Monthly Archives: November 2009

Thanksgiving in the Scriptures

I am totally taking this directly from my good friend Steve Webster’s Blog… I am so thankful for him…

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Psalm 92:1

[ How Great Are Your Works ] A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath. It is good to give thanks to the LORD,to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

Psalm 145:8-13

8The LORD is gracious and merciful,
   slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9The LORD is good to all,
   and his mercy is over all that he has made.
10All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD,
   and all your saints shall bless you!
11They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
   and tell of your power,
12to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,
   and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
   and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

Isaiah 51:3

For the LORD comforts Zion;he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden,her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness will be found in her,thanksgiving and the voice of song.

2 Corinthians 9:10-15
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. 12For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. 13By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission flowing from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, 14 while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. 15 Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!

Philippians 4:6 (English Standard Version)
6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Colossians 3:17 (English Standard Version)
17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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

Revelation 7:9-12

9After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”


When You Don’t Want to Do What You Ought To

If you are like me, you have found yourself in this position more than you would like. Dr. John Piper, of course, has some helpful words and thoughts on the subject. Check out what he has to say @ Desiring God Blog. It is pretty short and well worth the read.

Click or copy and paste:

http://www.desiringgod.org/Blog/2098_when_you_dont_want_to_do_what_you_ought_to/


Thought Provoking Quote of the Week (Nov. 15 – 21)

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“Remember, sinner, it is not thy hold of Christ that saves thee – it is Christ; it is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee – it is Christ; it is not even faith in Christ, though that is the instrument it is Christ’s blood and merits; therefore, look not to thy hope, but to Christ, the source of thy hope; look not to thy faith, but to Christ, the author and finisher of thy faith; and if thou doest that, ten thousand devils cannot throw thee down.”

– Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)


Jesus’ Irony?


Jesus Is Like and Unlike Us


When You Don’t Feel It…

When You Don’t Feel Like It, Take Heart

November 12, 2009  |  By: Jon Bloom

Did you wake up not feeling like reading your Bible and praying? How many times today have you had to battle not feeling like doing things you know would be good for you?

While it’s true that this is our indwelling sin that we must repent of and fight against, there’s more going on….

Read the rest @ http://www.desiringgod.org/Blog/2093_when_you_dont_feel_like_it_take_heart/


Isn’t the Bible a Bunch of Made Up Stories?

Just found a great new website! So expect to see some cool stuff on the blog here from this great new resource.

A Passion For Life

To see more cool videos from A Passion for Life click HERE (A Passion for Life video resource).