Bible Study Outlines – Thankfulness
Bible Study Outlines
A. Who should give thanks?
B. To whom should we give thanks?
II. For what should we give thanks?
A. For the countless temporal blessings.
B. Especially for the spiritual blessings.
- The Savior’s birth, suffering, death, resurrection and ascension.
- Our redemption, our faith, and preservation in faith.
- The means of grace; the Gospel, Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
III. Why should we give thanks to God?
A. God has commanded it. Psalm 50:14; 90:2; 100:4; 106:1; Colossians 3:17; Colossians1:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; Ephesians 5:20; Philippians 4:6.
B. It is well-pleasing to God. Luke 17:17-19.
C. Our utter unworthiness. Genesis 32:10.
IV. How should we thank God?
A. With our hearts. Psalm 9:1.
B. With our mouths. Psalm 63:3-5.
- In our prayers. Philippians 4: 6.
- In our confession before the world. Hymn 30, v .5.
C. In our deeds.
- Bring our thanks offerings to Him. Psalm 100:4
- Help one another. Matthew 25:35-40; Romans 12:13.
V. Examples of thankfulness.
A. Christ, John 11:41; Matthew 15:36.
B. Moses, Exodus 15:1.
C. David, Psalms of thanksgiving: 65, 67, 100, 103, 104, 144, 150.
D. Jehoshaphat, 2 Chronicles 20:27-28.
A. How many people are unthankful? Proverbs 27:20,
- The children of Israel. Exodus 14:11-12; 16:2-3; 17:2-3; Numbers 21:5.
- The nine lepers. Luke 17:17.
B. The most terrible unthankfulness is unthankfulness for the full truth of God’s Word. When do we show such unthankfulness?
VII. Thankfulness to one another.
A. We should also show our thankfulness to our earthly benefactors.
- Children to their parents. I Timothy 5:4; Proverbs 23:22.
- Hearers to their teachers and pastors. 1 Timothy 5:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13.
- Joshua. Joshua 6:16-17.
- Elisha. 2 Kings 4:13-17.