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?


Thankfulness

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

The apostle Paul predicted the end-time generation to be unthankful. We need to buck this trend and show our appreciation to God and fellow man.


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.


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.


What Is There to Be Thankful for Today?

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

We find it difficult to retain a positive, thankful attitude these days, but we should always offer thanksgiving to God, especially in times like these.


Benefits of Thanksgiving

CGG Weekly by Gary Montgomery

Do we thank God daily for all His blessings? Do we thank Him for only the nice things? He wants us to thank Him for His benefits, mercy, and graciousness.


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.


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.


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.


Sending Thank-Yous

CGG Weekly by Dan Elmore

It is a big mistake to neglect expressing earnest thanks whenever it is called for. The benefits to others and to us are too valuable to pass up.


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.


Thanksgiving

Sermonette by Ryan McClure

We cannot emulate the nine ungrateful lepers, but must be proactive in our expressions of thanksgiving, such as making lists of things for which we are thankful.


Be You Thankful

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

When we neglect to become thankful, our hearts harden, bringing about alienation from God. Gratitude is the glue that cements our relationships with God.


Be Thankful!

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

The danger of abundant blessings is that we tend to forget the source of the blessings and cease being thankful. When we forget to be thankful, we forget God.


Thankfulness (1986)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

We need to give thanks for everything, blessings and trials. Christianity ought to be an exhilarating experience, but it depends on our outlook on life.


Thank You for Finishing What You Start!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

We should be thankful to God for His Holy Spirit, spiritual blessings, fellowship, as well as God's promise that He will finish what He has started.


Hannah's Thanksgiving

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Hannah gave up the very thing she asked for. Her willingness to give God her most precious possession stands on par with Abraham's renowned sacrifice of Isaac.


Ingratitude

Article by Mark Schindler

Some of us cannot seem to realize a blessing if it slaps us across the face! Ingratitude can hold us back in our relationship with God.


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.


Facing Times of Stress: Faithfulness

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on Philippians 4:4-9,observes that although America is the most blessed nation on the face of the earth, it is also the most unthankful, providing a contributory cause for anxiety. As Paul counseled the Philippians, thankfulness and gratefulness lead to joy and profound peace, while ungratefulness and …


'We Live to the Lord'

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

How many of us lead lives based on the principle in Romans 14:7-8 of 'living to the Lord' rather than ourselves?


The Importance of Appreciation

CGG Weekly by John Reiss

In addition to thanking God for all He does, it is a godly principle to take time to consider the kind acts of others and let them know we appreciate them.


Reciprocity (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by John Reiss

What can we give God despite His owning everything? It is not possible to repay what God has done for us, but there are ways we can seek to reciprocate.


The Sacrifice of Praise

Article by Martin G. Collins

I Peter 2:5 says that we are to offer up spiritual sacrifices. Here is what that means and how we can do it acceptably before God.


Do We See Ourselves As God Sees Us?

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Praying without gratitude is like clipping the wings of prayer. Thankfulness is not natural to carnal human nature which loves to grovel as a timid worrywart.


Be Happy (Part One)

CGG Weekly by Gary Montgomery

As we age, the pressures of life, work, and experience all contribute to wearing us down. Only a few seem to have learned to remain happy despite hardship.


Be Content in All Things (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by Geoff Preston (1947-2013)

Discontentment is a disease that slowly and insidiously affects the mind, and people who suffer from it find that it grows out of control if left unchecked.


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 …


A Motivation for Giving

Sermonette by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on offertory sermonettes he has heard in the past, many of which seemed to emphasize that people were not sacrificing enough for the work, explores other motivations for giving. When Paul attempted to motivate the Corinthians (a wealthy congregation which had received spiritual gifts), he compared …


Sovereignty and Its Fruit: Part Ten

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Once we accept God's sovereignty, it begins to produce certain virtues in us. Here are four of these byproducts of total submission to God.


Ecclesiastes Resumed (Part Thirteen)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Solomon teaches us that money may provide some security, but it cannot be relied upon for satisfaction; only a relationship with God will fill that vacuum.


Prosperity: What Is True Wealth?

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, distinguishing between prosperity and wealth, asserts that prosperity is success that comes to those who have been active in achieving it and/or by divine grace, usually as a result of effort. Along with material wealth are offspring, and spiritual blessings such as character or grace in the eyes of an …


The Mystery of Goodness

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Because even Satan can transform himself into an angel of light, we must be careful not to assess goodness by surface appearances. God's goodness is our pattern.


Ecclesiastes and Christian Living (Part Three): Time

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Solomon reveals that God is solidly in control of time. Knowing that God is sovereign over time should fill us with faith in God's workmanship.


Prayer Does Make a Difference

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

God does not hear a prayer of pride, selfishness, and self exaltation, but He listens to prayers of supplication and intercession for the saints.