Highland Avenue Community Church of the Nazarene in Rancho Cucamonga, California

Focusing On Thankful Worship

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Pastor John Watkin

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Thanksgiving Sunday is one of my favorite days in the year. The concept of thanksgiving lifts us up out of the concerns that demand our attention. It forces us to look at the bigger picture… to think about the blessings that God has brought into our lives.

This week, in a message entitled “Focusing On Thankful Worship,” we look at the close relationship between thanksgiving and worship. Every time we worship God, whether it is in our times alone with God or in larger services like on Sundays, it must include thanksgiving.

One of the first Psalms I learned as a child speaks of the attitude that draws any Christ follower to worship. In Psalm 100:4 (NLT) the Psalmist writes,

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving; go into His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name.”

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