Joy and Thanksgiving

November 20, 2016 Speaker: Steve Thiel Series: The People of God

Topic: Christian Living Passage: Psalm 100:1–100:5

Joy and Thanksgiving
Christ Proclamation Church
Psalm 100:1-5
November 20, 2016

Sermon Theme: The ability to rejoice always, to pray without ceasing, and to give thanks in everything is only possible when we understand and believe that the Lord is God and that God is always good in Jesus.

I. Call to Thanksgiving - (1 Thess. 5:16-18)
    A. Context of Thanksgiving - (Acts 17:1-10)
    B. Examples of Thanksgiving - (1 Thess. 1:1-10)
    C. Command to Thanksgiving - (1 Thess. 5:16-18)

II. Reason for Thanksgiving - (Psalm 100:1-5)
    A. Be Joyful for the Lord is God - (vv.1-3)
        1. Exaltation of God - (vv.1-2)
        2. Education about God - (v.3)
    B. Be Thankful for the Lord is Good - (vv.4-5)
        1. Exaltation of God - (v.4)
        2. Education about God - (v.5)

III. Response of Thanksgiving - (Application)
    A. Why are you lacking in thanksgiving?
        1. Wrong Focus
        2. Wrong Expectations
    B. How can you give thanks in everything?

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