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Holding the Rope: Gratitude

Dry Creek baptism 1922
Baptism in Bundick Creek May 22, 1922 Pastor Robert Miers in dark suit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m preaching Homecoming at Dry Creek Baptist Church today.

Our text will be the wonderful 100th Psalm.

Wow. It is rich.

 

A Psalm for giving thanks.

100 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
    Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;[a]
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.

 

Here is our simple outine:  

Intro: Our sense of gratitude is a barometer of our spiritual condition.              Verses 1-2

 1. We thank God for Past blessings and provision     verse 3

  1. We thank God for His Present presence .   Verse 4

 3. We confidently thank God for His Steadfast Love.   Verse 5

 

         Summary: We thank God in, and for, all things.

 

I Thess. 5:17-18

17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

 

Pray for this service and for God’s word to take root in my heart and the heart and ear of every listener.

About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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