2011-11-20: Are You Truly Thankful?

Sermon: Are You Truly Thankful?
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Luke 17:11-19
Duration: 23:43
Size: 10.8 MB

Are You Truly Thankful?
Luke 17:11-19

Three aspects of thankfulness that we can to glean from this Scripture:

1: There are no good excuses for unthankfulness.

We as Americans love to make excuses.

In our story of the ten lepers, the nine that were not thankful probably had excuses that they thought were good for not coming back to thank Jesus.

Jesus expected every one of them to be thankful, and he expects that of Christians today.

2: Everyone has something to be thankful for.

God wants us to be thankful in all circumstances because we all have something to be thankful for.

We are a blessed people with much to be thankful for. We must be a more thankful people.

If you can attend church meetings without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than three billion in the world.

3: We as Christians need to set the bar for thankfulness.

Christians are called to be set apart from the world, yet only 10% of the population is acting that way.

When the church should have been setting the bar of thankfulness, the world was actually leading the way.

This week, I encourage you to make a list of everything you can think of that you can thank God for – and then do it.