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A Bible Study on Giving Thanks

Here in the United States we’re in the Thanksgiving holiday season during which a tradition exists of each family member around the dinner table stating what he or she is especially thankful for. It can range from the food on the table to their home to the loved ones in their lives. This is a […]

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Get This Free Bible Study on Thanksgiving

“Thank you.” It’s a simple statement. Brief and to the point. It’s so meaningful because it expresses acknowledgement and a feeling of appreciation in exchange for an act of kindness or help, a receiving of a gift or favor, or responding to generosity. It conveys the heart-felt message of sincerity and the giving of honor […]

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Quiz: What Does the Bible Say About Thanksgiving?

The Bible tells us to be humble and show gratitude to God for his goodness and love. Following are only a few examples in Scripture of people giving thanks. And below that is a quiz to test your knowledge of thanksgiving details in the Bible. Be sure to sign up for the short-run free email […]

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For What Should You Be Grateful? Here’s the Bible’s List.

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 In the Bible, thanksgiving to God—both for his work and for his person—is a major theme. The apostle Paul tells us we should prioritize expressing our gratitude as an act of Christian discipleship. […]

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Bible Reflections: God’s Words

Giving Thanks and Offering Testimony I recently came across 1 Corinthians 1:4-9 again and was reminded of all the ways God has enriched his people through his grace, blessing us with his words, with understanding. Here it is: I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For […]

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Be Inspired by Biblical Stories of Gratitude

Every year, Thanksgiving serves as a reminder for us to give thanks to our Creator, “for he is good; his love endures forever” (1 Chronicles 16:34). This year, it is especially important to praise Him and remember that “…dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations” (Psalm 22:28). In our annual Give […]

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A Prayer for Thanksgiving Day

Pastor and author Mel Lawrenz is interrupting his weekly How to Live the Bible series to focus our attention on the role of gratitude in our lives. In the USA this week we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. I have always treasured this holiday because its intention is so clear and so right. It is not so […]

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Bible Verses About Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Are you looking for Bible verses about thanksgiving and gratitude? Here are 23 verses from a variety of Bible translations that teach us something important about thankfulness. Read them here.

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In Time for Thanksgiving and Christmas: A Special Note from Mel Lawrenz

I always want to make the most of times like Thanksgiving Day and Christmas, and I’m sure you do also. Here are two opportunities… A Prayer for Thanksgiving Day is something you can use personally, at your dinner table on Thanksgiving Day, or in your church if you are a pastor. This is the first […]

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7-Day Bible Reading Plan: Thanksgiving

Use this 7-day Bible reading plan to help you focus on thanksgiving and the attitude of being grateful in all circumstances. [See and sign up for Bible Gateway’s Bible reading plans] [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Be Inspired By Biblical Stories of Gratitude] Click each Bible reference to read the passage on Bible Gateway: […]

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