With sadness we report

With sadness we report that Thelma Johnson of Thornburg, Brother Jimmy Corder’s sister, has passed away.

Her funeral will be tomorrow at Thornburg Baptist Church. Visitation will be at 10:00AM and funeral at 11:00AM.

Be in prayer for her family and if you are able to, we invite you to show your respects.

Our Sympathies001

 

Giving thanks with a grateful heart

Thankful Worship

Thankful Worship

Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Matt Redman, Blessed be your name

What is Thanksgiving? It is a national holiday to give thanks.

What does it mean to Christians?

It is a chance we have to show God we are thankful, regardless whether or not the rest of our country gives thanks to God.

Giving thanks to God shows our gratefulness.

What are some of the reasons we have to be grateful?

Here are a few that accumulated with the help of an online resource.

  1. Praise for God’s good works Ps 95:2-3
  2. For our family of faith 1 Cor 1:4-5
  3. The spread of the Kingdom of God/ the Gospel 2 Cor 4:15-16
  4. Generosity of others 2 Cor 9:11-12
  5. The faifulness of others Eph 1:15-16
  6. Creation of God 1 Timothy 4:4-5
  7. Because is Good and his love endures forever 2 Chr 16:34
  8. Because of God’s righteousness Ps 7:17
  9. Because of God’s strength Ps 28:7
  10. Because of all circumstances 1 Thess 5:18

Well, this is for starters.

I’m not sure where it started, but sometime ago, others began a challenge of being thankful, and naming them, for 30 days in November.

If you were to participate, what would you be thankful for? How much of it would be directed to God?

What are some ways we can show our thankfulness?

Well, most of us will have a Thanksgiving meal. We will invite our family, and, possibly, neighbors and/or others who have no one on Thanksgiving.

I’ve actually spent Thanksgiving with another family, and, it was nice.

Aside from this tradition, what or how can we be thankful?

Maybe, we can participate in the 30 day thankfulness challenge.

Here are just a few other things that I can think of.

  • Confession – confess our sins to God. We will be thankful when He forgives us.
  • Praise – praise. Praise God. Sing a song, write a poem, do something in praise of God.
  • Prayer – prayer. Pray to God and thank him.
  • Worship with your community of faith – Come to Harmony and worship with us!
  • Acts of service or ministry – Think of someone else. Meet a need.

What else can you think of for ways to be thankful?

I will probably be singing :-)