Text: Luke 17: 11-19
Happy Thanksgiving! The American thanksgiving holiday was established on the last Thursday in November during the administration of President Abraham Lincoln as a day of “thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens”. Today most of our citizens see this holiday as a time to enjoy family, food and football.
Thanksgiving is to be a daily feature of true Christianity. But as the account in our passage demonstrates those expressing a true heart of gratitude for the gifts and goodness of God are in a minority. Today we explore the challenges of expressing a thankful heart and conclude our service with a display of God’s unwavering grace expressed in the Lord’s Supper.