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“Thanksgiving ” Prepared and Presented by Rev. Alfred Thiagarajan Welcome 1 Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits Psalm 103 (King James) 1 Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Christian terms: Soul winning, Soul harvest, Salvation of the soul. Matthew 10:28 (New International Version) 28Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Here the verse suggests, Thanksgiving should be from soul. Praising from Lips- can be real or not It can be just emotional outburst. It can be just physical ecstasy. Praising from the soul cannot be a false one. Praising of soul will be unchanging not only in earth but also in heaven Praising of soul need not be known outside. All my inmost being, praise his holy name. This denotes our heart or Mind Praise from the heart is the true one. Whole heartedly 27 “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ But our mind is corrupt There is no concentration. Why? Physique : Normal-Abnormal-Subnormal Normal self: No one is normal. Abnormal- Neurotic, Psychotic Mind : Conscious – Unconscious- Subconscious Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits. What’s the opposite of forget? Our memory is very short. What is memory? Memory is an organism's ability to store, retain, and recall information and experiences. Sensory memory : corresponds approximately to the initial 200– 500 milliseconds after an item is perceived. Short-term : memory allows recall for a period of several seconds to a minute without rehearsal. Long-term : can store much larger quantities of information for potentially unlimited duration (sometimes a whole life span) God has given us countless blessings. Write and see the blessings around you. Things we take them for granted. •Good air (Oxygen) •Good water •Shelter •Clothing •Food ( grains, fruits, vegetables etc) Thanksgiving is different from Thanks saying Saying Thanks is a form of an exchange of appreciation between a beneficiary and benefactor Giving thanks is an exclusive pious attribution of a devotee to the deity. Thanksgiving is not once a year. It has to be everyday.
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