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11-24-19 Kevin Goins - The Benefits of Ingratitude

11-18-18 Thanksgiving Sunday

Posted in First Alliance Church Atlanta, Dr. Kevin Goins, Thanksgiving by facatl on November 20th, 2018

A brief message about why we should be thankful and then members of the First Alliance family take the opportunity to give thanks.

11-19-17 Thanksgiving Service

Our regular English service joined up with our Chinese Fellowship to "service" together. Everyone was asked to bring an item that represented what they were thankful for. Pastor Kevin began with a brief talk about Thanksgiving that was translated by Yue Xu and then people were given the opportunity to share how their item represented Thanksgiving. 

07-09-17 Kevin Goins - Discipline of Thankfulness part 2

The Spiritual Discipline of Thankfulness” (Conclusion) Luke 17:11-19

Thankfulness is one of the most well-known of the spiritual disciplines, but that does not mean that it is one of the most commonly practiced.  As our text today demonstrates, it is the nature of the majority of people who are blessed by God to take his blessing without giving thanks.  What does this text teach us about the discipline of thankfulness? 

I First, we learn that we ought to focus our thankfulness on the Lord Jesus (17:11-13).

II Second, the energizing power of thankfulness is faith (7:14-15).

III Third, the reason for our thankfulness is God’s grace (7:16).

IV Fourth, the absence of thankfulness is _______ (7:17).

-Four reasons why ingratitude is ______:

  1. Ingratitude is sin because not being thankful is an act of _______________.
  2. Ingratitude is sin because it d____________ God of what he is d_____.
  3. Ingratitude is sin because it is bad for _____.
  4. Ingratitude is sin because it hurts ________.

V Fifth, the presence of thankfulness is a sign of s___________ t______________(17:19).

VI Finally, evidence of thankfulness is never just _________, but ___________ (17:18).

 

 

07-02-17 Kevin Goins - The Discipline of Thankfulness

“The Spiritual Discipline of Thankfulness”  Luke 17:11-16

Thankfulness is one of the most well-known of the spiritual disciplines, but that does not mean that it is one of the most commonly practiced.  As our text today demonstrates, it is the nature of the majority of people who are blessed by God to take his blessing without giving thanks.  What does this text teach us about the discipline of thankfulness? 

I     First, we learn that we ought to focus our thankfulness on the _______ ______(17:11-13).

       -For three reasons:

  1. Because Jesus himself d____________ the discipline of thankfulness
  2. Because Jesus is the one whose actions d___________ our thanks.
  3. Because of what Jesus did for ____.

II    Second, the energizing power of thankfulness is ___________ (7:14-15).

III   Third, the reason for our thankfulness is ______ __________ (7:16).

 

11-20-16 Thanksgiving is good for you!

“Thanksgiving is Good for You!”  Ephesians 5:15-21
Many people understand that giving thanks to people is good for us; it reminds us that we are not self-sufficient, that we need others. Saying “thank you” to someone also creates a point of connection between us and another person. In the coming week we will celebrate Thanksgiving, the holiday which emphasizes our duty to give thanks to God for all he has done. We know that he has given us our very life and that is good enough reason to thank him. But, does thanking God do anything good for us? The text we are looking at this morning answers that question with a big “Yes!” What does giving thanks to God do for us?
I First, it enables us to m_______ the m________ of the time God has given us (5:15-17).

II Second, thanksgiving p_____________ the filling of the Spirit in me (5:18-21).

III Third, thanksgiving enables us to live in v__________ over our circumstances (5:20)


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