Sunday, May 31, 2009

Overflowing With Thanksgiving!

In this continuing series on Thanksgiving, we learned 3 ways to practice Thankfulness:
  1. Make a Memory to recall to mind God's faithfulness, power, goodness, testimony and hope
  2. Take a Moment
  3. Break Out a Praise
We were reminded that we can give without being thankful but we can't be thankful without giving! The results of being thankful are in getting stonger emotionally, relationally, physically, spiritually. Thankful people are powerful people!!

Let everyone know what you have been experiencing during this great series on Thankfulness by entering your comments on this week's blog.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday, May 17th, 2009 Message

All I can say is... WOW!! What we have been taught about thanksgiving has been blessing so many people as they start to live a lifestyle of:

  1. Refraining from Complaining - Ph 2:14
  2. Living in Thanksgiving - Ph 4:6
  3. Counting our Blessings – Ps 103:2

We have really noticed a culture of unthankfulness and how it has affected us. We live in a culture of entitlement. But we are being empowered at Harvest Worship Centre to have an attitude of gratitude that will help to change that culture, both in ourselves and in those around us.

Today we learned 3 aspects of giving:

  1. Remembering: What God Has Done - Psalm 107:1

    Give thanks to God for He is Good… ALL THE TIME - God is Good!! Even while we were going away from God, He saved us! Thanks be to God who gives us the victory!! Blessed be the NAME of the LORD!

    Release your thanks and God releases everything you need right here and right now!

  2. Telling Others: What God Has Done - Psalm 107:2

    Let the redeemed of the Lord say this! Say means , "to mention, to declare, to tell another."

  3. Giving: When We Are Thankful People, Our Lives Will Show It - 2 Cor 9:12

    You can give without being thankful but you cannot be thankful without giving! Thanksgiving results in generosity and overflows into "Thanks-Living!"

Feel free to express your thankfulness to God for all He has done for you by commenting below...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday, May 10th, 2009 Message

Today was Mother's Day at HWC. The house was packed and our mothers got to experience our appreciation towards them in many great ways like song specials, poems and a special presentation from the kids. The international buffet featuring foods from around the world was once again a great hit! Then, we had our very own version of 'Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?' with the host being none other than Pastor Kevin Begley. The contestant, Kenneth Dunkley, answered all three questions accurately and won $1,000,000 HWC dollars! The topic of the questions - you guessed it - Thankfulness. Saving the best for last, Pastors Kevin and Pam tag-teamed to preach the third message in a series on being thankful. We were challenged to see if we were thankful in 10 specific areas: Our job, our home, our car, our health, our spouse, our church, our pastors, our family, our bank account and our life as a whole. The secret to being thankful was shared as always remembering to 'count our blessings'. We reviewed Psalm 103:2 which says, "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits." The rest of the Psalm describes those benefits. I highly recommend reading them for yourself. You won't want to miss Life Group this week!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 Message

The second message in this series on Thankfulness was mind-blowing!!!! Society is filled with anxiety. We keep asking God to remove the distraction that causes anxiety but He wants us to function in the midst of the distraction. We need to recognize that our dependence is in Him. We have an anointing from the Holy One. It is a gift from God that empowers us through the distraction to the victory! We learned that contentment doesn't come naturally, but that Paul says he 'learned' how to be content. It is our choice, God has already chosen. Maybe we have lost our peace because we are unthankful! No one can steal our peace, we give it up by choice whether we know it or not! We were taught to dream big, stay at peace and expect the victory!Miss a service... add your comments by posting below!