As we approach Thanksgiving Day and this season of noticing God's goodness to us, including taking notice of how His love is made complete through one another (1 John 4:12), we want to hear from YOU. How do you cultivate a grateful heart? Here is what some of our staff had to say.
Giver of all, another day is ended and I take my place beneath my great redeemer's cross, where healing streams continually descend, where balm is poured into every wound, where I wash anew in the all-cleansing blood, assured that Thou seest in me no spots of sin. Yet a little while and I shall go to Thy home and be no more seen; help me to gird up the loins of my mind, to quicken my step, to speed as if each moment were my last, that my life be joy, my death glory.
Enjoy this series of sermons from 2016 taken from Philippians. In it we learn timeless truths like, “he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (1:6), and the instruction to, “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God” (2:14).
In 1746, as the title says, Charles Wesley printed a booklet of hymns for a public thanksgiving day. Granted, this is not the American day, which was not formally made a holiday until Abraham Lincoln signed it into law in April 1863. Nevertheless, we hope this selection from Wesley’s booklet will help you have a spirit of thanksgiving this season.