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Inspiration from the High Calling: Thanksgiving – Not Just a Day, But a Way of Life

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Colossians 3:12-17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17 Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, a day set apart by […]

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But How Can I Be Thankful When . . . ?

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The Bible instructs us to be consistently thankful. In writing to the Thessalonian Christians, the Apostle Paul said, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess 5:18). This sounds […]

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Remember to Thank Other People Too!

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I’ll never forget something I heard at the baccalaureate service that was part of my graduation from college. As I sat in the Memorial Church of Harvard University, the President of Radcliffe College (part of Harvard) said something like, “The […]

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Finding the Heart of Thanksgiving

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As you know, this coming Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Yet for many of us, that day is so full of activity that we actually have little time for intentional, extended giving thanks to God. So, as has been my […]

Thankful for Autumn

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Growing up in Southern California, I never really experienced autumn. Yes, a few trees in our neighborhood changed colors as the weather got a bit cooler. But there just isn’t much seasonal variation in Southern California. When I went to […]

A Brief History of Thanksgiving

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Several years ago, I asked my six-year-old nephew, “On Thanksgiving, to whom do we say thank you?” He quickly responded, “To the native Americans.” (No, I’m not kidding.) “Do we say thank you to anybody else?” I queried persistently. “To […]

Thoughts on Thanksgiving: Introduction

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Yes, I know that today is not Thanksgiving Day. Yes, I know that the official American holiday falls on the fourth Thursday in November, not the third. So, yes, I know that I’m a week early. But I’d like to […]

Thanksgiving

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READ Psalm 100:1-5  Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4 On this Thanksgiving Day, we Americans are encouraged to pause and give thanks to God. In […]

And Don’t Forget to Thank People Too!

posted by Mark D. Roberts

I’ll never forget something I heard at the baccalaureate service that was part of my graduation from college. As I sat in the Memorial Church of Harvard University, the President of Radcliffe College (part of Harvard) said something like, “The […]

A Brief History of Thanksgiving

posted by Mark D. Roberts

For several years, it has been my history to put up a bit of Thanksgiving history during the week prior to the holiday. So, once again, here is a brief history of Thanksgiving. Severnal years ago I asked my six-year-old […]

Finding the Heart of Thanksgiving

posted by Mark D. Roberts

As you know, on Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Yet for many of us, that day is so full of activity that we actually have little time for intentional, extended giving thanks to God. So, as has been my tradition […]

A Great Thanksgiving Tradition

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In this post I want to tell you about a great Thanksgiving tradition. Yes, yes, I know Thanksgiving Day comes a week from Thursday. But I’m putting up this post in the hopes that there still might be time for […]

Thankful for the Beauty of God’s Creation

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Wherever I have lived during my adult life, I’ve learned to be grateful for the beauty of that slice of God’s creation. When I lived in the Boston area, I loved the turning of the leaves in autumn and the […]

Be Thankful in All Circumstances

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Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 On this Thanksgiving Day in the United States, I want to reflect on a verse from Paul’s first letter to […]

Wholehearted Thanksgiving

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Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them. Full of honor […]

Thanksgiving Inspiration from Pray the Gospels

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Excerpt Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesusâ?? feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, â??Were not ten […]

How Can I Be Thankful When . . . ?

posted by Mark D. Roberts

The Bible instructs us to be consistently thankful. In writing to the Thessalonian Christians, the Apostle Paul said, â??Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for youâ? (1 Thess 5:18). This sounds […]

A Brief History of Thanksgiving

posted by Mark D. Roberts

For several years, it has been my history to put up a bit of Thanksgiving history during the week prior to the holiday. So, once again, here is a brief history of Thanksgiving. A couple of years ago I asked […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Conclusions
In this series on the death of Jesus, I have presented four different perspectives on why Jesus had to die: Roman, Jewish, Jesus’, and Early Christian. I believe that each of these points of view has merit, and that we cannot fully understand the necessity of Jesus’ death without taking them all

posted 2:47:39am Apr. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever,

posted 2:05:51am Apr. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy jewelry to associate the cross with love. But, in the first

posted 2:41:47am Apr. 08, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with the scriptures” (15:3). Yet this text doesn’t expl

posted 2:30:03am Apr. 07, 2011 | read full post »

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