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Thanksgiving. RCCG Sunday School Manual.


Memory Verse: “Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms”-Ps. 95:2. 
Bible Passage: Psalms 100:1-5.
To be thankful literally means to be full of thanks or appreciation. It is an expression of gratitude to someone. Thankfulness in this context is an act of thanksgiving or a show of gratitude to God. Though some people are ungrateful for various reasons, we must not be ingrates because of its attendant dangers. 




Thanksgiving is a command (1 Chro. 16:8). The request of a believer should start and end with thanksgiving (Phil. 4:6). We thank God for victories over battles of life (John 2:9). It is important to thank God for his mercies and divine provisions (Psalms 58:19; Michah 7:18-20). Thanksgiving is offered to God for his miracles and restoration of hope (1 Sam. 2:1-5; Psalms 126:1-2). The primary reason God created us in His image is for fellowship, thanksgiving, praise and a joyful heart (Is. 43:21).
If you will cultivate the habit of showing gratitude to God, you will compel overflowing blessings from Him. These blessings from Him. These blessings include answered prayers (John 11:41-44); abundant provision (Mark 8:6-8); deliverance from bondage (Acts 16:25-26). Thankful people are peaceful and joyful (Phil. 4;6-7). They enjoy divine presence (Psalms 22:3;95:2), complete restoration, wholeness (Luke 17:16-19) and victory without a fight (2 Chro. 20:21-23). 


ingratitude is the result of vain imagination and a darkened heart. Sometimes your thanksgiving is senseless to the ordinary person but it is more profitable to be thankful than to complain (Romans 1:12; Prov. 15:8). There are several reasons people are ungrateful to God. Sin or spiritual blindness (Eph. 4:17-18). Refusal to take account of what God has done. (Romans 1:21). Pride (Acts 12:21-23).
Every act of ingratitude comes with its attendant danger. Risk of losing the existing blessing, salvation and Heaven (Matt. 25:24-25,30). Limiting one’s blessings or answered prayers (Luke 17;12-16,19). It could result in emptiness and sorrow (Prov. 15:13; 17:22), thereby making restoration practically difficult.
CONCLUSION: Showing gratitude to God ensures continuous divine presence and fellowship. 


1. Mention some of the reasons for thanksgiving.
2. Why is ingratitude dangerous?
ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) things God did for you last year, for which you need to show gratitude (2X5=10 marks).


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