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Discussion questions for 11/22/2020 worship

Talk with family or friends, or journal some thoughts...

  1. Did your parents make you write thank you notes growing up?  If so, what did you learn from that practice?
  2. What is the most important "thank you" you've ever received?  How did it effect you?
  3. Is there someone you need to say "thank you" to?  Make a goal to give them a call or send them a note this week.
  4. How would your thank you note to God go?  Try writing one following this format:  Dear God, Thank you for...  I appreciate that gift in my life because... Thank you for being our God..."

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Daily Scripture Readings

Week of November 22, 2020

Continue to reflect on the theme of giving thanks this week:

Monday:  Luke 17:11-19.  Have you been like the 9 lepers – forgetting to turn around and tell God “thank you”?  Try literally writing a thank you note to God today that goes something like:  “Dear God, thank you for… I’m so grateful for that gift because… Thank you for being so good to me – I love you!”

Tuesday:  1 Chronicles 16:7-34David gives thanks to God after the ark of the covenant is placed in the tent that will serve as God’s earthly residence.  What is something you celebrate in the life of our church?  Say your own prayer of thanks in response.

Wednesday:   Psalm 100How can you make a “joyful noise” to the Lord today as an act of thanksgiving?  Try turning on a hymn or praise song.  If you don’t have any, find some of our previous “Music Highlights” at www.youtube.com/sylvafirstunitedmethodistchurch

Thursday:  1 Thessalonians 5:12-22Happy Thanksgiving!  In Paul’s closing words he encourages the Christians in Thessalonica to “give thanks in all circumstances.”  In this strange year, what is a challenge that God has used to work some good?  Or a difficult situation that God helped you to survive?  Give thanks for those circumstances.

Friday:  Philippians 1:1-11Who is someone that you are thankful for every time you think of them?  Say a prayer of thanks for them now – and consider writing them a note or calling them to tell them what they mean to you.

Saturday:  Psalm 95As you anticipate worship tomorrow, how can you come into God’s presence with thanksgiving (verse 2)?  Consider taking time today to journal or to name as a family what you have to thank God for this week.

 

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