Thanksgiving - More Than A Holiday by David Cawston

Thanksgiving - More Than a Holiday
David Cawston
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Introduction:
Thanksgiving needs to be the attitude of the believer at all times. This is God's will!

Illustration: December 31st 1993 Nancy and Heather going to Tulsa and Nancy's wallet stolen at the Philadelphia Airport.

We don't have to be thankful for all things but we must learn to have a heart and attitude of thankfulness in all things.

That was the picture that the Pilgrims left. They were thankful that in their difficulties. With cold and hardship and tragedies that God was with them in them all

Thanksgiving was a way of life for the early Christians. We should follow their example and learn from them.

I. Thanksgiving in Worship

Luke 24:52-53
52 And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
53 and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen. (NKJ)

A. Thank God for a Risen ascended Savior.
B. Thank God for fellowship with other believers.
C. Thank God for the Presence of the Holy Spirit
D. Thank God for Salvation and Eternal Life


II. Thanksgiving in Trials

Acts 27:33-36
33 And as day was about to dawn, Paul implored them all to take food, saying, 'Today is the fourteenth day you have waited and cont ...


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