During this season of Thanksgiving, many of us will preach or teach at least one sermon about the need and importance of living a life with gratitude.
We might discuss why we should have hearts filled with thanksgiving, we might talk about all of the tremendous blessings that have been showered on us, or we might speak of ways we can be more thankful.
Let us give thanks to our Loving Father who gives us life, breath, and all things.
Let us give thanks to our Lord Jesus who died so that we might live.
Let us give thanks to those who taught us the Gospel.
Let us give thanks to those who encouraged us to preach the Word of God.
Let us give thanks for our wife who supports us in our work.
Let us give thanks to our children or grandchildren who remind us what is important in this life.
Let us give thanks for the members of our congregation who support us, encourage us, and love us.
Let us give thanks for older preachers who have taught us through their preaching and their life what it means to be a worker for the Lord.
Let us give thanks to younger preachers who inspire us and who instill in us that there is a great reason for hope in the future.
Let us give thanks for every spiritual blessing we have in Christ.
Let us give thanks for every material blessing that God showers upon us.
Let us give thanks that even in the trials of life, God never forsakes us.
Let us give thanks for the exceeding great and precious promises from above.
Let us give thanks that we are blessed with the greatest mandate ever given.