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November 13, 2021 7:00 pm
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving...
The Baptist Bible lower no comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will the and personal share. Bradley Junior inviting you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign grace and will him will and a and and and will and in and in a and and glad that you are with us today for this broadcast and point of the message will be a blessing to you would like to hear from you know that you have this entire mailing address is Baptist Bible hour. Box 1737, Cincinnati, OH 45217 and we encourage you to visit our website at Baptist Bible hour dock or make a donation there for the support of the program. If you would like to desire your prayers that the Lord will supply our needs and blesses to continue sending out the message of God's sovereign grace and in and in and in and in and he and and and he and and and today's message in title Thanksgiving for ever was preached last year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving at Cincinnati primitive Baptist Church, the headline that I saw on a couple of articles this week said Thanksgiving Articles revealed that they were talking about people having to change their plans for traveling for large groups getting together to celebrate Thanksgiving because the coronavirus of course but the headline was a bit startling Thanksgiving will some cancel giving thanks because they're frustrated with the many stressful and hurtful situations that have been encountered throughout this year. What about you, your plans for Thanksgiving day may be greatly altered this year. What about giving thanks failure to be thankful leads to murmuring and complaining reject bitterness. It makes life miserable and it dishonors God.
Examples of giving sanction admonitions to give thanks, throughout the work of God, we know that the patriarchs were men of faith and consequently we are sure that they gave thanks. Although it's not specifically stated one of the early accounts does indicate that Abraham's servant gave thanks. She said being in the way the Lord led me to the house of a master's brother back down worship feeling that his mission was a success, but the first time we found the word Thanksgiving is in the book of Leviticus says the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for Thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day it is offered.
The priests were able to eat at least portions of the sacrifices that were brought. This was their livelihood since they were devoted to the service of God, not active. Another labor were so he speaks of bringing an offering for Thanksgiving and onto the rest of the Bible. Find many examples of giving thanks and many admonitions to give thanks so it's a prominent thing. My septic today is Thanksgiving forever. Not Thanksgiving is for Scotus. Psalm 100. Some of you may know the Psalm already. My heart you don't. This would be a good Thanksgiving day project for you and your family to work on memorizing Psalm 100. Make a joyful noise of the Lord, all the land serve the Lord with gladness. Come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord hears God is he that hath made us and not we ourselves. We are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise be thankful to him and bless his name for the Lord is good. His mercy is everlasting and his truth in your whole generation. What a wonderful shop.
Wonderful expression of giving thanks to God. First of all we want to think about the spirit in which thanks is to be given like a joyful noise in the Lord is to be with and were told that in the original language. The word really conveys the idea of it being a shout as it was customary in many other nations back in ancient times when the king put in an appearance.
The people shall they respected him in his role and to honor him. They would shout if we're going to honor the Lord God of heaven.
We may not shout aloud but we all took shop with joy in our hearts. There's always a reason to rejoice. If our joy is in the lower if we're depending on circumstances. Most of the day without a lot of times it turned were not in a thankful spirit.
But if we rejoicing in the Lord. We can give thanks with Joe and it says it's to be with singing first Chronicles 16 verse seven. Then on that day.
David delivered first. This Psalm thanked the Lord delivered into the hands of patient and his brother. Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people, saying unto him sing songs of the copy of all his wondrous works for the construction that's being given here. We are to call upon the Lord, what a privilege that is to call upon to make known his deeds among the people. How diligent and cocky about his D's his mighty acts. His wonderful works. Talking about those things within our families talking about those things to others to tell them about the greatness of God to sing a hymn singing songs and him talking of his wondrous works glorifying.
He is holy name that the heart of them rejoice that she seek the Lord and his strength seek his face continually remember his marvelous works that he is gone, his wonders and the judgment of his soap three times a sent that to seek the Lord get bogged down with her troubles terribly.
Hip and deceitful with failed to take the burden p.m. failed to call. We are to seek his face to Psalm 69 verse 30, says I will praise the name of God with song and will magnify him with thanksgiving and praise, singing his praise and with thanksgiving singing then can glorify God and can edify people in the source of great encouragement. It can be a source of instruction. Colossians chapter 3 verse 16 says let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in some and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord to offer singing songs with singing hymns and spiritual songs that convey truth where teaching and admonishing one another. What a blessing it is God's people to say lifting up their voices droning their hearts and praising God and singing to God's glory and think about spirit in which this thanks is to be given it is not only with joy. It is not only with singing, but it is also with service psalmist asked what shall I render to the he was thinking of all of the great mercies and blessings that he received what offer. What can I render to him. God had done so much for me. What can I do in return. Certainly can't repay God. He blesses us according to his mercy and grace.
So we are unworthy and undeserving of the least of but we are to serve the various ways in which I can be good. Jesus makes it clear as he speaks, and the 25th chapter of the cost with Matthew to those on the right hand. The king says, inherent the kingdom of my father and he enumerates various things that they have done. Not that it was the cause of their salvation on the basis of it, but the evidence that they had Matthew 2535. He says, for I wasn't hungered, and ye gave me meat, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you took me in naked and you clothed me, I was in prison and you came under me.
