratitude.  We’ve sought to increase our gratitude level and to grow in expressing our gratitude through a variety of suggested practices. We’ve been reminded that we have many reasons to give God

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Sermon for 11/17/2019 – “Cultivating Gratitude”

Psalm 136:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Ephesians 1:15-16 In the series “Grateful”       There’s a story about two friends who met on the street one day.  One looked forlorn, almost on the verge of tears. His friend asked, “What has the world done to you, my old friend?”  The sad fellow said, “Let me tell you: three

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Sermon for 11/10/2019 – “Thankful for Everything?”

In the series “Grateful” Philippians 4:4-7; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Last week we began a series of sermons called “Grateful.”  We said that we are made for gratitude and that gratitude is meant to be the rhythm of our lives.  We said our goal is for every one of us to grow in gratitude as a

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Sermon for 11/03/2019 – “Made for Gratitude”

Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 17:11-19 In the series “Grateful” It’s been said that there are two kinds of people in the world:  glass half-empty people and glass half-full people.  I want to suggest there is a third group that looks at the glass and says, “Excuse me, but there’s a smudge on the glass.”  These are

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