Stop Complaining. God Demands Thanksgiving (Ep. 46)

November 20, 2021

We all know the story of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, and how they celebrated their first year, a year of loss and hardship, by pouring out their hearts in thankful worship to God. But do we really understand the nature of thanksgiving itself (the act of worship, not the holiday)? In this episode, we try to talk about the modern disconnect we seem to have with feeling and expressing gratitude. We’ll talk about how central gratefulness is to Christianity, how being involved in the work of God by laboring for his church and for the brethren enables us to be grateful in a deeper way, and how it is the work of the Holy Spirit in God’s people that causes and enables us to offer our lives to God as a thankful sacrifice.

Thumbnail Image by James Walsh


Listen to the audio version here:

00:00 Remembering the Pilgrims
03:58 God’s Soverignty
08:40 Prevalence of Complaining
15:11 Complaining in the Family
18:45 Thankful Worship
24:30 Intentional Gratefulness
35:27 Joy from Giving Thanks
39:16 Sharing Gratitude
43:46 Appointing Days of Thanksgiving
48:02 Secular Thanksgiving?
49:38 Communion as Thanksgiving

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

Comments are closed.