Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving
Christ set an example of — Matthew 11:25; 26:27; John 6:11; 11:41.

The heavenly host engaged in — Revelation 4:9; 7:11,12; 11:16,17.

Commanded — Psalm 50:14; Php 4:6.

Is a good thing — Psalm 92:1.

Should be offered

  • To God. — Psalm 50:14.
  • To Christ. — 1 Timothy 1:12.
  • Through Christ. — Romans 1:8; Colossians 3:17; Hebrews 13:15.
  • In the name of Christ. — Ephesians 5:20.
  • In behalf of ministers. — 2 Corinthians 1:11.
  • In private worship. — Daniel 6:10.
  • In public worship. — Psalm 35:18.
  • In everything. — 1Th 5:18.
  • Upon the completion of great undertakings. — Ne 12:31,40.
  • Before taking food. — John 6:11; Acts 27:35.
  • Always. — Ephesians 1:16; 5:20; 1Th 1:2.
  • At the remembrance of God’s holiness. — Psalm 30:4; 97:12.
  • For the goodness and mercy of God. — Psalm 106:1; 107:1; 136:1-3.
  • For the gift of Christ. — 2 Corinthians 9:15.
  • For Christ’s power and reign. — Revelation 11:17.
  • For the reception and effectual working of the word of God in others. — 1Th 2:13.
  • For deliverance through Christ from in-dwelling sin. — Romans 7:23-25.
  • For victory over death and the grave. — 1 Corinthians 15:57.
  • For wisdom and might. — Daniel 2:23.
  • For the triumph of the gospel. — 2 Corinthians 2:14.
  • For the conversion of others. — Romans 6:17.
  • For faith exhibited by others. — Romans 1:8; 2Th 1:3.
  • For love exhibited by others. — 2Th 1:3.
  • For the grace bestowed on others. — 1 Corinthians 1:4; Php 1:3-5; Colossians 1:3-6.
  • For the zeal exhibited by others. — 2 Corinthians 8:16.
  • For the nearness of God’s presence. — Psalm 75:1.
  • For appointment to the ministry. — 1 Timothy 1:12.
  • For willingness to offer our property for God’s service. — 1 Chronicles 29:6-14.
  • For the supply of our bodily wants. — Romans 14:6,7; 1 Timothy 4:3,4.
  • For all men. — 1 Timothy 2:1.
  • For all things. — 2 Corinthians 9:11; Ephesians 5:20.

Should be accompanied by intercession for others — 1 Timothy 2:1; 2 Timothy 1:3; Phm 1:4.

Should always accompany prayer — Ne 11:17; Php 4:6; Colossians 4:2.

Should always accompany praise — Psalm 92:1; Hebrews 13:15.

Expressed in psalms — 1 Chronicles 16:7.

Ministers appointed to offer, in public — 1 Chronicles 16:4,7; 23:30; 2 Chronicles 31:2.

Saints

  • Exhorted to. — Psalm 105:1; Colossians 3:15.
  • Resolved to offer. — Psalm 18:49; 30:12.
  • Habitually offer. — Daniel 6:10.
  • Offer sacrifices of. — Psalm 116:17.
  • Abound in the faith with. — Colossians 2:7.
  • Magnify God by. — Psalm 69:30.
  • Come before God with. — Psalm 95:2.
  • Should enter God’s gate with. — Psalm 100:4.

Of hypocrites, full of boasting — Luke 18:11.

The wicked averse to — Romans 1:21.

Exemplified

  • David. — 1 Chronicles 29:12.
  • Levites. — 2 Chronicles 5:12,13.
  • Daniel. — Daniel 2:23.
  • Jonah. — Jon 2:9.
  • Simeon. — Luke 2:28.
  • Anna. — Luke 2:38.
  • Paul. — Acts 28:15.

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