A Sermon Echo from Sunday, November 17, 2019

(A “Sermon Echo” is a short reminder or elaboration of something I preached or heard on a previous Sunday.)

As Thanksgiving approaches we often begin thinking about all the things for which we are thankful. Our lists are usually made up of all the things God has done for us and that God has given us. Pastor Chelsie reminded us, however, that our lists often lack one big category: Future blessings!

Isaiah 65:17ff says,

“See, I will create
    new heavens and a new earth.
The former things will not be remembered,
    nor will they come to mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever
    in what I will create,

The passage goes on from there to describe some of those future blessings. (I suggest you look it up and read about it.) But notice those words in verse 18, “But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create.” If we ought to be glad and rejoice in future blessings, we ought also to be THANKFUL or future blessings!

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