The gift of Gratitude - John Van Sloten

October 09, 2011

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryIn this sermon we’re going to look at the gift of gratitude. How is it expressed in your life? Are you looking for more of it? What would it take to be more thankful?

Image, "Evening Prayer", Vincent Van Gogh

"To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything he has given us-- and he has given us everything. Every breath that we draw is a gift of his love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from him.”
Thomas Merton

"Let your hearts overflow with thankfulness.”
The Apostle Paul in Colossians 2:7 NEB

“Pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks...”
The Apostle Paul in I Thessalonians 5:17-18 KJV

"You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”
Writer G. K. Chesterton

"Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me."
Jesus in John 11:41-42, NIV

"Gratitude is heaven itself."
Poet William Blake

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