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).

 

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