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Thanksgiving

"As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: ... abounding therein with thanksgiving."
Colossians 2:6-7

The definition of Thanksgiving is a public celebration of divine goodness; also, a day set apart for religious services, specially to acknowledge the goodness of God, either in any remarkable deliverance from calamities or danger, or in the ordinary dispensation of his bounties.  In Colossians 4:2-6 KJV, we are told to "Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; 3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: 4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.".  The topic of Thanksgiving is a good one to study and a good character trait to carry with you always.  Find study material here that pertain to Thanksgiving. 

 

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November 24th, 2019
Genesis - Part 34

The lesson on November 24, 2019 was part 34 of the "Genesis" study.  Being that is the week of Thanksgiving in America, Wayne started his lesson with a commentary on the founders of this country, having traveled so far in a ship that could be considered a dingy by today's standards.  These founding fathers suffered the harsh winter in this new land where half of them perished.  Why?  They had a hope that served as their motivation.  In the end, the US Constitution was created as the supreme law of the land that expressed their hope in a new republic.  Wayne also shared he received good study material from the Wall Builders and also warned of the desire to form a Constitutional Convention.  Even those with good intentions don't agree among themselves to opening up the Constitution for amendment would be very dangerous and an attack on the liberties established already in the document.  Wayne commented that the John Birch Society is a good source of material on that issue.  Now, when the main lesson started it was going to lay the foundation for the "Pleroma" or fullness.  In doing so, the lesson taught us about the Gap theory of the Earth was created perfect and then a judgment came upon it.  When God then recreated the Earth, his intention was to fill it with Israel.  The chart on the "Pleroma"  from CH Welch does a good job showing how something was started, then disruption or judgement occurred but will be fulfilled later.  The only calling that doesn't need refilling is the Mystery because it is the fullness.  In this fullness, we learn of the heavenly places which is where we sit with Christ.  The scripture reading was from Hebrews 11:1-3 KJV

Genesis - Part 34
November 21st, 2010

The lesson on November 21, 2010 was on Thanksgiving.  The scripture of Colossians 4:2-6 KJV which says "2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; 3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: 4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

November 11th, 2007

Be Ye Thankful. In the Colossians study, we saw that the Apostle Paul was expressing that we be thankful for everything the God the Father has done for us in His son Christ Jesus. We often take that for granted and forget that we should be thankful. What is being thankful mean? Noah Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary contains the greatest number of Biblical definitions given in any reference volume. Webster considered "education useless without the Bible". Noah Webster believed that the Bible and Christianity played important roles in the lives of a free people and its government.

November 19th, 2006

A Psalms of Thanksgiving. The lesson on November 19, 2006 takes a break from an audio series and gives a topical lesson on Psalms 100 to celebrate Thanksgiving which comes on the third Thursday in November each year. Psalms 100 (KJV) says: 1. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. 2. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 5. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. The lesson goes through each verse and relates to our walk as a Christian. Life is tough and sometimes it’s hard to be thankful but God has given us the tools to be thankful. There are 8 references in the New Testament to thanksgiving so if you go and study those references, you will find many reasons to be thankful. Click here to listen now and celebrate your blessings in Christ and be thankful! You may also want to listen to other lessons pertaining to Thanksgiving.

November 23rd, 2003

The lesson on November 23, 2003 was on Thanksgiving.  The scripture reading was in 1 Timothy 1:12 KJV "12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;"  Listen now to a message on Thanksgiving.

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November 15th, 2015

Thanksgiving is here again and many are saying that it seems that every day we have less and less for which to be thankful.  As we look around us we see problems and perversions engulfing us.  Everywhere we turn we can see those deliberately destroying our nation and for what it once stood.  Biblical principles and morals are passé, while perversion triumphs.  We are repeating the days of Isaiah:

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"  Isaiah 5:20

November 24th, 2019

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 1 Thessalonians 5:18

What an odd scripture to chose in the times in which we live. Good is being called evil; right is being called wrong; sin is abounding on every hand… and we are to be thankful? There is probably more paganism, demonism and more devilment going on today than has been since America was formed. The big difference between America's first Thanksgiving and this year's is the fact that those first settlers who observed Thanksgiving knew that socialism would not work because they had tried it when first coming here. They knew that if success and living conditions improved, they would have to be part of the success and improvements. Times were hard and conditions were worse. They had lost half of the people who made the trip on the Mayflower by the end of their first year. It seemed nature and the environment were against them, yet they stopped to thank God. Isn't it ironic that with over 200 years of the greatest achievements and successes ever experienced by any people other than the nation who had a covenant with the Almighty God, the descendents of those first Americans now prefer existence above achievement and failure over success.{C}

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