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Thanksgiving in the Bible

From R.A. Torrey, The New Topical Text Book, Logos 1995. Handed out at SBC by Tod Kennedy.  11.25.14

*indicates slight verse editing by Tod Kennedy

 

  1. Christ set an example of. Matthew 11:25; 26:27; John 6:11; 11:41.
  2. The heavenly host engaged in. Revelation 4:9; 7:11,12; 11:16,17.
  3. Commanded. Psalm 50:14; Philippians 4:6.
  4. Is a good thing. Psalm 92:1.
  5. Should be offered
    • To God. Psalm 50:14.
    • To Christ. 1 Timothy 1:12.
    • Through Christ. Romans 1:8; Colossians 3:17; Hebrews 13:15.
    • In the name of Christ. Ephesians 5:20.
    • In behalf of ministers. 2 Corinthians 1:11.
    • In private worship. Daniel 6:10.
    • In public worship. Psalm 35:18.
    • In everything. 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
    • Upon the completion of great undertakings. Nehemiah 12:27*.
    • Before taking food. John 6:11; Acts 27:35.
    • Always. Ephesians 1:16; 5:20; 1 Thessalonians 1:2.
    • At the remembrance of God’s holiness. Psalm 30:4; 97:12.
    • For the goodness and mercy of God. Psalm 106:1; 107:1; 136:1-3.
    • For the gift of Christ. 2 Corinthians 9:15.
    • For Christ’s power and reign. Revelation 11:17.
    • For the reception and effectual working of the word of God in others. 1 Thessalonians 2:13.
    • For deliverance through Christ from in-dwelling sin. Romans 7:23-25.
    • For victory over death and the grave. 1 Corinthians 15:57.
    • For wisdom and might. Daniel 2:23.
    • For the triumph of the gospel. 2 Corinthians 2:14.
    • For the conversion of others. Romans 6:17.
    • For faith exhibited by others. Romans 1:8; 2 Thessalonians 1:3.
    • For love exhibited by others. 2 Thessalonians 1:3.
    • For the grace bestowed on others. 1 Corinthians 1:4; Philippians 1:3-5; Col 1:3-6.
    • For the zeal exhibited by others. 2 Corinthians 8:16.
    • For the nearness of God’s presence. Psalm 75:1.
    • For appointment to the ministry. 1 Timothy 1:12.
    • For willingness to offer our property for God’s service. 1 Chronicles 29:13*
    • For the supply of our bodily wants. Romans 14:6,7; 1 Timothy 4:3,4.
    • For all men. 1 Timothy 2:1.
    • For all things. 2 Corinthians 9:11; Ephesians 5:20.
  6. Should be accompanied by intercession for others. 1 Timothy 2:1; 2 Timothy 1:3; Philemon 1:4.
  7. Should always accompany prayer. Nehemiah 11:17; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 4:2.
  8. Should always accompany praise. Psalm 92:1; Hebrews 13:15.
  9. Expressed in Psalms. 1 Chronicles 16:7.
  10. Ministers appointed to offer, in public. 1 Chronicles 16:4,7; 23:30; 2 Chronicles 31:2.
  11. Saints
  • Exhorted to. Psalm 105:1; Colossians 3:15.
  • Resolved to offer. Psalm 18:49; 30:12.
  • Habitually offer. Daniel 6:10.
  • Offer sacrifices of. Psalm 116:17.
  • Abound in the faith with. Colossians 2:7.
  • Magnify God by. Psalm 69:30.
  • Come before God with. Psalm 95:2.
  • Should enter God’s gate with. Psalm 100:4.
  • Of hypocrites, full of boasting. Luke 18:11.
  • The wicked averse to. Romans 1:21.

Exemplified

  • David. 1 Chronicles 29:12.
  • Levites. 2 Chronicles 5:12,13.
  • Daniel. Daniel 2:23.
  • Jonah. Jonah 2:9.
  • Simeon. Luke 2:28.
  • Anna. Luke 2:38.
  • Paul. Acts 28:15.[1]

 

 

[1] R.A. Torrey, The New Topical Text Book : A Scriptural Text Book for the Use of Ministers, Teachers, and All Christian Workers (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos research Systems, Inc., 1995).

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