Thankful – Northwest Bible Church

6639 Scioto Darby Creek Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026

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Sermon Audio: Thankful


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Sunday, November 26, 2017


Cory DiCarro

Executive Pastor

Message Description

Today’s world moves fast! Many of us continually race around moving from one thing to the next, whether it’s taking our kids to the next event, running off to another work meeting, studying for the next exam or getting the house ready for company. Adding to our crazy lives is the constant bombardment of our technology driven world and the insatiable need to upgrade our phones, cars, TVs and homes. In the midst of it all, we rarely exhibit a thankful attitude or if we do, our thankfulness is half-hearted at best because we’re off and running to the next “thing.” In the Gospel of Luke, one man, shows us how to be thankful.

Key Scripture

Luke 17:11–19

Take Away / Application

Have a heart filled with thankfulness where we:

  1. Return to the One who meets our needs.
  2. Unashamedly praise Him for His goodness toward us.
  3. Fall at His feet in humble, reverent worship.
  4. Thank Him for all He’s done.

Discussion Questions

Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group or branch off with additional questions as discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have students figure things out together.

  1. Would you describe yourself as a thankful person? Why or why not?
  2. What are you currently most thankful for?
  3. Read Luke 17:11–19. Do you relate to the one leper who returned, or to the nine who didn’t?
  4. It would be easy to thank God for something that might save your life, but God expects His people to be thankful in the small moments and difficult circumstances of life. Read 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18. How often are you thankful for the every day provisions from God?
  5. What’s the hardest part of being thankful during difficult circumstances? Share a time when you were thankful despite the circumstances around you.
  6. Bases on the defintion of thankfulness – a) What do you need to thank God for that you haven’t? b) Can you think of someone in your life that you need to personally thank? If so, reach out to them this week.
  7. Let’s not just think about how we can be more thankful, but discuss at least one change that you will make in order to express the thankfulness that God deserves.
  8. Read Psalm 69:30, Psalm 95:2, Psalm 100:4–5, Ephesians 5:20, Colossians 3:15–17. Discuss how these verses impact you.

Scripture Reference