Jesus Changes Everything: "Jesus Changes Our Thankfulness"
Jesus Changes Everything: “Jesus Changes our Thankfulness”
I. It is common to see our convictions changedwhen we’re desperate. (Luke 17:11-13)
II. It is common to love the gifts more than the Giver. (Luke 17:13-14, 17)
1. Family or friends
2. Possessions or work
3. Ungrateful heart
5. God owes it to us
III. Thankfulness for our salvation motivates us to live uncommon lives in the world.
John 20:30-31 -“Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples… these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ… (and) have life in His name.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18 - “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
2 Corinthians 9:15 - “Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!”
Colossians 4:2 - “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.”
1 Thessalonians 1:2 - “We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers.”
1 Timothy 1:12 - “I thank him who has given me strength in Christ Jesus…appointing me to his service.”
2 Corinthians 2:14 - “But thanks be to God, who in Christ…and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.”
2 Corinthians 9:11- “You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.”
1. Read Luke 17:11-19. What did God reveal to you from His word concerning your salvation? What is your response?
2. What do you think kept the nine from returning to Jesus?
3. Have you ever felt like you could relate to the men who did not return to Jesus? What was going on in your life that lead to this type of heart?
4. Read Psalm 35:26-27. What are the two types of magnifying found on earth? What are the reasons we would magnify God? Ourselves?
5. Examine the three final truths from Sunday. Discuss one you would like to grow in. How does walking with others help you in your thankfulness? Specifically thank someone in your group or family for something he or she has said or done. Pray for one another and others. (1 Thessalonians 1:2)