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Thanksgiving & Prayer (Philippians 1:1-11)

This morning we begin a new sermon series on the Letter of Paul to the Philippians. Paul wrote this letter to the Christians/Saints in Philippi while he was imprisoned in Rome. Philippi was an important city to Paul. This was where Lydia was converted, Paul and Silas were imprisoned, and the “Philippian Jailer” was converted… Continue reading Thanksgiving & Prayer (Philippians 1:1-11)

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7 Reasons to Be Thankful (1 Thess 5:18)

Our circumstances do not dictate our thankfulness. This is why Christians are able to “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thess 5:18). We are to give thanks when our circumstances are good and when our circumstances are bad. We do not worship God because He gives us nice stuff. We do not worship God on… Continue reading 7 Reasons to Be Thankful (1 Thess 5:18)

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Thankful for You (James 4:1)

James asked in James 4:1, “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?” These warring passions can produce covetous desires that manifest themselves in quarrels and fights. When our covetous passions are aroused, we fight because we see other people as either… Continue reading Thankful for You (James 4:1)

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Give Thanks in All Circumstances (1 Thess 5:18)

I love Thanksgiving. One of the earliest memories I have of Thanksgiving is playing football in a field near my grandparents’ house with my cousins. I remember the turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, pies and lots of laughter. As I grow older, I still enjoy all those memories of Thanksgiving, and I am growing more appreciative… Continue reading Give Thanks in All Circumstances (1 Thess 5:18)

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Peace With God (Genesis 15:1-6)

On this fourth Sunday of Advent, we light the Angels Candle which symbolizes our peace with God.  Concerning this peace, this morning we shall discuss a very important story from the life of Abram (Abraham) in Genesis 15:1-6: After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram,… Continue reading Peace With God (Genesis 15:1-6)

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7 Reasons to Give Thanks (1 Thess 5:18)

God tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 to “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  We discussed last week that our thankfulness must not be based upon our feelings or our circumstances.  Rather, the basis for our thankfulness is the goodness and mercy of God. … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Give Thanks (1 Thess 5:18)

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Unthankful at Thanksgiving (1 Samuel 1)

If Disney World is “the happiest place on earth” and Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year” wouldn't it make sense that to be at Disney World on Christmas Day would mean that you are at the happiest place on earth during the most wonderful time of the year?  If so, why are… Continue reading Unthankful at Thanksgiving (1 Samuel 1)