Real Thanksgiving  
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Delivered By
Dr Tom Hover
Delivered On
November 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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Real Thanksgiving  
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Real Thanksgiving  

Reading: Ephesians 5:14-20 Text: Ephesians 5:20

I.THE STANDARD OF THANKSGIVING

Ephesians 5:20, Romans 1:21

1.) GOD - EXALTING  Ephesians 5:20

2.) CHRIST - REVEALING Ephesians 5:20

3.) TIME - INVESTING Ephesians 5:20

4.) ALL - EMBRACING  Ephesians 5:20

II. THE SUBSTANCE OF THANKSGIVING

Ephesians 5:18-20

1.) SPEAKING THE TRUTH OF GOD Ephesians 5:18,  “..be ye filled with the Spirit.”,Verse 5:19, “Speaking...” ,Verse 5:20, “Giving thanks always...” 

2.) SHOWING THE JOY OF GOD Ephesians 5:19Psalm 30:4

A. “In Psalms” (Greek “psalmois”) 

B. “And Hymns” (Greek “kai humnois”) 

C. “And Spiritual Songs” (Greek “kai hodais pneumatikais”) 

3.) SHARING THE LOVE OF GOD Ephesians 5:20, “Giving thanks...”, Verse 21 “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.”  

III. THE SECRET OF THANKSGIVING

1.) THE INCOMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT  

Ephesians 5:18 “...be filled with the Spirit.” , Verse 20, “...giving thanks always for all things...”

2.) THE IN FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 

Ephesians 5:18, “...be filled with the Spirit.”  

Verse 20, “...giving thanks always for all things...”

3.) THE INSPIRING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Ephesians 5:18“...be filled with the Spirit.”  

Verse 20 “...giving thanks always for all things...”

Conclusion: 

A.) For What He Has Given Us In The Past 

II Corinthians 9:15

B.) For What He Is Giving Us In The Present 

II Corinthians 2:14

C.) For What He Will Surely Give Us In The Future 

 

I Corinthians 15:57