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In Everything Give Thanks!

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November 24, 2021 1:00 am

In Everything Give Thanks!

Truth Talk / Stu Epperson

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November 24, 2021 1:00 am

In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you! Stu is joined by Mike Zwick of radio program and podcast If Not For God, WPET's Dave Compton, Pastor Jay, and friends for a Thanksgiving conversation at Cupcake Cuties in Wallburg, NC...and Stu shares the 5 A's for an A+ Thanksgiving!

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Hello this is Willa Hardy with man talk radio. We are all about breaking down the walls of race and denomination your chosen Truth Network podcast is starting in just a few minutes. Enjoy it, share it, but most of all, thank you for listening to the truth. Podcast network. This is good Truth Network in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you are Stu Epperson.

This is a special Thanksgiving edition truth talk, which mayor in July. I don't know your thinking we can.

We have a special guest host. He's also hosted a big-time show called is not for God Michael Zwick. We are in one of my favorite places, especially as we treat and coffee company cuties and before we hand the phone to our special guest host were asked Dave confidence of the stage where we gave were in his story Wahlberg North Carolina downtown Wahlberg we are at, cake, cuties. By this time he gets on the area to be a worldwide name) coming down here. It's a blessing to worsen around a table. It's all his businesses. They love going to meetings without a lot of prayer here without some struggles we can always have with respect to fast today. We had some great times are in the Lord incurs no folks, Michael Zwick, you are now the host of truth talk for this quick segment on getting thing someone handed you to talk about why this is such an awesome time here it is man and Thanksgiving is coming up this Thursday. What is Thanksgiving means used to.

I'm glad you asked that question we are in the middle of a really cool study and were going to the book of first Corinthians and the largest from a heart is a starting passage about this. We're going back and forth very fast today on the Psalms and we were contrite if I said Orlando is truly talk about some 100 as well as what you can talk about today that the great 100 Psalm 150 was likely a pastor have an account with a certain frothy steak soft. I will you refurbish a lot of sermons. The truth never changes. These and try to come at it with different angles, but the word of God is still the same in all of Psalm 100 100 and David using all that temple language in there about worship and singing in not just that but doing it loudly not be ashamed such a great time of year to teach and preach and encourage people to give thanks man, I came across one of my favorite verses that I quoted Thanksgiving all the time and I realize I never taught on this verse. I never really studied his first so that's what God is put in my heart and organizing a song you're going to Zwick for the verse is first Thessalonians 518 and he simply goes like this, and if you guys notice it with me in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

So here's how you have five days for Thanksgiving and A+ Thanksgiving. There's five days Nevers, there's the a of the amount in everything. There is the a of the grade for this action. Give thanks you don't take that step of action of giving thanks in a kenaf but it's also a reaction. Then there's the day of attribution personal go.

What's the point of it all day with the point that all is this is the will of God. This is God's will. But then there's the a of the access in Christ Jesus. If Jesus Christ hadn't come to us and brought us to God. Jesus said I am the way, the truth, life. No one comes to the father except through him. There's one mediator between God and man Jesus Christ, so Jesus Christ came from God to us and he brings us to God, he reconciled us to God so easy access in Christ Jesus. Then there's the application we are the beneficiaries of $1 trillion state eternal, infinite value more than the cattle on a thousand hills and that estate is.

We give thanks for we are the application to get the amount in everything, yet the action. Give thanks you have the attribution. This is the will of God. Yet the access in Christ Jesus in any application concerning you. Nevers got through my heart heavy, but Thanksgiving is so important.

Is there anything more important that this little season get stuck.

I heard you preach on this pastor Jay this little season gets tucked in between the two highest grossing seasons of the year Halloween and Christmas so why we lose Thanksgiving which arguably is what the Bible talks about. You can open the Psalms will find that less true thing societies skipped right over it. We go straight from one to the other without taking time to we should be thankful every day of the year.

Psalmist says bless the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, and so grateful for the mercies that are new every morning, and so thankful for his faithfulness and so but specifically a Thanksgiving we dare not just skip that time that is set aside for us to be grateful each and every day and so yeah I think it's important that we don't fly past it that we recognize the importance of this wonderful holiday. Yeah, I mean it there's there's a story in the Old Testament where the Moses is is is leading the people out of captivity and I don't remember this but it's right after right after the C parts and they go to the other side and when they go to the other side. God literally just parted the sea so they skip cities folks can walk through and then once they get on the other side. After a few days they said, Lord, there's no food for us. There's nothing for us to drink. Everything is wrong. Bubba Bob Loblaw and and so it kind of reminded me that they weren't being thankful for what they already for what God had already done and they were trusting God for what he was going to do so. When I think of Thanksgiving I think about thanking God for what he's already done and then future tense, trusting him for what he's going to do is really good will and a mix of Thanksgiving with thanks taking so often we you put if you put that verse by way of reverse and nothing you're taking right you're out of God's will.

