What do you enjoy about the Thanksgiving season and what are you most thankful for? How does giving thanks impact your thinking and attitude? How do you live out thankfulness in your 9-5 daily public and home life? In this special Thanksgiving Sunday message, listen as Paul Kiss digs into 1 Chronicles 23:30 as we learn that giving thanks to God daily impacts our perspective on life.
Speaker: Paul Kiss
Date: October 7, 2018
1. A Life of “not quite enough.”
2. Naturally thankful?
3. Thanksgiving Effect
4. Practicing Thankfulness
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.”–– A.A. Milne
“Let your roots grow down into him (Jesus), and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”–– The Apostle Paul
1. What do you enjoy about the Thanksgiving season?
2. What do you think about the idea of creating rhythms in life, as Pastor Paul suggests? What about creating rhythms of gratitude like what the Levites did?
3. How could these rhythms be recreated in a communal sense today? (They gathered daily for the rhythm of worship and music. How could we recreate something similar in our modern context?)
4. Read Psalm 92:1-3 and discuss the value of expressing thanksgiving to God in a public gathering. (The Psalms were songs meant to be sung by the people. This is about public praise and thanksgiving).
5. In your Home Church, how could you recreate this idea of public thanksgiving? Be creative? Move beyond just “going around the circle to share,” kind of activity.
6. What’s the value of writing down in a note, your thanksgiving for a person or even writing a note to God?
1. Write a poem about those people, things events for which you are thankful.
2. Devote some time to creating a rhythm of thankfulness in your life. Be creative.