Your Turn: Sermon Prep…

I am preaching Sunday and finishing my series on worship. I am going to be preaching on how giving thanks to God is an act of Worship. I have some ideas floating around in my head…but I want to know from you is…

  1. Do you think we’re a thankful people? Especially in the Church?
  2. What does giving thanks really look like? What impact could an attitude of gratitude have in our communities?

Just two or three questions. If you have comments, I’d love to hear/read them. They help in the thinking process. Many blessings.

About Steve LaMotte

Husband and father of three amazing children. Campus Minister of Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. Pastor at Hope United Methodist Church in Dover, Delaware. Elder in the Pen-Del Conference. Fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. Lover of music that makes hipsters cringe.
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One Response to Your Turn: Sermon Prep…

  1. Matt Ralph says:

    I don’t think we are naturally thankful people. I think we are naturally whiny and selfish, especially when it comes to church. We want things to be done our way. We want our desires and needs met. We feel entitled to many of the luxuries we so often take for granted. We are in love with our opinions and don’t always appreciate when they are challenged or questioned.I think giving thanks starts with confessing our selfishness and how bad we are at giving thanks for the many blessings we have been freely given. I think it involves us allowing God to completely strip us of our inflated American egos so that His love can be spread to the family, friends and complete strangers we encounter during this time of collective reflection and thanksgiving.

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