Thanksgiving is always a good opportunity to point people to Jesus. How, you ask? By asking people a few simple questions:
What are you doing for Thanksgiving?
What are you thankful for this year?
To Whom are you giving thanks?
Of course, there are other points in our conversations along the way, but you get the idea. We also need to be ready to answer those questions for ourselves! I’ve often joked that the Atheists among us shouldn’t get to celebrate Thanksgiving (or any of the other holidays), because they have no one to thank.
But we do!
By God’s grace, we have so much to thank Jesus for!
Sunday morning at 9:30 we are going to do that a little bit differently than we’ve done in the past. You’ll have to show up to find out more!
And then Sunday evening we’ll gather again at 5PM for our second Thanksgiving service. This will be your time to share 1-2 minute testimonies of what God has done in your life this year. Start thinking and praying about what the Lord might have you share in order to encourage and build others up too. Reflecting back on your year, and what you’ve seen God do, is a great spiritual practice for all of us. Sharing what you’ve seen God do over the last year with other people is also a great testimony for non-believers to hear.
So, who can you invite to the evening service? You can bait the hook by telling them about all the great food we’ll eat afterwards. But we would love for our friends and family members that don’t yet know Jesus to “taste and see” how great He is!
And that brings us back to our original questions. Find out what your friends are doing for Thanksgiving. Ask what they’re thankful for. Find out who they’re thankful to. And be ready with an answer for the reason you have a thankful heart this year.
See you Sunday!