Col 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.


Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.


Col 3:17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.


The Basis of your thinking system (the biblical heart) centers around Bible doctrine.


It is a simple life to learn, love, live, and serve God (FSS) with a grateful heart!


Pro 3:1-2 My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;

For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you.


Psa 32:1 How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered!

How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit!

Psa 32:5 I acknowledged my sin to You,

And my iniquity I did not hide;

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”;

And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.


 Psalm - a sacred song or hymn used in ancient Jewish or Christian worship.


Every psalm, located in the Bible, either points directly to the Lord Jesus Christ - in His person, His character, and the many titles He holds; or they just may lead and direct the believer's thoughts to Him.


Psa 95: 2-3 “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.

For the LORD is a great God And a great King above all gods, “



Psa 69:30 “I will praise the name of God with song

And magnify Him with thanksgiving.


King David had a heart for God. He continually Praised the LORD for everything that was given to him, including God’s Mercy and Grace (lovingkindness).


The Basis of your thinking system (the biblical heart) centers around Bible doctrine.


The doctrine is understood in the left lobe, but it is in the right lobe where it is circulated and utilized. PMA = Perception – Metabolization – Application


No one can grow spiritually except through perception, metabolization, and application of Bible doctrine.


2Co 9:7  Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.


2Co 9:8  And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;”


Fortify your heart and soul with BIBLE DOCTRINE!

Learn to love God, for you were created by Him and for Him. Psa 139:13-14; Col 1:6

Psa 139:13-14, "You have formed my inner parts; I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it very well."


Col 1:6 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things have been created through Him and for Him.

How do you show your thankfulness toward others or towards God? What things are you thankful for?


Pro 23:7a  For as he (a man) thinks within himself, so he is.


No days off in the Christian way of life, you must make bible doctrine #1 and take it in daily.


Rom 15:1 Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.

Rom 15:2 Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.


Rom 15:3 For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “THE REPROACHES OF THOSE WHO REPROACHED YOU FELL ON ME.”    


Rom 15:4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.


Rom 15:5 Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus,


Rom 15:6 so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,



  1. A grateful heart allows us to get our eyes focused back on Jesus Christ, and not on ourselves. (Heb 12:1-3)


Heb 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Heb 12:3 For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.


  1. A grateful heart reminds us that we are not the ones in control over our lives, However, we have an Almighty God who always is.



Rev 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”


  1. A grateful heart can get us to focus on being thankful even for the little things in life – 1 Th 5:16-18.



1 Th 5:16- 18 Rejoice always; pray without ceasing;

 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.



  1. A grateful heart reminds us that God is the ultimate Giver. And the Giver of all good gifts. Jam 1:17; Mat 7:11.


Jam 1:17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.



God wants and desire a relationship with us, which makes us remember that HE is Jehovah Jireh, our provider.



1 Pe 4:10-11 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.


1Pe 4:11 Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.


  1. A grateful heart makes no room for whining and complaining. Ecc 8:5.


Ecc 8:5 He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure.


Mat 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth (cosmic system).


  1. A grateful heart can cause the enemy to flee or suffer defeat at the hands of the 2 power options being fueled inside the PPOG.



Eph 6:18 “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,”



  1. A grateful heart can refresh and restore us, it opens up the door for greater capacity and allows His blessing to flow intothrough us.



Eph 6:18With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,”


Jam 1:22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.


The prayerless Christian can be strong and wearing all the armor; but never accomplishes anything because he fails to go into battle through prayer.


“I must drop one word of caution, for next to cowardice and treachery, overconfidence leading to neglect and slothfulness, is the worst of wartime crimes.” - Winston Churchill


Right thing done in the right way… which speaks to our spiritual battle, our daily spiritual battle, in the AC.


Phi 2:3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;


Mat 20:28  just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”


Pastor Bob said this past week, “We need to learn bible doctrine … to think bible doctrine.” (PVTD)


1 Th 5:16-19  

16 Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing;

18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Do not quench the Spirit;


  1. Thanksgiving is the daily act of rendering gratitude to God. And there is no gratitude to God apart from Bible doctrine in the soul. 1 Ch 16:7-36.



  1. Thanksgiving is the normal mental attitude of the Royal Family of God, Eph 5:20; 1 Th 5:18.



  1. Thanksgiving is based on knowing God through doctrine resident in the soul, Psa 100:3-5.



  1. Thanksgiving is a priestly sacrifice. It was a sacrifice in the OT, it is a sacrifice for the royal priesthood of the NT, Psa 116:17; 107:22; Amo 4:5; Heb 13:15.



  1. Thanksgiving is a supergrace function, Col 3:15-16; 2 Co 4:15.


Maximum thanksgiving comes from maximum doctrine in the soul. You must have doctrine in the soul before you have the mental attitude of thanksgiving.



  1. Thanksgiving is motivated by Bible doctrine resident in the soul, Col 2:7.


Col 2:7 having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.



  1. Believers who are positive toward doctrine motivate thanksgiving in others, 1 Th 3:9.


  1. Thanksgiving is related to the function of prayer, Col 4:2.


  1. God is the object of thanksgiving, 2 Co 9:15; Rev 7:12.


2 Co 9:15  Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!



2 Co 9:15  Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!



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