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Day 5 Thankful Challenge

Be Thankful for your Church Family

Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

As we approach Thanksgiving week, let me commend you as passionately as I can to take time out to demonstrate and express gratitude for your church family. Your church family is nothing less than God’s grace to you. God graciously placed you into His family when you were saved. As a member of His family, the body of Christ, you enjoy immense benefits, including adoption, forgiveness, eternal life, and so many more.

When you began attending and subsequently joined your local church, God gave you another more intimate family than simply the body of Christ, He gave you the members of your local church as your church family. And, how amazing that is!

No doubt churches are full of sinners. We all know stories of people who disappoint others and some who sin against Jesus and the church. Of course we do. Why? Because the church is an imperfect family. We long for the future day when around the throne we will be perfect, but until then, we will continue doing our best even imperfectly. Thank God for our imperfect family!

  1. First, rejoice in gratitude this week for God’s grace in the form of your church family. Pray to God and thank Him for your church. Consider what the Bible says about the family of God and rejoice in it.

  2. If you have struggled either with engagement or gratitude for your church family, then recommit yourself this week to gratitude for your church family.

  3. Who are some specific people in your church family that you are thankful for?


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