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Thanksgiving

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Ben Franklin Was Right

Scripture: Luke 17

Topic: Thanksgiving > Occasions

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Ben Franklin Was Right Luke 17:11-19 Dr. Jim Denison You and your fellow Americans consumed 45 million turkeys over Thanksgiving, eating 525 million pounds of turkey meat. I thought you should know something about the meal you just consumed, so I looked up turkey facts in preparation for today’s message. Here is what I learned: […]

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Grades vs. Grace

Scripture: Psalm 139

Topic: Thanksgiving > Occasions

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Grades vs. Grace Psalm 139:1-18 James C. Denison Thanksgiving was the first American holiday. A harvest feast was celebrated by Indians for centuries before Europeans first landed on these shores. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast which may have been the first Thanksgiving in the colonies. They had […]

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How to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

Scripture: Luke 17

Topic: Thanksgiving > Occasions

Series: None

Topical Scripture: Luke 17:11–19 Last Tuesday, I was honored to introduce Dr. Tony Evans as the keynote speaker for The Salvation Army’s luncheon in Dallas. Dr. Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, a 10,000-member congregation in our city. He has published more than 100 books, booklets, and Bible studies. […]

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The Battle is Not Yours, But God’s

Scripture: 2 Chronicles 20

Topic: Thanksgiving > Occasions

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The Battle Is Not Yours, But God’s 2 Chronicles 20:20-26 James C. Denison Matthew Henry, the great Bible scholar, was once attacked by thieves and robbed of his wallet. He wrote these words in his diary: “Let me be thankful. First, I was never robbed before. Second, although they took my wallet, they didn’t take […]

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The Holiday God Requires

Scripture: Psalm 100

Topic: Thanksgiving > Occasions

Series: None

The Holiday God Requires Psalm 100 Dr. Jim Denison What is your favorite holiday? According to all the surveys, Christmas is America’s first choice. Yet it may surprise you to learn that it was not celebrated until 336 A.D., and did not become popular in America until the 1860s. And no one is sure when […]

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Why Give Thanks

Scripture: John 6

Topic: Thanksgiving > Occasions

Series: None

Topical Scripture: John 6:1-14 There are only thirty-seven shopping days left until Christmas. If you’re wanting to get started, you might consider a giant infrared healing clam at a cost of $14,000. Or twenty-four-carat gold shoelaces for $19,000 (the silver version is “only” $3,000). Or a glass pool table for $73,000. Batman fans might spring […]

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