“From Gratitude to Gracious” sermon on Nov 18th

Based on: selections from: Matthew 6: 25-33


#1 One of the worst uses of time for Christians is   Worrying.

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?           Matthew 6:25-27 NRSV

#2 True gratitude leads us to trust the greatest blessing of all:  Jesus love for us.

31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.      Matthew 6:31- 34  NRSV

#3 Apathy  is never a Christian option.  True gratitude always leads us to to gracious action.