Archive Monthly Archives: November 2013

An Attitude of Gratitude (doxazo), by Dr. Michael Sharp, NOBTS

November 30, 2013

by Dr. Michael Sharp
Professor of Worship Studies, NOBTS
Learn more about Dr. Sharp, HERE.

An Attitude of Gratitude (doxazo)

Previously, we noted the importance of completing the sequence of asking God for daily bread, receiving His gracious provision, and concluding with an expression of thanks to God. Another aspect of Thanksgiving relates to how we acknowledge when God answers a specific petition — when He intervenes in the face of our human brokenness and in situations beyond the scope of our normal everyday needs. Continue reading

Thanksgiving and Jesus

November 28, 2013

by Dr. Michael Sharp
Professor of Worship Studies, NOBTS
Learn more about Dr. Sharp, HERE.

Giving Thanks for Our Daily Bread (eucharisteo)

At the very center of living a life devoted to Christ lies the need to depend on God. As Christians, we know that all that we enjoy in life comes from the hand of our loving Heavenly Father. Jesus taught us to pray asking God to provide us our daily bread. The simple act of asking God daily for what we physically need is an acknowledgment of our dependence on Him. We ask, and we receive. Daily dependence and daily provision. Continue reading

Dr. Nelson Price on Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013

by Dr. Nelson Price, pastor emeritus
Roswell Street Baptist Church
Atlanta, Ga.

Learn more about Dr. Price HERE

Thanksgiving is the only true American holiday. Yet, it is modern day Americans who are causing confusion regarding the meaning of the first such celebration. Some modern sages are even teaching children the first thanksgiving was an occasion when the Pilgrims invited the Native Americans to come over so they could express thanks to the native Wampanoags for helping them get settled. Continue reading

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