Being Grateful When Things May Not Be Great
Pastor Jonathan Falwell
Key verse: Ephesians 5:20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
Ephesians 5:17-21 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of God.
1. Do Not Be Drunk With Wine
A picture of masking life by giving something else control
- Day of Pentecost
2. Be Filled With The Spirit
Be filled (play-ROE) complete
- Continually be filled
3. Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
The joy of music
- Melody in your heart
4. Giving Thanks Always For All Things
“all things” is difficult
1 Thess. 5:16-18 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of Godin Christ Jesus for you.
Romans 8:28 – ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD!
Psalms 50:15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”
1 Cor. 11 – COMMUNION