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Count your Blessings (Part 3)

21 February 2021
Sunday Morning Service Service Notes |21 Feb 2021
Count your Blessings – Part 3

• The Bible shares a lot about thanksgiving.
Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. (Ephesians 5:4)

• God is expecting our mouths to be full of thanksgiving.
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6)

• Every kind of prayer we make must be accompanied by thanksgiving.
rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:7)

• We must have abundance of thanksgiving.
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. (Colossians 4:2)

• We become vigilant in our prayers when our prayers are full of thanksgiving.
For what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God, (1Thessalonians 3:9)

• We should never reach a place where we feel that we have thanked God enough.
who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. (1Timothy 4:3)

• Let us rather give thanks to God than seeing the negative in situations.
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, (1Timothy 4:4)
saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.” (Revelation 7:12 )

• Thanksgiving must be continuous, never ending.

• Thanksgiving opens more blessing opportunities for our lives.
Luke 17:11-14

• Obedience to Jesus’ command is what brought healing to them.

• Jesus did not tell them that “you are healed”. He just told them to go and show themselves to the priest.

• They got healed as they walked, moved, stepped.

• The healing was sudden and immediately visible, but occurred after they obeyed Jesus’ command.

• This one who returned did not wait until he was approved by the priest. When he saw the healing, he made a u-turn for one reason, to give thanks to Jesus.

• Healing happened before he reached the priest.

• Other 9 continued to reach the priest. Probably they were eager to be declared clean (cleared) so that they can return to their normal life in society.

• Re-joining society and be declared normal was more important to them than to return to say thank you to Jesus.

• They must have been selfish in their thinking.

• People who do not give thanks are selfish. They are only thinking of themselves.

• It is like people who come to Jesus only to get healing, miracle, or blessings. They never pay attention to worshipping Jesus for who He is.

• This man used the same loud voice to praise the Lord as he pleaded for Jesus to heal him.

• As desperate as we are to ask help from the Lord is as desperate as we should be to thank Him for His answers even before we can see His answers.

Luke 17:11-16

• Faith and healing should bring praise to God.

• If we do what we can, God will not fail to do what we cannot do.

• Our best we can do to God is to thank Him and praise Him.

• While others were only healed, he was made whole.

• The word whole or well is the Greek word for salvation. It is an all inclusive word. It means that he got more than healing. He got salvation, forgiveness, deliverance, peace, wholeness, etc.

• This Samaritan received more than physical healing.

• Thanksgiving brings more blessings than anticipated.

• After he gave thanks, Jesus did not send him back to the priest. He sent him to go his way.

• He joined society with better blessings than the 9 who did not give thanks.

• May we learn to give thanks for big things and for small things.

• Let us count our blessings.

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