Daily Thanksgiving

'Ready Answer' by Staff

Too many confine their giving of thanks to one day a year. Answering these four questions will help us to evaluate our approach to this spiritual duty.


An Attitude of Thanksgiving

Sermonette by Ted E. Bowling

Gratitude and thankfulness are attitudes we need to exhibit to remain at one with God. By being thankful, we will find it easier to keep God's law.


Thankful Forever

CGG Weekly by Martin G. Collins

Is it not a shame that a day set apart for thanking the Almighty Creator of the universe is barely given a cursory glance—if not entirely ignored?


Thanksgiving and Entropy

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Thankfulness for God's bounty upon us and our land has fallen to gluttony, football games, and planning one's strategy for the next day's shopping.


Thanksgiving

'Ready Answer' by Staff

Here is why we should be thankful, how much we have to be thankful for, and how we can give God our thanks.


Thanksgiving: Honorable Origins

CGG Weekly by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Some have questioned Christians keeping Thanksgiving. The concern is that it stemmed from paganism, and thus a member of God's church should not observe it.


Thanksgiving

Sermonette by Ryan McClure

Ryan McClure, reflecting on President Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Day proclamation, delivered at the height of the American War Between the States, marvels at President Lincoln's reverence to the Creator, crediting Him with the bounties of produce, minerals, and many other tangible blessings. Thanklessness is perhaps the …


Thanksgiving or Self-Indulgence?

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Should Christians celebrate Thanksgiving Day? Are all this world's holidays off limits? Here is how to determine their propriety.


A Time For Thanksgiving

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Our annual Thanksgiving, as developed from the early settlers who called themselves Pilgrims (temporary dwellers on a journey), was derived from the harvest festivals, patterned after the annual Holy Days such as Pentecost and Tabernacles. Unfortunately, the modern descendants of Jacob have all but forgotten their relationship …


Thankful in 2020?

Commentary by Ryan McClure

Few families reminisce about the Pilgrims and the Native Americans sharing a meal; some pundits suggest that this is a time to keep the holiday in isolation.


Giving Thanks

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The real reason Thanksgiving is not a wildly popular holiday is because Americans do not want to give God any credit for their peace, plenty, and power.


Thanks for Everything

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We should not confine the giving of thanks to a single day of the year, but express it continually—in fact, every time we come before God in prayer.


Forget Not All His Benefits

Sermonette by Clyde Finklea

Clyde Finklea asserts that we as a people should thank God for our nation—a nation in which we have an abundance to eat in an environment of peace. President Washington issued a proclamation establishing a day of thanksgiving; later, President Lincoln thanked God for civil and religious liberty, adding his supplications …


New Covenant Priesthood (Part Three)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Without thanksgiving and praise, our prayers degenerate into the 'gimmes' with the emphasis on the self. We must give God thoughtful thanks in every circumstance.


Lest We Forget (2020)

Commentary by Mark Schindler

Mark Schindler, focuses upon the Separatists who fled to Leyden in 1609, to escape persecution from the Anglican Church, which although broke away politically from the Roman Catholic Church, nevertheless retained some of the customs and teachings of Catholicism which the Pilgrims found repulsive. In order to preserve their …


Thankfulness (1986)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting that our national holiday Thanksgiving may be a parody of what God intended should be our understanding of thankfulness. Rather than something we do annually, we should be returning thanks several times daily. Thankfulness equips us to endure hard times. We need to give thanks for everything, …


The Quest for Happiness

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins reminds us that in the Declaration of Independence people were guaranteed the opportunity to pursue life, liberty, and happiness, a quest that has proved futile and elusive. This quest should prompt us to carefully number our days and seek a close relationship with God. When we waste our days, we waste them for …