YOU WILL NEED: No items needed. A Bible marked at Psalm 55:22 and 1 Peter 5:7.
Tell the following jokes to get started:
SAY: Now I have a few Thanksgiving questions for you:
ASK: What is your favorite thing about the Thanksgiving holiday?
ASK: What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?
ASK: What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert?
ASK: What is your favorite thing that our family has done on Thanksgiving?
ASK: What do you think a turkey’s least favorite holiday would be? (Probably Thanksgiving; maybe Christmas.)
SAY: Around Thanksgiving we seem talk more about the things we’re thankful for, but God wants us to be thankful all year long. God also says that we can rejoice no matter what situations is going on around us.
Read Philippians 4:4 from your Bible
ASK: When does this verse say we can rejoice? (Always)
SAY: After everything I say, I want you to say, “No.” Ready…(No!)
REPEAT after me: “Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS.” SAY: “Always” means always.
ASK: What does it say to rejoice in? (The Lord)
SAY: We can rejoice in the Lord, not in the situation. We can always rejoice and be thankful because of who God is. Even if we find ourselves in a tough situation, if we are following God, we know that He has promised to turn all things to our good. Because of who God is and what He can do, we can rejoice in Him, no matter what is going on around us.
Read Acts 16:19-34 from your Bible for a great story that illustrates this kind of attitude.
PRAY that your family will always give thanks and rejoice in the Lord.
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