Thanksgiving – Once or Always
Bulletin: October 11, 2015
- Praise: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (lyrics & melody, video, contemporary, background, 2, meditation)
- Preparation: Count Your Blessings (lyrics & melody, video, contemporary, C&W, background, 2, meditation)
- Response: Now Thank We All Our God (lyrics, melody and background, video, 2, 3, contemporary, meditation)
Rev. Mark McKim
Is God vain or does he have some kind of inferiority complex?
Always wanting our thanks and appreciation? Is that why the Bible is full of exhortations to praise and thank God? Why Christians are always singing hymns and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God? Is there something about giving thanks that is critical or important to who we are as human beings? And what about the business in Scripture about giving thanks in all things? Are you serious?! People find themselves in all sorts of situations and predicaments in which giving thanks would seem a truly bizzare thing to do.
This being Thanksgiving Sunday, these would seem good questions to consider.