A Celebration of Thanks

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2 Samuel 6:12-23

 

How do we show our thanks?

 

What are we thankful for?

 

 

Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, (v. 16)

while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets. As the ark of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she despised him in her heart. (v. 15-16)

 

I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. (v. 22)

 

What gets you dancing?

 

1. The ______________ of God

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34

 

2. For ___________________

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.  This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. Matthew 26:26-28

 

3. For God meeting our ___________________

Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people.  They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. Matthew 15:36-37

Give us each day our daily bread. Luke 15:3

 

4. For other _____________________

I thank my God every time I remember you.  In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy  because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,  being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:3-6

 

5. For _________________________ we know

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people…1 Timothy 2:1

 

6. For every _____________________ of life

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

 

Give thanks to God with all your might!