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1 In what ways does our thankfulness glorify God? How do we manifest that thankfulness in our lives?

2 This Week Lesson Plan n I. We’ll examine the peace of God n II. Consider the significance of thankfulness

3 n III. Examine the role of psalms and hymns in the early church. n IV. Explore several ingredients involved in our glorifying God. This Week Lesson Plan

4 n V. Examine ourselves with regard to the level of thankfulness we manifest in our daily lives. This Week Lesson Plan

5 Colossians 3:15-17 n And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord

6 Colossians 3:15-17 n And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. n KJV

7 Colossians 3:5-11 n In this passage of Scripture Paul leads his readers from the predispositions of peaceful unity between believers to the application of the Rule of Christ in every activity.

8 I. The Peace of God n A. Let the peace of Christ decide, and govern in your hearts, as the judge does in the Olympic contests. judge,

9 I. The Peace of God n B. Let the peace of Christ act as umpire when wrong passions arise, and let Him n 2 Cor 10:5 restrain them.

10 I. The Peace of God n C. No heart is God where the peace of Christ does not rule. n Phil 4:7 right with

11 I. The Peace of God n D. When peace is lost, it is proof that one has lost something else; that he has given way to evil, and the Spirit of God. n Eph 4:29-32 grieved

12 II. Thankfulness n A. Be (become) thankful - for your 'calling.' Thanksgiving is prominent in Paul: he uses the word. forty-one times

13 II. Thankfulness n B. Not to have 'peace ruling in your hearts' would be practical to God who called us. n Eph 5:1-4,19-20 unthankfulness

14 II. Thankfulness n C. A spirit of thankfulness, tends to promote harmony and peace and order and gratitude to God for n Phil 4:6 his mercies.

15 III. Teaching And Admonishing n A. were to be regarded as a method of "teaching" and "admonishing;" n Eph 5:19-20 Psalms and hymns

16 III. Teaching And Admonishing n B. Songs should be imbued with truth and and should elevate the mind, and draw us to God. n James 5:13 sound doctrine

17 III. Teaching And Admonishing n C. Within our homes we are to be full of the in the heart that our mouths would utter hymns of instruction, admonition, and praise. n Deut 6:7 Word of Christ

18 III. Teaching And Admonishing n D. We make no melody unless we sing with grace in our hearts; unless we are affected by what we sing and believe it with true devotion and n Ps 47:6-7 understanding.

19 III. Teaching And Admonishing n E. Tertullian records that at the love-feasts anyone who had remembrance of Scripture, or could compose, was invited to to God. sing praises

20 IV. All To The Glory Of God n A. Whatever you say or do- whether relating to or to religion; do all in the name of the Lord Jesus temporal affairs

21 IV. All To The Glory Of God n B. We honor him and His authority when is the aim of all our actions and words. n 1 Cor 10:31 His glory

22 IV. All To The Glory Of God C. We glorify God by constantly His goodness in providing a Savior for our lost and ruined soul. n 2 Cor 5: remembering

23 IV. All To The Glory Of God n D. To live in the name of the Lord Jesus obviates the necessity for rules; inward motivation replaces n Gal 5:18 external ones.

24 IV. All To The Glory Of God n E. His Lordship of the whole of life implies not only a mode of conduct but an life and toward others. attitude toward

25 IV. All To The Glory Of God n F. When we consciously reflect upon the will of Christ, our actions become an act of to Christ. thanksgiving

26 a. Thankfulness is important to God. Ps 100:4. Rom 1:21 V. Application

27 B. In what ways do you express your thankfulness to God? To others? V. Application

28 c. To what extent do you see yourself as a thankful person? n n n n Not at all Somewhat MostlyConstantly Not at all Somewhat MostlyConstantly V. Application

29 n D. What do you need to do to improve in the area of thankfulness? V. Application


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