Sermon: Gratitude Ahead

“Gratitude Ahead”

(November 6, 2011) Sometimes, no matter how wonderful a gift the present moment seems, we have difficulty staying in it with thanksgiving and joy. Rather, we worry about the future or regret the past, or simply fear that what is good can be lost. Perhaps that’s why only on out of ten of the people healed by Jesus turns back to thank him, but in so doing he is truly healed. How can we give thanks for the glorious gifts we have received? (Luke 17:11-19)

I kept part of my invitation to communion following the sermon, because it was relevant.

This is the first of a three part series called “Navigate Your Giving,” focusing on how and why we practice stewardship of our gifts through Giving thanks, Prioritizing, and Stretching in our faith.

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