WHERE'S THE TURKEY

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Message By: Pastor Jonathan Lord Series: Up Close & Personal with the Holy Spirit! “Where's The Turkey" DOES YOUR THANKSGIVING USUALLY LOOK LIKE THIS: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control . . . (Galatians 5:22-23 ESV) OR THIS: The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. . . . (Galatians 5:19-21 NIV) HOW CAN I NOT JUST SURVIVE THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS, BUT THRIVE THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS? 1. FOCUS ON THE WHO OF THANKSGIVING, NOT THE WHAT OF THANKSGIVING But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16 ESV) And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (Galatians 5:24 ESV) If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. (Galatians 5:25-26 ESV) 2. FOCUS ON THE THANKS-GIVING, NOT THE THANKS-GETTING But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (Galatians 5:18 ESV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23 ESV) 3. REMEMBER THAT FOR THE CHRISTIAN, THANKSGIVING ISN’T A HOLIDAY, IT’S A WAY OF LIFE Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV) Make an A-Z List of Thanks Tell 5 people why you’re thankful for them (not for what they do, but for who they are)

WHERE'S THE TURKEY