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Saying Thanks to God and Our Neighbor

This month we celebrate the national holiday known as Thanksgiving Day. While certainly Thanksgiving Day represents a good opportunity to express our thankfulness to God, we recognize that our whole lives ought to be filled with thanksgiving. God has given us many good physical and spiritual gifts as expressions of his love. The Bible instructs […]

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A Thankful Meal

Matt’s mouth watered as he stared at all the food laid out on the dining room table. A plate filled with slices of ham and turkey sat near one end of the table where his grandparents sat. Steam rose from bowls of mashed potatoes, corn, and beans set in the center of the long table […]

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The Great Thanksgiving

Today I would like to give to you three examples of thanksgiving from events in our Lord’s ministry. I will put these examples into a modern context. As I describe them to you, I would have you answer two questions: Which one is an example of true thanksgiving? And, Which one is true of you? […]

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The Pilgrims and Thanksgiving Day

The time of year has rolled around again when old and young are directing their thoughts to Thanksgiving Day, and plans are being made to celebrate the festival among relatives and friends after attending church services to thank the providential Father for the abundance of food and clothing and for other favors he has bestowed […]

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Thanksgiving – 1941

Scene One A magnificent edifice of the most modern construction, adorned with the last word in modern furnishing. A large, steaming, golden brown turkey graces the center of the dining room table, set off by two candlesticks and surrounded with heavy silverware and costly china. Two bright-eyed children sit at opposite sides of the table, […]

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Thanksgiving

We thank Thee Lord, that thou art God. Thou who art our almighty King, Our everlasting Father, The Prince of spiritual peace. We thank Thee Lord, for Thy sovereignty. All things are in Thy control. Before the world was created We were in Thy special plan. We thank Thee Lord, for Christ Thy Son. He […]

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Thankfulness to God

Many things in abundance, we must be thankful for His beauty in creation, we hear the oceans roar Each flower in its splendor, each bird up in the tree Show our Maker’s majesty, How thankful we must be. The rain in the springtime allows the crops to grow The sun up in the sky, and […]

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In Everything Give Thanks!

Once a year on “Thanksgiving Day” is not the idea of the title. Our duty of thanks is not fulfilled only on this past October 12 for our young people in Canada, nor is it fulfilled only on November 26 for our young people in the United States of America. That Word of God sums […]

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Thankful in Conduct

It is once again November. The month, at the end of which, we will celebrate the national holiday known as Thanksgiving Day. The first Thanksgiving Day celebrated on this continent was December 4, 1619. This totally religious observance, which involved no feasting, was carried out by 39 English settlers who had written in their charter […]

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Give Thanks

Give thanks to God In everything. Vital His cause: Earth’s portals ring! Taste of His joy, His praises sing. Angelic hosts New anthems bring. Kneel at His throne, Savior and King!

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Fill Us with Thanks

Thy hand, O Lord, has showered down Rich blessings on our head: The earth good harvests yield, Thou blessest flock and field, Thy cov’nant Thou hast sealed And all the way hast led. The gifts Thou sendest to Thine own Are but a token small Of all Thou hast in store, Increasing more and more […]

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Who is Thankful?

It was supper time at the Tentcon family home. Dong, dong, dong… The clock chimed six times, and with that the Tentcon children hurried to their places at the table. After Mr. Tentcon opened with prayer, Mrs. Tentcon began to pour hot oatmeal into everyone’s bowl. The steam rose from the food, and made a […]

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True Thankfulness?

Am I truly thankful, I wonder today, For all of the blessings God showers my way? For health and for strength and clothing and food, For all of the things He has sent for my good?   Am I truly thankful?  I wonder somehow— Dissatisfied often, complaining just now, Comparing with those who have a […]

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Thanksgiving

So often when we think of Thanksgiving we immediately think of turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and two days off work or school.  Our main worries are usually, “will mom make enough stuffing this year,” or “do I have enough room in my kitchen for all the company,” or even, “I hope we have dinner on […]

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Looking Away from Self — True Thanksgiving

“And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” This easy to understand, but very difficult verse to obey, is found in Luke 9:62. It has to do with our walk of life, young people, in the midst of this […]

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Thanksgiving Day

November 24 is Thanksgiving Day, at least for those of us who live in the U.S. For our Canadian friends Thanksgiving Day will by this time be past, since the Canadian Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday. It is also a day on which we […]

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And thanksgiving…be unto our God…

“And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 7:11 &12. […]

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How Much He Gives

We often thank Him so little. For the highest means He has provided. That we may continually see all of His glory. And express our gratitude for His daily care.   How much we take for granted! Our Maker, who formed our very senses. Hath given each a distinctive voice. That in His presence we […]

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Giving Thanks Always For All Things

At this time of the year it is customary throughout our country to observe a National Thanksgiving Day. Since 1941, Thanksgiving Day has been set by an act of Congress as the fourth Thursday of November. It’s a day in which we are to give thanks for National Prosperity, for the “perfect union” of our […]

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Three Things to Know

“Wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me out of the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.’’ Romans 7:24, 25 Good Bible students, who believe the Sacred Scriptures to be the Word of God, have all pointed out that the entire book of Romans can be divided into […]

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Sleepy People

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock. It is time to crawl out of that warm peaceful sleep. It is time to step into another day with a new refreshing thought and smile. Glancing out of my window, I am greeted by a world beaming with fresh sunlight. Everything is wrapped in a blanket of yellow sunshine leaving a […]

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Thanksgiving

“…the third, how I shall express my gratitude to God for such deliverance.” Soon we will celebrate that holiday called Thanksgiving. On this day, as children of God, we will go to His house to thank Him for the material riches He has given us in the past year: and above all, for the gift […]

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The Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life

“The Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life” by John Calvin: Baker Book House, Reprint June 1965 This is a booklet that Calvin included as part of his institutes and because of its easy reading and practical information it has become a popular work. The booklet is broken down into five chapters and each heading […]

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Thanks for 1974

In our lives we have already faced a few Thanksgiving Days. We, when looking back, should be able to say that each Thanksgiving Day expressed the fullest thanks we had to give. After thinking seriously of them let’s look at Thanks­giving Day 1974. Thanksgiving is telling God he is good. To appreciate everything we have. […]

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