1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
3 Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
5 For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
What should we be thankful for?
Our Salvation – God’s Grace
- It was grace that has saved us through faith….not works.
- It was God who reached out of heaven into our heart that saved us.
- It was God sending His Son as the propitiation for our sins that saved us.
- It was God drawing sinners unto Himself that saved us.
- It was God sending faithful people to proclaim the Gospel that saved us.
- It was Me hearing the Gospel, yielding to the Spirit, and calling upon the name of Jesus for forgiveness of my sin that saved me.
The Bible – God’s Word
- We have God’s guidance for making proper decisions.
- We have God’s provision for spiritual growth.
- We have God’s conviction for a pure life.
- We have God’s Truth for all that is right and pure.
The Church – God’s People
- We have God’s family for encouragement.
- We have God’s family for accountability.
- We have God’s family for worship.
- We have God’s family for spiritual growth.
- We have God’s family to reach our community for Christ.