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Thanks!: Thank-Full

Pastor Brad Quiring     October 7, 2012

Today is Thanksgiving Sunday and it is easy to be thankful when everything is going well. Someone is happy and grateful and it seems to be contagious, lightening the mood for everyone. Life isn't always nice and kind. Circumstances get in our way. How should we react? One of the Bible's authors, Paul, had a horrible lifeon the surface, marked by injustice and suffering. Yet he instructed believers to give thanks in ALL circumstances...which is precisely how he lived. This kind of gratitude will not only change an individual, it just might turn a family or even a community around and get people out from under the storm clouds and into a brighter life.

Key verse(s): 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Topics: community, thankfulness

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