Jesus and even in the picture and it's it's all about you right but you know is using that verse.

The concern you and some of the very end because we are the where the beneficiaries and all we can do is give thanks. I can match what he did on the cross I talk not I will try to get back trying to back God and try to help God to pay them back for you. He pay this debt know I can earn it back.

No, I can earn what he paid for as you want me to do. He wants me to give thanks this only to give by myself to buy grace. Grace has been paid for him sit next to a guy who sells a ton of Bibles accountabilities better.

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He's got eight kids were there names Dwight going what your kids names just here in these names just just just gives me a big grin on Josiah's Titus, Phoebe, Chloe, Cyrus Shadrach, Isaac, and Lucas. You really should thought about Bible names DY going in the main holiday why these are these kids are unlabeled or all masters of piano they work in the bookstore you got all these old scores are coming. People drive hours from five states to go to go instructions apply to three, four, 5000 used Christian books and audio crosses locations Dwight, you've told me many times that you know is crazy up you think a bookstore guy would just be hyped about Christmas you think a bookstore guy with a man I am count the days till Christmas got him will do great at Christmas. I never was a King James Bible wrapped up for the relative which is a great gift. By the way, let me tell you something. He's excited about that lost holiday one more talk about today. That is a very biblical holiday in terms of its name and its its importance, intent holiday of Thanksgiving. Why is that ugly white is the most wonderful time of the year. Well I just my family we always like to make a big deal of it and we think important to be thankful to God thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift mean it.

We can't put into words how what a blessing it is the the gift of the present of his son, and of salvation, but beyond that, I think it's a time when we need to realize that we need to be thankful to one another.

So I encourage my children at that time and then going forward all the way leading up to that special season when we celebrate and remember the birth of Christ, which is that part of that unspeakable gift. But to be thankful to one another and express that. Thanks him to go looking for opportunity to grateful and I have a heart of gratitude to one another, allowing a judge who you serve Christ in Palestine for years lambaste while I don't know when the Indians taught the Palestinians how to plant corn and how they have things given over there. I'm not sure how they celebrated but what does your heart, we hereby this great celebration of Thanksgiving. Love always love Thanksgiving. The thing this is actually interesting for me on the mission field was that no other country celebrates Thanksgiving we need is an American holiday and and it has to do with reconciliation reconciliation and know of the pilgrims in the Indians but I was able to use it also owned on the mission field to show reconciliation to God and so as a witness, I would celebrate Thanksgiving with my basketball team with my club and it just kept spreading where we at the last.

The last part. I had an reason only reason I stopped is because they got too expensive for I was spending the close to $1000 on turkeys only. Then we had somewhere between 5 to 800 people coming to they would bring the vegetables and everything like this and then we have a little style would speak a little bit about reconciliation between in the Palestinians.

It was a witness to them, but also to draw them both Muslims and Christians that I had coming together from all kinds of different teams and all of Bethlehem to to really draw close to the Lord be thankful for what they had and also thankful for the gift that God had given to God's given his son to reconciled us to himself when everything give thanks. This is God's will in Christ concerning you were rapid updated constant legendary radio voice for nearly half a century and is been a huge majority part of her never to close with Thanksgiving prayer by now you may be working out some leftovers. Maybe having chicken salad maybe having turkey salad. You may be having turkey soup may be having turkey sandwiches the gravy and the dictators were flowing to yams the sweet potato. The pecan pie all these things with incontinent just take us over the Thanksgiving prayer will you and just give us also perspectives wrap up this special edition of truth talk. I'm reminded Stu of the Scripture Psalm 118 verse 10 give thanks unto the Lord for he is good his mercy endures forever.

So everybody take that with you to and some people refer to Thanksgiving day.

All the time. I'm sure my turkey day happy turkey day well I love the turkey as good as anybody but is Thanksgiving day so heavenly father we thank you for your goodness your mercy does endure forever.

Thank you Lord that there's a roof up above me of a good place to sleep, food on my table and shoes on my feet. We give you all the glory for your goodness extended to us. Thank you for this gathering here on this fabulous Friday will vote for Thanksgiving here in Wahlberg, North Carolina. We love you Lord, thank you for loving us in Jesus name Amen amen sure initially of this podcast we make a podcast with others just encourage them and I hope this gets out after Thanksgiving because Thanksgiving is in the season Thanksgiving is the reason for all seasons.

Amen. So on three were as happy thanks giving 23 and go out sing it in everything give thanks in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ concerning you. God bless you. From cupcake cuties happy Thanksgiving call you and your family from Stu and truth talk of these awesome guys uncle DY a further Hoover and Mike Swick and Pastor J bless you guys. This is the Truth Network