by Roger Thomas

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Thanksgiving Is More than Turkey (19 of 20)
Series: Forever Living in A Whatever World
Roger Thomas
Philippians 4:10-13

Introduction: It's Thanksgiving Day. The aroma of roast turkey fills Charlie Brown's house. Snoopy, outside, lying on top of his doghouse, smells that aroma. He is thinking, "It's Thanksgiving Day. Everybody eats turkey on Thanksgiving Day." He lies there, watching the back door, eagerly awaiting his Thanksgiving dinner.

Finally, the door opens. Here comes Charlie Brown with a bowl of dog food. He sets it on the ground. Snoopy gets off his house. He stares at the dog food with a forlorn look on his face. He thinks, "Just because I'm a dog, I have to eat dog food on Thanksgiving Day." The final scene shows him looking at the dog food more intently. He is thinking, "It could be worse. I could be the turkey."

My favorite Thanksgiving story is about the middle-aged man in Phoenix who calls his son in New York and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing. Forty-five years of misery is enough." "Pop, what are you talking about?" the surprised son protests.

"We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the old man says. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her." Then he hangs up. Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "There's no way they're getting divorced," she shouts, "I'll take care of this." She calls Phoenix immediately, and shouts at her dad, "You are NOT getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?" The man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife and says, "Both the kids are coming home for Thanksgiving and they are paying their own fares."

Food, family, and football are all good things. But Thanksgiving is more than that! Our text from Phil ...

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