Why We Should Continually Give Thanks to God

 

There are 6 reasons that Pslam 107 says we should give thanks to God. We should give thanks because of His goodness, His guidance, because He delivers, because of His ability to heal, for His power, and for His blessings. Unlike the caffeine “kick” one may derive from coffee, God’s goodness and mercy never ends.

For our 2021 Thanksgiving service, Matt Townsley shares Psalm 107 with us and explains why we should continually give thanks to God.

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The End (Mark #45)

 

At the beginning of Mark 13, Jesus and his disciples enter into a conversation known as “The Olivet Discourse.” One of the disciples remarks at the beautiful stonework on the new temple that was being built. This temple was shaping up to be so amazing that many scholars believe it could have been one of the wonders of the world.

Listen in as Pastor Erin shares Jesus’ alarming response to this disciple while also discussing both the time period’s consequences of Jesus’ answer as well as the potential glimpse into the end of days that Jesus allows us to see.

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Scribes vs. Widows (Mark #44)

 

In the synagogues of Jesus’ time, giving came with a public display of offering. Often, the person giving would walk to the collection container and drop in their coins. It was pretty obvious to all how much was given by each person and became a point of pride for many Scribes who took great pleasure in “showing off” their giving.

When a poor widow gives all she haves – which was next to nothing, Jesus marvels to his disciples about the amount she had given. The amount she gave was much greater than the many riches that the Scribes gave due to the incredible sacrifice that accompanied that gift. In today’s sermon, we resume our exploration of the book of Mark with a sermon that first in perfectly after our Giving series just prior.

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Christ, The Son of David (Mark #43)

 

Shortly after He is questioned two different times by the priests in an effort to trap him, Jesus was able to begin teaching. He starts by immediately address another tough topic – how can the Christ be the “Son of David” and also David’s Lord.

In this quandary, Jesus knew something the people listening did not. By the very fact that he is God, he already knows the beginning and the end of time. While the people listening couldn’t make sense of this conundrum, Jesus already understood how this not only made sense, but how it would ultimately play out.

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