Keynote: The power of thanksgiving
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
The cultivation of a grateful heart is essential to successfully living a fruitful life for God. Prayer with thanksgiving keeps you spiritually healthy and strong! The old hymn states “Count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done”. Do we focus too much on problems and difficulties, forgetting about all the good things that the Lord has done for us? This can lead to excessive pessimism if we aren’t careful.
We face our challenges head on, but at the same time we should celebrate every victory and blessing that God gives to us. Prayer regarding difficulties and obstacles should always be with a strong element of thanksgiving. Our motivation for serving and obeying the Lord’s commands should arise out of a heart genuinely grateful for all Jesus has done for us – thankful people are obedient people.
Each November North America celebrates a special Thanksgiving Day. This tradition began with the early Puritan settlers in the 1600s who, fleeing persecution in Britain, paused from daily life to thank God as a community for the harvest and the blessings of another year. In a sense Thanksgiving Day should be every day for a believer shouldn’t it? But it’s still good to have an extra special focus on thanking the Lord throughout November.
Join us for our special Thanksgiving service on Wednesday 22nd when we share testimonies, bring non-perishable food for those in need, and give a special freewill ‘thank offering’ for everything God has done in the last year.
Let’s make sure this November that in all our cell groups there is a special emphasis on thanksgiving, especially for the fruit of our 20:20 Vision so far in 2017.
[1 minute read] So the apostle Paul tells us in Romans 12, and we do. Especially the week we rejoice with Roberts Liardon as we see how the Lord has been working in the life of his mother, Carol.
[1 minute read] AKWAABA! Welcome! Ghanaians are known worldwide for their hospitality and joyful spirit. This is reflected when you see us singing and lauding God, and especially so at KTLCC. Click for pictures!
[2 minute read] The Kingdom of God is not merely physical, or even social, but supernatural. The work of God and the Good News of Jesus Christ continue to advance and spread during the coronavirus restrictions. Over the past six months effective use of Alpha seen the Gospel shared within KT, across the LCC Network and beyond in several countries.
[2 minute read] A year ago as the country went into lockdown and many people were left – almost overnight- without vital support, the KT Food Hub launched.
[2 minute read] Jesus told his church to be salt and light in the world. That is, to penetrate society with the healthy influence of our salt-like presence, and to illuminate society’s thinking with the light of gospel values.
[3 minute read] The bride in the Song of Solomon felt bad she had not taken enough care of herself, and the wedding day was just around the corner!
[3 minute read] For Tubo and Vanessa 2020 was a tumultuous year as they went from news of miscarriage to the birth of their second child – all during the Covid-19 lockdown.
[4 minute read] In his message Pay Attention to Prophecy Colin Dye explained that personal prophecies can be helpful and encouraging as you seek to follow God’s will for your life.
[3 minute read] Congratulations to all parents who are currently home-schooling, whether you are working from home or not, because home-schooling isn’t easy at all.
[2 minute read] Cell church is church without walls. People are reached right where they are. Christian witness happens in the market place and not just in the meeting place. Beginning with the obstacle of building-bound church, barriers between us and the lost are broken down and removed. The cells build bridges for the community to see Christ in action.