When’s the Last Time? – Northwest Bible Church

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

When’s the Last Time?

Ken Harrell

Senior Pastor

Thankfulness is a rare trait these days. Whether it’s the next app we download, order of groceries we pick up or home purchase we make, we’re accustomed to getting what we want and quickly moving on. We desire, we acquire, then move to the next thing.

However, God’s will is for us to be thankful in all things and that thankfulness is rooted in what Jesus did on the cross for each of us. In this message, we discuss the principles involved in a thankful heart.

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Key Scripture

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Take Away / Application

A thankful heart is part of God’s will for your life.

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 the discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have group members figure things out together.

  1. Review the “Two Absolutes in Understanding God’s Will.” Do you struggle with taking Jesus at His Word? If so, in what ways or areas? (Discipline with Kids, Finances, Marriage, Sin, etc.) Discuss as a group and find Scripture that deals with specific areas of struggle.
  2. Read 1 Thessalonians 5:16–21.
  3. If we take Jesus at His Word, is His truth reflected in our prayer life? For example, do we believe God can and will answer our prayers?
  4. Read 1 Corinthians 15:3–4, Romans 5:8, John 15:13. We are to be thankful for Jesus and what He did for us. If someone asked you what has Jesus done for you, how would you relationally and practically answer that question?
  5. Read Luke 17:11–18. When it comes to our walk with Christ, do you relate more with the nine lepers that were thankless or the one leper that was thankful?
  6. We are to be thankful for Christ, but we are also to be thankful for the people that God has placed in our lives. Is there someone in your life that you need to thank? If so, reach out and do so!
  7. How did, or how can this message on thankfulness help prepare you for Good Friday?


Spend the next week thanking Jesus for what He’s done, does and will do.

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Scripture Reference

1 Thessalonians


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