Thankful – To Be Reminded
3 We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
Why come to church, why listen to the music, why listen to a message, why repeat liturgy?
Many times – To be reminded
Passover – to be reminded
Daily prayers, devotions
John 14:26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
1 Corinthians 15:1 Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.
2 Peter 1:12 So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.
Jude 1:5 Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.
Show God’s dependability, involvement
Develop our dependability
- For the vague, unknown things
God is at work all the time, unseen, unnoticed, unrecognized
Like police, firefighters, EMT’s – don’t know any of them, but grateful
911 workers – working 12 hour shifts and always there for us
- For Specific Things
Aware and identify the things God has done, specifically
Pay attention to what God is doing in our lives
- For Hope – no matter what – God is for us
Romans 8:31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 5:5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
Colossians 1:27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
1 Peter 1:21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope
are in God.
In a time that demands that everything be new – new model numbers, products, approaches
We need reminding of what is vital, important, valuable