Means of Grace.Thanksgiving-3.doc - Name Authors read Means of Grace Biblical Thanksgiving Scripture passages 1Tim 4:4 Ps 107:8-9 147:7-9 Lk 17:11-19

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Name ____________________ Authors read _______________ Means of Grace: Biblical Thanksgiving Scripture passages: 1Tim 4:4; Ps 107:8-9; 147:7-9; Lk 17:11-19; Rom 1:20-21; 14:6; Ps 50:14; Ps 95:2; 1 Tim 2:1; 2 Cor 9:10-12; Eph 5:3-5; 1Thes 5:18; Phil 4:6; Col 3:15-17; 1 Cor 15:57; 1 Cor 4:7; Matt 14:19 (Luke 9:16); 1 Cor 11:24; Acts 28:15; Rom 6:17; Eph 1:16; 1 Tim 1:12; Rev 4:9; 7:12; 11:17 Use commentaries and Bible dictionaries to explore five (5) of the above passages (2 OT and 3 NT) concerning this means of grace. Show your work: Note the author and the contribution you found for each verse . You do not need to footnote. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Now come up with the following: 1. Your own definition. 2. Spiritual perks: What was revealed about God’s heart? What did God reveal to you about you through this means? 3. The purpose/value of this means. 4. How one could exercise this means. 5. How you exercised biblical thanksgiving.
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Unformatted text preview: 6. A reflection on your exercise of biblical thanksgiving. 7. Any thoughts on how this means has impacted your expressing gratitude to others around you. Thanksgiving breaks the seduction of ______________ and allows me to hear God’s invitation to/for ___________________. Consider these helpful exercises: A hesed calendar is found in Jung’s chapter. It’s an exercise that helps us become more alert to God’s provision, work, and presence in our lives. As a result, we thank, worship, and praise him more often, more intentionally, and more purposefully. OR Start a document on your desktop and title it ‘thanks’ and begin it prayerfully. Allow yourself to review the day, the week, the year; the past and the present; divine moments and appointments; the beauty and uniqueness of God’s creation. Record your thoughts. Give God the opportunity to grow a grateful heart in you....
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