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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