Although Thanksgiving is more of a national holiday than a religious observance, there are still many Biblical principles to celebrate during the season of thanks. Here are three spiritual lessons to incorporate into your Thanksgiving sermon this year.
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks to God for the blessings on the table, but there is another kind of harvest that is even more important. When drafting your Thanksgiving sermon outline, remember to give special thanks for the harvest of new believers who have joined your church over the past year.
Importance of Family
Loved ones are the most important blessing, and Thanksgiving is a holiday for gathering together. Take time to celebrate the significance of family in your sermon. Remember to include all the different types of family, such as biological relatives, church family and good friends who are like family.
Giving Thanks All Year Long
A good Thanksgiving sermon outline should emphasize that giving thanks is not just once a year. Remind your congregation to keep a grateful spirit and give thanks to God for all His blessings every day of the year. Encourage a daily prayer of thanks for simple things that people tend to take for granted.
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