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Gratitude. “O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for his mercy endureth forever.” Ps. 107:1 Gratitude - Appreciation of kindness. Gratitude. “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thes.5:18. “ Where are the Nine ?” Lk. 17:17.

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Gratitude

“O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for his mercy endureth forever.” Ps. 107:1

Gratitude - Appreciation of kindness

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Gratitude

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

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“Where are the Nine?” Lk. 17:17

Ten Lepers Healed

Luke 17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

16. And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

17. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

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Gratitude

Jesus an Example

“I thank thee, O Father” Matt. 11:25

“And he took the cup and gave thanks” Matt.26:27

“Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me” Jn.11:41

“He took the seven loaves, and gave thanks” Mk.8:6-7

Thankfulness is an attractive quality

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Grateful

Ungrateful

What causes us to be

Forget their giver - Jas. 1:17

Ignore the gifts - do not count their blessings

Take blessings for granted

Conceit – forget that God is source of all blessings

Fail to express their gratitude – Rom.1:21-22

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Grateful

Ungrateful

What causes us to be

  • A believing Heart - Rom. 8:28
  • A heart that considers - Isa. 1:3
    • Thank is from same word as Think
    • To think is to thank, consider, ponder, meditate
    • Luke 17:15 “saw” = be aware, consider
  • A Loving Heart
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Gratitude is the Best Attitude

  • Be mindful of the common blessings
    • Health
    • Families
    • Homes and cars
    • Friends
  • Notice Special Blessings
    • Write a note - small gift
    • Right thing at right time
  • Determine to be a blessing to others
    • Gratitude sets forth a chain reaction
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Benefits of Gratitude

Benefits of Gratitude

Benefits of Gratitude

  • Grateful people are more:
    • Optimistic
    • Energetic
    • Enthusiastic
    • Determined
    • Interested
    • Joyful
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Benefits of Gratitude

Benefits of Gratitude

Benefits of Gratitude

  • Grateful people:
    • Feel stronger about handling challenges
    • Have fewer illnesses
    • Get more sleep
    • Exercise More
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Benefits of Gratitude

Benefits of Gratitude

Benefits of Gratitude

  • Those people who are grateful:
    • Are more likely to help other people
    • Are less envious
    • Have more clear thinking
    • Experience less stress
    • Are more organized
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Benefits of Gratitude

Benefits of Gratitude

Benefits of Gratitude

  • Grateful people
    • Have closer family ties
    • Are less materialistic
    • Have longer lives

Gratitude is Free

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Gratitude

“O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for his mercy endureth forever.” Ps. 107:1

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

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Gratitude

We need training in the art of gratitude

Can you love God without gratitude ?

Can you love anyone without gratitude?

Plan of Salvation - H.B.R.C.B

Obedience shows our appreciation

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Sermon by Arthur Pigman

Evans Church of Christ

515 Gibbs Road

Evans, Ga. 30809

706-855-1249

evanscoc@bellsouth.net

www.evansgachurchofchrist.org

Sunday Morning Nov. 28, 2010