Satisfied in Giving Thanks

This week, I’ve been meditating on Paul’s seemingly straightforward and simple command to the Colossians: “And be thankful” (3:15). The word and reminded us of our privilege to offer thanksgiving as a continual refrain to what God has done for us in Christ. Be showed us the impossibility of thankfulness without regeneration and renewal. It’s our presenceContinue reading “Satisfied in Giving Thanks”

Christ, Our Thanks-Giver

This Thanksgiving season, a short sentence from Paul’s letter to the Colossians has been stuck in my head: “And be thankful” (Colossians 3:15). In a previous post, we explored the first word and. And encouraged us to see how thanksgiving is related to every aspect of the Christian life. There is always room for more,Continue reading “Christ, Our Thanks-Giver”

Thanksgiving: The One Thing We Add to the Gospel

Every year as the holidays approach, I take a break from whatever book I’m preaching through and turn to something completely different. For instance, last year I preached a series entitled “A Very Reformed Christmas”, preaching a text from the Christmas narrative each week of Advent and pairing it with one of the five solasContinue reading “Thanksgiving: The One Thing We Add to the Gospel”

Looking Back: A Thanksgiving Reflection

As we all wake up with eater’s guilt–or have already been awake for many hours and are just returning home with shopper’s guilt–Thanksgiving slowly drifts into the memory bank of holidays-of-years-past.  However, before we let this Thanksgiving go to usher in the Christmas season, let us take a moment to reflect. Last night, our familyContinue reading “Looking Back: A Thanksgiving Reflection”