JESUS First In Thanksgiving: Our Response (Pt. 1)
Passage: Colossians 1:3–1:4
When the Christian sees JESUS first, how is that lived out in day to day living?
This morning, we’ll learn that the main subject is giving thanks. Thanksgiving is the overflowing attitude and action of the Christian centered on JESUS first.
1A. THE RESPONSE OF THANKSGIVING (1:3-4)
1B. The priority of thanksgiving, verse 3a.
2B. Prayer follows thanksgiving, verse 3b.
4B. The presence of thanksgiving, verse 4.
1C. FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS
2C. LOVE FOR ALL THE SAINTS
Faith and love are observable and characteristic of a Christian. They describe how the Christian lives. When the Christian is overflowing with thanksgiving, faith and love are visible and evident.
May God grant us a heart of thanksgiving centered on JESUS first.