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Let Us Come Before His Presence With Thanksgiving | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

Let Us Come Before His Presence With Thanksgiving
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I. Introduction:

A. As faithful Christians, we have the privilege of prayer (Proverbs 15:29 and John 9:31).

  1. We don’t have to beg to be heard like some in the past had to (Psalms 88:1-2 and Psalms 141:1-2).
  2. Of course, we have to maintain this privilege through continued obedience to God (Proverbs 28:9 and I Peter 3:12).
B. Being in the last days (Acts 2:16-21, Hebrews 1:1-2, and I John 2:18), we live among those who are unthankful [among other things] (II Timothy 3:1-5).
  1. We cannot allow this world to rub off on us in this or any other matters (Romans 12:1-2 and Ephesians 4:17-20).
  2. Becoming ungrateful is part of a formula that leads to all sorts of trouble (Romans 1:18-32).

II. Body:
“Let Us Come Before His Presence With Thanksgiving…” (Psalms 95:2).

A. We are supposed to be a thankful people (Colossians 3:15-17).
  1. Of course, that includes giving thanks to our Father in Heaven (Ephesians 5:20, I Thessalonians 5:16-18, and Hebrews 13:15).
  2. Think about a state of mind of gratitude that extends beyond just prayer. The word “grace” means, in part, just that - gratitude (cf. Hebrews 12:28).
B. Don’t forget all that God has done, does, and will do (Psalms 40:5, Psalms 68:19, and Psalms 103:2).
  1. Physically (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 8:22, Psalms 65:9-13, Psalms 104:24-26, Psalms 147:7-8, Jeremiah 5:22, Jeremiah 31:35, Acts 14:17, etc.).
  2. Spiritually (Psalms 119:62, Psalms 136:1, Acts 28:14-15 [cf. Romans 16:1-4 and II Corinthians 7:5-7], Romans 8:24, I Corinthians 15:57, I John 2:25, I John 4:9-10, etc.).
C. Through Christ, we get to come before the throne of God (Hebrews 4:14-16 and Hebrews 10:19-23).
  1. Through Christ we have access to the Father (Romans 5:1-2 and Ephesians 3:11-12).
  2. Jesus paid the highest price to give us such access that was not common for God’s people before (Hebrews 9:1-12).

III. Conclusion:
“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving” (Colossians 4:2).

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