Thanksgiving Day 2018
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him and bless his name. (Psalm 100:3-4)
THE PILGRIMS WHO CAME HERE and inaugurated the first Thanksgiving celebration, were thankful for food and survival of a harsh winter. But their Thanksgiving involved far more than food and friendship with the local Indians. Things were really bad back there where they came from: prison and death.
THEY HAD RISKED THEIR LIVES FOR THE FREEDOM TO WORSHIP and serve God as their conscience directed them. See this short historical summary, by CBN NEWS, of the harsh reality of the Old World from which they came that propelled them to endure such hardship. (There is a brief ad at the beginning.) You may want to keep this link for future reference and review.
Brutal Old World Helped the Pilgrims Shape a Glorious New World
Read Through the Bible in a Year
NOVEMBER 22, 2018 - THURSDAY
A.M Ezekiel 27-28 P.M James 4
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Good Verse to Memorize:
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. (Psalm 100:4)
Song for Today:
Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (2:54) (St. George’s – Windsor)
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ALFORD WROTE "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" in 1844 while he was the rector of Aston Standford church in Buckinghamshire, England. It was first published in Hymns and Psalms in 1844 with seven verses under the title "After Harvest". "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" was set to George J. Elvey's hymn tune St. George's, Windsor in 1858.[ (Wikipedia)