The Unshakable Kingdom
“…since, we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe for our God s a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:28 NIV) GRATEFUL KINGDOM “Having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith…and overflowing with gratitude.” (Colossians 2:7 NASB) 1. TAKE TIME TO REFLECT ON WHAT YOU CAN BE GRATEFUL FOR “…when all these things have come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind…” (Deuteronomy 30:1 NASB) (Hb: HAKARAT HATOV): Recognizing the good TRAIN OUR EYES , AND INTENTIONALLY LOOK FOR SOMETHING TO BE GRATEFUL FOR 2. INTENTIONALLY PRACTICE SHOWING GRATITUDE “…let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe.” (Hebrews 12:28 NASB) LATIN root (Gratus): Root of GRACE, and GRATUITY 3. LESS TO DO ABOUT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES , BUT MORE ABOUT THE CONDITION OF YOUR HEART “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (I Thessalonians 5:16-18 NASB) “But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his highposition.” (James 1:9 NASB) “…for not a hair from the head of any of you will perish. (35) Having said this, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of all, and he broke it and began to eat.” (Acts 27:35 NASB). “The easiest way to go to sleep is to count your blessings instead of your problems.” (Pastor Kent) Victory Group Questions: 1. What are you “thankful” for? 2. What are you “grateful” for? Why? 3. Pray a prayer of thanksgiving, and gratitude.