Gratitude Messages Sermons for November

Nov. 8 A Gratitude Adjustment-1 Luke 17:11-19 NIV

In this story of the healing of the ten lepers we discover a key lesson for our grateful living and what it

means to be made whole through Jesus Christ. “One of the key differences between the nine and the one

is, the nine were made well, they were healed. But the tenth leper was both healed and made whole. The

other nine needed a definite Gratitude Adjustment.”

Nov 15 Gratitude Takes Practice – Luke 17:11-19 AMP

Often, we have to act in faith before the work of faith is actualized. These ten lepers began to call out to

Jesus, "Have mercy on us." Jesus does something very interesting. He doesn't tell them that he's going to

heal them. Rather he sent them to the priest. As they acted in faith they were healed on the way.

Nov 22 The Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast – Philippians 4:4-9 AMP &
                                             John 6:26-35

Thanksgiving is a difficult holiday this year. With pandemic fatigue, many family’s tables are bare due to

covid casualties or economic stress, and even families forced to stay apart for fear and anxiety of spreading

this awful disease. We wonder if Thanksgiving will really be thanksgiving this year. True thanksgiving

is getting to be a rare commodity. No wonder some people prefer to call it, “Turkey Day.” Authentic

feelings of gratitude and appreciation are getting hard to find. The ultimate Thanksgiving feast is to partake

of the bread of life freely given to us by the Father. We who were not entitled to anything were given

the greatest gift of all, the gift of the Father’s love and grace. In Jesus Christ we received the bread of

life, freely given. When we center our lives on that gift of love, we drop all of our feelings of entitlement,

and we see life and everything in it as a gift from God.

Nov 29 Gratitude A Matter of Perspective – Deuteronomy 8:7-18

The words of Moses are just as apropos for you and me as they were for Israel more than 3000 years

ago. Affluence doesn’t make you grateful. It is sometimes the people who have lost everything but life itself

who are the most grateful. Moses sums up his message to the Hebrew people, and to us, like this:

“But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms

his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.” Sir John Templeton, the billionaire

investor, was once asked, “What is the secret of wealth.” Without hesitation Templeton said,

“Gratitude.” He went on to say, “If you’re not grateful, you’re not rich-‑no matter how much you have.