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Christian Leadership: Thanksgiving Sermon Ideas


Thanksgiving Sermon Ideas From Preachit

Scripturally, you will find the ritual of thanksgiving nearly from cover to cover. Individuals offered up sacrifices out of gratitude in the book of Genesis. The Israelites sang a song of thanksgiving as they were delivered from Pharaoh's army after the crossing of the Red Sea (Exodus 15). Also Later, the Mosaic Law set aside three separate times each year when the Israelites would gather together. All three of these times Unleavened Bread (also called the Feast of the Passover) (Exodus 12:15-20), Harvest or Pentecost (Leviticus 23:15-21), and the Feast of Ingathering or Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:33-36) involved remembering God's provision and grace.

As Christians, we're called to be Thankful.

Did you know?

The Bible regularly mentioned "Thanksgiving" long before in 1863, when during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated.

Bible Translations
Number of Times
"thanksgiving" used.
King James Version
New International Version
New English Translation
English Standard Version
New Living Translation

Psalm 106
Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Philippians 4:6
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Jonah 2:9
But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD."

Colossians 3:15
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Colossians 2:7
Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Psalm 69:30 
I will praise the name of God with song, And shall magnify Him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

Giving Thanks ….

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Christian Living: 10 Ways to Tell You Are A Backsliding Christian

On last night I ended a discussion with a former church
by telling her that backsliding was not limited to
going to the bar or sleeping with 
her boyfriend.


Christian Living - Slipping Backward

You really become a Backsliding Christian anytime you
are not growing deeper in your walk with God. Anytime you
find yourself coasting thru life rather than maintaining
battle ready condition.

Fact is, we are on a battle ship in Christian Life not a cruise
ship of human existence. When I saw this article showing
some key areas we can look at to decide if we are slipping
back into a position of complacency in our Christian 
Living, I was immediately reminded of last night's


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Internet Ministry: 13 Ways Bloggers Can Make Money From Advertising

It seems like every week in every webinar I have, I am always asked question like "What are the ways I can make money from advertising on my blog" or "How can I make money advertising from advertising on a website?"

For those in ministry, this question is especially critical because many are very concerned that they might be percieved as "selling the gospel" with a blog about ministry topics or christian issues

This week I came across a mindmap, explaining all the ways to make money with a blog, from PROBLOGGER's Darren Rouse and it was absolutely EXCELLENT!  

Because it was so complete I wanted you to take a look at it.

How To Make Money With A Blog

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Christian Living: Should An Opposite Sex Christian Single Couple Be Ministry and Prayer Partners?


Recently I was asked about the propriety of a Christian single man and a Christian single woman being prayer partners and ministering together.

I had to admit that at one time, before marriage 23 years ago, my best friend hailed from my home area and was working on her MBA in Texas. Although, we were very close friends, nothing inappropriate ever happened.

Nonetheless, the results could have been much different. I don't think we realized until after I was married how much we really cared for each other.

The truth is that the anointing will make anyone more appealing. So even the anointing to pray can generate an attraction that can go over the limits. Remember, the devil would love nothing better than to contort something good into a disgrace within the body of Christ.

With that said, my answer to the young lady went like this: There are only 2 questions that have to be answered here.

The First is, What is the Spirit of God saying to you about this relationship? The Second is, does what you are hearing from God, conform to His Word? They must be in agreement.

Regardless, of how they may proceed, I thought the following guidelines used by Rick Warren's Saddleback Church were excellent. Even if they choose to proceed they will be well served by following the limits set by these boundries.

Avoiding sexual temptation in the church office

Every church pastor rubbing elbows with an attractive secretary, ministry leader, or vivacious volunteer needs to know they’re bouncing on a high diving board over a pool with no water in it.

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