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Traditional Thanks for Traditional Things

A 2018 Thanksgiving Sermon

November 25, 2018 • David Cotner

Every year at this time, I give what Pastor Jon calls my “State of the Union” address. In other words, I usually take a Sunday, around the Thanksgiving holiday, to simply praise God for his many and undeserved blessings in our church family. Indeed, in year’s past, I have highlighted all kinds of items of thankfulness and gratefulness. So, I racked my brain this past week to come up with something new, exciting, and fresh; but I have only the same traditional things to be thankful and grateful for. But what a joy to give a traditional thanks for traditional things to a traditional God who is all together traditional and exciting at the same time.

Thanksgiving (2019)

The Grateful Saint • November 24, 2019 • David Cotner

In today’s anchor text of Scripture, we will continue our series on gratefulness by looking at Psalm 100. In these five verses, we get a holistic picture of what gratitude to God looks like and feels like. This passage also presents the fuel of our gratitude to God, namely, knowing God. In this special Thanksgiving message, we will discover that knowing God (and truly believing what we know about God) fuels our feelings of gratitude to God.

Thanksgiving (2019)

The Grateful Samaritan • November 17, 2019 • David Cotner

In today's sermon, we will launch the first of two messages on the topic of gratefulness. Indeed, the gifts of God should result in thanksgiving to God. And haven’t we been so richly blessed by God? In today’s focus text of Scripture, we will examine Luke 17:11-19 and witness a spectacular scene: Jesus heals ten lepers, but only one comes back to express any sort of gratitude. Join us as we examine this amazing scene and be encouraged to express your thankfulness this holiday season.

Half-Way Point: 10 Fresh Reminders

July 21, 2019 • David Cotner

In today’s special message, “Half-Way Point: 10 Fresh Reminders,” Pastor Dave will share from his heart and from God’s Word. He states, “With half of our year and half of our summer in the rear-view mirror, let’s take a momentary pit stop and remind ourselves of some things we might have forgotten in the midst of our crazy, busy schedules.” Pastor Dave will remind us of who we really are, how to measure success, what to do when the going gets tough, and seven other timely, fresh reminders.