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1 Bible Study Thanksgiving: A Study In The Scripture Neal Parker

2 Thanksgiving: A Study In The Scripture Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation “Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me

3 Thanksgiving: A Study In The Scripture Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness." government for their safety and happiness."

4 Thanksgiving: A Study In The Scripture Children of Light Children of Light I Thessalonians 5:1-6 Be Alert and Sober I Thessalonians 5:12-23 …in everything give thanks… Children of Light Conduct Children of Light Conduct

5 Gratitude is an attitude: a personal quality that molds us and shapes our lives – not just something we do or say. Gratitude is an attitude: a personal quality that molds us and shapes our lives – not just something we do or say. Thanksgiving: A Study In The Scripture

6 In the Old Testament, "sacrifices" of thanksgiving were offered. In the Old Testament, "sacrifices" of thanksgiving were offered. Thanksgiving: A Study In The Scripture Some were even "appointed" to the office of giving thanks – indicating its great importance. In the New Testament, "the fruit of our lips" is a type of offering or sacrifice to God. God desires genuine gratefulness: from the heart.

7 Leviticus 22:29-30; 7:12-13, 15 Leviticus 22:29-30; 7:12-13, 15 Thanksgiving: A Study In The Scripture  II Chronicles 29:31 Hezekiah Restores Temple Worship Psalm 50:14-15, 23 Psalm 50:14-15, 23 I Chronicles 16:4, 41 I Chronicles 16:4, 41 II Chronicles 31:2 II Chronicles 31:2

8 Hebrews 13:15 Hebrews 13:15 Thanksgiving: A Study In The Scripture Psalm 54:6 Psalm 54:6 Psalm 86:12-13 Psalm 86:12-13 Luke 18:9-14 Luke 18:9-14

9 God commands us to be thankful. God commands us to be thankful. Thanksgiving: A Study In The Scripture

10 Psalm 97:12 Psalm 97:12 Thanksgiving: A Study In The Scripture Psalm 100:4-5 Psalm 100:4-5 Ephesians 5:3-5, Ephesians 5:3-5, Colossians 1:12-13, 3:16-17; 4:2 Colossians 1:12-13, 3:16-17; 4:2

11 How should we give thanks? How should we give thanks? Thanksgiving: A Study In The Scripture

12 Psalm 34:1; 109:30 Psalm 34:1; 109:30 Thanksgiving: A Study In The Scripture Luke 17:12-19 Luke 17:12-19 Nehemiah 12:8, 27, 46 Nehemiah 12:8, 27, 46 Philippians 4:6 Philippians 4:6

13 For what should we give thanks? For what should we give thanks? Thanksgiving: A Study In The Scripture

14 II Thessalonians 2:13 II Thessalonians 2:13 Thanksgiving: A Study In The Scripture I Corinthians 15:57 I Corinthians 15:57 Isaiah 25:1 Isaiah 25:1 II Corinthians 9:10-11 II Corinthians 9:10-11 Psalm 139:13-16 Psalm 139:13-16

15 Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation “…They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American People. Thanksgiving: A Study In The Scripture

16 Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States …observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and lessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and Disobedience.”


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