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SERMONS & MEDIA ON THANKSGIVING

Our sermon ideas on Thanksgiving will help you preach a powerful message. Prepare your messages on being thankful and giving God praise this Thanksgiving Sunday with sermon outlines or an entire sermon series.


THANKSGIVING SERMON OUTLINES

by Bob Ingle

G.K. Chesterton called gratitude ''the mother of all virtues''. One of the most significant changes that Jesus Christ wants to make in our hearts and lives is to transform us into people who are continually grateful.Psalm 30:11-12 says: ''You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my...

by Stan Coffey

In 1620, 102 Pilgrims had come to this continent to build a new world where they would be free to worship God. Soon fifty-six died due to starvation, disease and the cold winter. However, they did not give up. In 1621, 46 Pilgrims and 91 Indians met to give thanks for a bountiful harvest and for the preservation of their...

by Jerry Vines

Thanksgiving is a national holiday here in America. There's an interesting history to how the national day of Thanksgiving came about. You will recall the story of the Pilgrims who came. In 1621 they came here and established a colony. You may remember the story of Governor William Bradford and all of the hardships they endured. You may not know that...

by James Merritt

Anyone who understands the Book of Romans will certainly understand the Bible. Anyone who does not will certainly go amiss on God's Plan. We learn the great truth of GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS. We learn that the person who puts his faith in Christ has his sin question settled, and that there is no condemnation...

by Ken Trivette

I once came across an African proverb that says, "Even the hen lifteth her head toward heaven when swallowing her grain." How sad that many, who are daily recipients of multiplied blessings, never lift their head in thanks to the God who gave them. William Law, in his book A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, wrote: "Would you know who is the greatest saint...

by Daniel Rodgers

As you are aware, this coming Thursday is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time-horned tradition of setting aside a day for which to be thankful. Of course, Thanksgiving means different things to different people. For some it will be a time of feasting - all the great food: turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. We "gobble…

by J. Gerald Harris

I love to interact with the kids in our Christian school. I was walking down the hall last week, and I noticed that one of the classes had made some things to commemorate the Thanksgiving season. And so I asked the kids this question: What do you get if you cross a turkey with an ostrich? Do you know the answer to that question? All right, here's the answer...

by Steve Jones

Introduction: At the Thanksgiving lunch junior gorged himself on all of his favorite dishes: green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, turkey and dressing with gravy, cranberry sauce, homemade biscuits, followed by pumpkin pie, pecan pie, cherry pie and vanilla ice cream. Five hours later, the family gathered to eat again and...

by Johnny Hunt

Paul had just finished wrestling again with the essence of "the glorious gospel" and he literally exploded into a joyous celebration of his own personal relationship with Christ. Though he had known Jesus Christ for many years, Paul never got too far away from his conversion experience. The message that comes through his...

by Rex Yancey

A man and his wife on a strict diet, sat down at the table for a meatless meal, all steamed and all green. He looked at what was before him and said, ''You say the blessing. If I thank the Lord for this He'll know I'm lying!'' We are in Thanksgiving week. A week sanctioned and scheduled by the government. But there is a divinely scheduled Thanksgiving...

by Richard Bradley

Thanksgiving has come and gone for another year and that makes me a little sad because it's all about two of my favorite things: food and family; not necessarily in that order. We trace our celebration of Thanksgiving back to the 1621 Plymouth pilgrims who asked the colonists to join together for a time of fasting and feasting to...

by Jesse Hendley

Now friends, if you have your Bible turn with me to Philippians 4:6. My subject today is "With Thanksgiving." In Philippians 4:6 Paul says, "Be anxious for nothing: but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God...

by Dennis Marquardt

We live in a world of WORRY. The English word for "WORRY" comes from an old Anglo-Saxon word which means "to strangle." This is an apt description of the emotional pain we feel when we worry. What is strangled is our peace of mind. There is a way however to recapture peace of mind (and heart and soul!) even in the...

by Jimmy Evans

As in the story of Jesus and the ten lepers, we too find ourselves in a modern dilemma. i.e. of human ungratefulness toward God. As our society and even our own fallen flesh demands of us almost complete refusal to recognize God as the giver of life and everything good, it is critical that we make the proper choices...

by Tony Nester

Parents try to teach their children to say "Thank you" but it doesn't always work. I heard about one mother who went to the drugstore to pick up a prescription. She had her five year-old son with her. When the pharmacist gave her the medicine he handed the boy a piece of candy. "What do you say to the nice man," the mother said to her son. The little boy quickly…

by Chris Brown

GRATITUDE: IT'S WAY MORE THAN AN ATTITUDE! 1. It's a decision and an action. Luke 17:15, Philippians 4:4-7, Colossians 3:17 2. It's an act of humility. Luke 17:16, Deuteronomy 8:11-17 3. It draws us closer to God. Luke 17:12 and 16, Psalm 100:4, James 4:7-10, Romans 1:21 4. It's God's will...

by George H. Morrison

One of the uses of the harvest festival is to waken us to things we take for granted. We are always in peril of taking things for granted, especially in organized communities. The tinker,1 tramping along the highway can never take his firewood for granted; nor can the desert traveler take his water, so he has to shape his course to reach the wells. But in...

by Stephen Whitney

On September 16, 1620, 102 passengers boarded a ship called the Mayflower with the hope of finding religious freedom. After a 65 day voyage across the storm-tossed Atlantic the Pilgrims landed in Provincetown Massachusetts on November 21st. By the time spring came almost half of the people had died from...

by Donald Cantrell

She thought that her braid with the three hairs was so pretty. She had a wonderful day. The next day the young lady awoke and said: ''This will be a wonderful day''. She looked in the mirror to discover she had only two hairs. She pondered awhile, and decided she would part her hair down the middle. So she fixed her hair real pretty by...