Then shall the righteous answer him St. Lord Saul leaving a stranger, and took the naked and clothing when solving the sick print print and came to the that verse 40 and the King shall answer and say under them, verily I say unto you, inasmuch as you have done unto one of the least of these my brethren, Doug on two me surprised when went with lawless Odyssey.
They weren't doing something to be recognized to be praying they were doing that which rang naturally from a heart that had been renewed by divine grace hears the things we did and Jesus said as much as you did under the least of the so what can I render one of the things we can do is to see that we serve him that we are actively thinking about others and how we can minister to them and how we can help. Jesus himself says that when you gave close to those that needed them. You gave food to those that were hungry. You gave Frank those with thirsty, efficient, low present, you did to me how easy it is to become self-centered, focusing on our own desires. Our own needs our own problems and not think of others. But if we're going to have a thankful heart. One of the ways we demonstrate that is by ministering to others about us. Then we think of that service.
Paul appeals part of it.
In second Corinthians chapter 9 verse six says. But this I say quick so sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he would show up bountifully shall reap also comparably every man according as he purposed in his heart, so let him do not grudgingly order of necessity, for God loveth a cheerful as we kill according as God has prospered us.
We give willingly, cheerfully, thankfully, we are expressing our thanks to God double-clicking and God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound in every good work is one of Paul's favorite expression. He always wanted God's people to abound abound in love abound in every good work, never to remain at the status quo, but always be growing, moving forward and down so as we give we express our thanksgiving to God for his abundant blessings upon us, giving as God has prospered us many speaks of entering into his gates coming through his gates and into his courts with praise. Of course all of us individually are to be regularly giving thanks to God we need to do that, personally, individually, as a family, but there's something special about coming into his courts coming to his church coming to the assembly of saints with a body of believers singing together, praying together, giving thanks together.
Something about that which God honors hitch in harmony with his pattern as to what he determines as far as the effectiveness of his church, thankful for live stream, but that really doesn't take the place of being in the assembly of saints, we respect the fact that we are living in difficult times, and that we have to cope with the situation as we look to that day when this parcel be gone and the church is a body can be together all singing praise and giving thanks to God.
Then we are to give thanks for who he is. Verse three says he is the creator know he put the Lord he is God.
Is he that hath made us and not we ourselves, those who deny that there is a God had no one to whom they might give thanks. In fact, really. The appeal of evolution is that it does away with God person come to the conclusion there is no God, not countable and they preferred that concept not accountable to anybody.
Someone wrote that self made man in general, there are those that like the bones of the self-made man well said the self-made man worships his creator so he feels like he made himself the name honors himself but we are to honor him worship God is only when we recognize him as the creator as the one who has made us that we are completely and appropriately. Thanks to you, not call to life of isolation, but to join with other saints of God in giving thanks to him and one way that we can praise God gives thanks is to invite others to come and meet with us and join with us as we give thanks to God person says in verse one make a joyful noise on the Lord all the land speaks to men in general to the world at large.
Let all join in giving thanks to God all he and I would give thanks to him, not only because he's the creator, because he is good the Lord is the God that were invented by the heathen were selfish, temperamental, many times harmful, but the true and living God, the God we worship you.
Psalm 34 verse eight says O taste and see that the Lord is good.
Blessed is the man that trust in him and the wonderful thing to be able to recognize that the God we worship is when he created the heaven and their said it was good but he created man. He said it is when he reveals his will to us is good. Romans 12 to says, and be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
God revealed his will to us is a good cop and his will for us is and the gospel is good news so we worship him because he is the creator because he is good and because he is our really verse three says we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. That would be one thing to say.
I'm going to praise God created and I envision him as being at a far distance. Think of him in ancient times gone by when. In the beginning God created the heaven there but when you get to the point that you recognize he's not just your Cree usual Redeemer. That makes it a very personal matter. Verse three we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. John chapter 10 verse 11 hear the words of Jesus. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for she here then is identified not just past her Cree tour as I Redeemer Jesus came to lay down his life for the sheep.
He gives his life for what if he gave his life for the sheep and where the sheep of his pasture really have any reason for worry and anxiety.
Can we not commit every day into his hand, say Lord yes I see some challenges difficulties all around. I'm going to trust you because you are my Redeemer. Verse 14 says I am the good shepherd and no and them no mind. He knows who sheep are initiating no p.m. as the father knows me, even so no father and I lay down my life. Greater comfort and consolation.
Could you know how to regain by him. He lay down his life for me. Just me and he is now my good Shepherd watching over me, caring for me. Surely we have much to be thankful for.
Jesus says I am the good shepherd and know my sheep know my whole comfort to know he is our shepherd watches over us and cares for us, even as we travel through the adversities of life will rejoice in the greatness of our Savior, the marvels of the grace to Redeemer/phone rulings. I hope the two writers this week or next week at the same time in the Lord richly bless you and be in a Baptist Bible hour is come to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior address all mailed to the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217. That's the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217