Sermon Notes January 02, 2022

 Gratitude

 

 

“The Art of Circling Back” 

1. Ingratitude communicates “I don’t _________________, 

2. Ingratitude looms large when we are the victim but it is completely _______________________ to the perpetrator. 

Luke 17:11-19, “Now on His way to Jerusalem, Jesus travelled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As He was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met Him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, ‘Jesus, Master, have pity on us!’14 When He saw them, He said, ‘Go, show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were cleansed.15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked Him – and he was a Samaritan.17 Jesus asked, ‘Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?’ 19 Then He said to him, ‘Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

3. The lepers “walked by faith” — they responded to the promise and prompting of Jesus before they knew the         _________________________.

4. Remember — Unexpressed gratitude communicates ________________________________.

5. Remember — Ingratitude feels like ________________.

6. Realize — Unexpressed gratitude may indicate an over inflated view of ___________________.

“It’s a good thing for us to get all caught up in our thanking before we do anymore asking.”