Do you take the time to say “thank you” to God?
At times of relief from danger, we thank God a lot.
But what about at the normal times of life when things can be fairly mundane?
If we are not thankful to God for what he has done, then perhaps it is because we don’t fully appreciate how much he has done for us?
In the letter to the Colossians, Paul outlines what the life ‘worthy of the Lord’ looks like.
He uses four phrases, which say that Christians should be bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power, and giving joyful thanks (Colossians 1:10-12)
Thankfulness is at the heart of being a Christian.
But what should our thankfulness be like?
Verse 12 says that it should be “joyful”.
Show me a person who lives a life worthy of the Lord, and I’ll show you a person who joyfully gives thanks to the Father.
Do you say thanks to God at dinner time?
Well, the well-known poet G. K. Chesterton thinks we shouldn’t stop there.
You say grace before meals.
But I say grace before the play and the opera,
And grace before the concert and pantomime,
And grace before I open a book,
And grace before sketching, painting,
Swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing;
And grace before I dip the pen in the ink.
How will you thank God, this week?
This weekend, we we finish up our series on 2 Samuel. In the final talk, Jodie will be speaking on the topic, “The problem of the wrath of God”, from chapter 21 verses 1 to 14 and chapter 24.
At our 5pm Saturday service we will have a special presentation on Special Religious Education (SRE), which is our mission of the month.
Our 8am Sunday service will be a Morning Prayer Sunday service.
Our Senior Minister, Jodie, will also be answering these questions during our services:
1 What does Glenn Davies mean when he says he, “accepts the outcome of the marriage postal plebiscite”?
2 Was 2 Samuel set in Medieval times?
3 How old was David in 2 Samuel 21:15?
4 Would Joab and the other war officials be the same age as David, and how old were his mighty men?
5 Who were the three mighty warriors in Samuel 23:17, and what were their names?
6 What weapons were used in the Bible before swords?
7 Were the descendants of Rapha also known as the Nephilim?
8 Does it still snow in the Middle East and around Bethlehem today?
9 In Psalm 51:4 and 2 Samuel 12:13 David said he had only sinned against God, but didn’t he also sin against people like Uriah and others?
10 Would it be better to say that war memorials are not a celebration of war, but a reminder of the devastation of war?
11 Would it be possible to choose a different day for the church event planned on Easter Monday?
If you’re wanting to check out our church we’d really love you to visit us on Saturday at 5pm for a contemporary service with kids’ program and dinner afterwards, or come along on Sunday at 8am for a Prayer Book service.
See you at 5pm this Saturday or 8am this Sunday, God willing!