My sermon on Thanksgiving Day (10:00 a.m.) this year is called The Unlikely Thanker. It is about the healing of the ten lepers. The most unlikely leper, the Samaritan, is the guy who came back to thank Jesus. The other nine lepers were Hebrews, and they did not return to say thanks (Luke 17:11-19).
I would like to include a couple testimonies from unlikely thankers this year.
This Sunday, we will look at the prophecy of Ezekiel 39 from the viewpoint of the exiles. During the 6th century BC, they had been carried away into captivity in Babylon. How do you act when you are in exile? Ezekiel encouraged them to be hopeful. The reasons to be hopeful we all based on things God would do in the future. What about you? Does the assurance of things hoped for make any difference in your life right now?
After finishing a six week sermon series on prayer, we will now be entering a three week series called "Future Vision," based on Ezekiel 37, 38 and 39. This prophetic sermon series will take us to a section of scripture that is a challenge to understand, but which I think has tremendous application for our times.