In Col. 1:12 the words “giving thanks” are translated from the Greek word “eucharisteō” which means to give a verbal response that expresses gratitude for 1) a specific kindness done 2) a specific favor granted 3) a specific gift given.
God wants us to be specific when we give Him thanks, as well as when we confess our sins to Him. Listen to today’s sermon to learn what happens to us mentally when we become specific with God.
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Scriptures used in today’s message:
Col 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
1Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1Jn 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Mat 7:9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
Mat 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Jas 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.