Rev. Larry Rice is a preacher and bible teacher whose vision has long been to connect the faith of the average church goer to the real needs of people in crippling financial situations. He has long maintained that to believe that all men and women are made in the image of God but to leave them caught in an unjust system that rewards the greedy should be unconscionable.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude
Preacher: Larry Rice
(Philippians 4:6, Colossians 1:13-14, Luke 17:16-18)
Part of the Topical Studies series, preached at a Friday Afternoon service.
When was the last time your attitude of gratitude for every spiritual gift has resulted in acts of mercy, grace, and love demonstrated through feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless and praying for the hurting? When one is overcome by gratitude his or her natural inclination is to give back to God.
6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (ESV)
13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (ESV)
16 and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” (ESV)