Thanksgiving by wanghonghx


Turkey Day
  What It
Means To Be
 Thankful !
   A Special Day To Give Thanks
 It is a North American Holiday
 It started as a form of Harvest Festival
 1st record was San Augustine Florida
 September 8th 1565.
 Best known recorded event was at Plymouth
 Plantation in 1621
 Celebrated 2nd Monday in October – Canada
 4th Thursday in United States
            Thanks for what?
 Material and Spiritual possessions
 Not based on any religious or pagan
 It is remembered for the early colonist
 deliverance by the Native Americans after a
 brutal winter in Plymouth Massachusetts
 The Wampanoag tribe taught the pilgrims
 how to catch eel and grow corn
 They set aside a day to show their
    The Early Settlers Had ….....
 Plenty of water fowl
 Many Turkeys
 Much Venison
 Lots of Fish like cod and bass
 Indian Corn from which they made meal
 They wrote back to England of how
 prosperous this new land was
  Is life all about food and shelter
 In 1623, they were in a drought and
 prayed for rain and received one and they
 established a true “Thanksgiving Day”
 By the 1700’s almost every colony had
 established a “Thanksgiving Day” to
 celebrate God’s manifold blessings.
 Today we may have lost site of the true
 meaning of this holiday, not just a feast
  Today we often forget to be thanful
1 Chron 16:34 Oh, give thanks to the
 LORD, for He is good!
 1 Chron 16:8 Oh, give thanks to the
 LORD! Call upon His name; Make
 known His deeds among the peoples!
 Ps 75:1 We give thanks to You, O God,
 we give thanks !
  Today we often forget to be thanful
Ps 79:13 So we, Your people and sheep of Your
 pasture, Will give You thanks forever; We will
 show forth Your praise to all generations.
Ps 107:8-9 Oh, that men would give thanks to
 the LORD for His goodness, And for His
 wonderful works to the children of men! 9 For
 He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the
 hungry soul with goodness
      For What Should We Be Thanful
 Rom 16:4 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers
  in Christ Jesus, 4 who risked their own necks for my life,
  to whom not only I give thanks , but also all the
  churches of the Gentiles.
 2 Cor 2:14-16 Now thanks be to God who always leads
  us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the
  fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For we
  are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who
  are being saved and among those who are perishing.
  16 To the one we are the aroma of death leading
  to death, and to the other the aroma
  of life leading to life.
       For What Should We Be Thanful
       2 Cor 9:10-15 Now may He who supplies seed to the
    sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed
    you have sown and increase the fruits of your
    righteousness, 11 while you are enriched in everything for
    all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to
    God. 12 For the administration of this service not only
    supplies the needs of the saints, but also is abounding
    through many thanksgivings to God, 13 while, through
    the proof of this ministry, they glorify God for the
    obedience of your confession to the gospel of Christ,
    and for your liberal sharing with them and all men,
    14 and by their prayer for you, who long for
    you because of the exceeding grace of God
    in you. 15 Thanks be to God for
    His indescribable gift!
How thankful should we be?
         2 Tim 3:2-5 For men will be
         lovers of themselves, lovers
         of money, boasters, proud,
         blasphemers, disobedient to
         parents, unthankful , unholy,
         3 unloving, unforgiving,
         slanderers, without self-
         control, brutal, despisers of
         good, 4 traitors, headstrong,
         haughty, lovers of pleasure
         rather than lovers of God,
How thankful should we be?
         2 Tim 3:6-9 For of this sort are
         those who creep into households
         and make captives of gullible
         women loaded down with sins, led
         away by various lusts, 7 always
         learning and never able to come to
         the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now
         as Jannes and Jambres resisted
         Moses, so do these also resist the
         truth: men of corrupt minds,
         disapproved concerning the faith; 9
         but they will progress no further,
         for their folly will be manifest to all,
         as theirs also was.
How thankful should we be?
         Eph 5:3-4 But fornication
         and all uncleanness or
         covetousness, let it not
         even be named among
         you, as is fitting for saints;
         4 neither filthiness, nor
         foolish talking, nor coarse
         jesting, which are not
         fitting, but rather giving
         of thanks
Turkey Day
 Art Thou
Thankful !

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