Look for the House of Faith Christmas Board in the church foyer on Sundays and the multi-purpose building on Wednesday nights for your family to sponsor a child for Christmas! HOF has provided the names of children who attend their San Jacinto backyard Bible club. To participate, simply take the name of one or more children off the HOF board in the foyer, and follow the instructions to donate. Take this opportunity to support House of Faith and encourage the children of San Jacinto that are blessed by this ministry. If you have any questions, please see Matt Walton in the church office.
Thanksgiving is in 7 days!! (Christmas is in 38 days…but who’s counting!) We have much to be thankful for!
Last night, our youth did an exercise in thanksgiving. They discussed things they take for granted and forget to be thankful for. After a few minutes they were asked, “now, who do you need to thank?” Of course, being good church-going kids, the first response was Jesus! Other responses included parents, family and friends. As we ended our time together, the students were challenged to speak words of thanksgiving and gratitude to people in their lives who they, perhaps, take for granted.
I pose those same questions to you.
- What things do you take for granted each day?
- To whom do you need to say a word of thanks?
- Say the words! Don’t assume they know you are thankful!
Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. (Proverbs 16:24)
1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Colossians 3:15-17 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Psalm 30:12 That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!
Isaiah 12:4-5 And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.
Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.
Psalm 100:4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.