GRATEFUL I

LUKE 6:45b For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

2 CORINTHIANS 11:23-27 I have worked harder, been put in prison more often, been whipped times without number, and faced death again and again.  24 Five different times the Jewish leaders gave me thirty-nine lashes. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked. Once I spent a whole night and a day adrift at sea. 26 I have traveled on many long journeys. I have faced danger from rivers and from robbers. I have faced danger from my own people, the Jews, as well as from the Gentiles. I have faced danger in the cities, in the deserts, and on the seas. And I have faced danger from men who claim to be believers but are not. 27 I have worked hard and long, enduring many sleepless nights. I have been hungry and thirsty and have often gone without food. I have shivered in the cold, without enough clothing to keep me warm.

FRIENDSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP ARE ASSURANCES, THAT NO MATTER WHAT TROUBLE WE FACE, WE ARE NEVER ALONE AND NEVER WITHOUT A REASON TO BE GRATEFUL

FRIENDSHIP (RELATIONAL)

WE WERE NOT DESIGNED TO BE ALONE

GENESIS 2:18 “It is not good that the man should be alone; 

FRIENDSHIP IS ASSURANCE THAT WE ARE NEVER W/ OUT A REASON TO BE GRTFL

FELLOWSHIP (MUTUAL)

BE SEEN, BE KNOWN FOR SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOUR OWN PERSONAL PLANS

PHILIPPIANS 1 - PAUL PRAISES PEOPLE FOR BEING FRIENDS (MEETING PAUL’S PERSONAL NEEDS) AND FOR THEIR FELLOWSHIP IN SHARING THE GOSPEL MESSAGE - EVEN WHEN NO ONE ELSE WOULD PARTNER

WE CAN BE FULL OF GRATITUDE WHEN OUR LIFE IS FULL OF KINGDOM FRIENDSHIP & FELLOWSHIP

GRATITUDE IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE KINGDOM

WHAT KIND OF PERSON DO YOU WANT TO BE?    

FULL OF GRATITUDE OR JUST FULL OF IT

PHILIPPIANS 1:10-11 For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. 11 May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God.