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Top 10 Thanksgiving Sermon Illustrations

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Top 10 Thanksgiving Sermon Illustrations

While grocery stores and supermarkets would like you to think that Christmas is almost here. We at have not forgotten about Thanksgiving. As we look forward to Thanksgiving, we wanted to point you to some of the best illustrations on the topic of Thanksgiving Day. We hope that this list will inspire you as you write and develop your Thanksgiving sermons.

  1. Praise God With Your 23,000 Breaths per Day
  2. Gratitude Training 101
  3. Grandson Refuses to Express His Thanks
  4. Tim Keller on Unanswered Prayer
  5. Thankful for the Fleas
  6. William Bradford’s Last Thanksgiving had an Eternal Perspective
  7. An Accidental Invite at Thanksgiving
  8. Three Images for Gratitude: Soil, Lubricant, and Glue
  9. Henri Nouwen on Being Grateful for Everything
  10. Denzel Washington: Start Every Day with Thanks
  11. American Pilgrims Were Heroic 'and' Flawed

Matt Woodley serves as the Editor for and the Pastor of Compassion Ministries at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of God With Us: The Gospel of Matthew (IVP).

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Sylvia Gardner

November 15, 2016  10:08am

I was looking for something to use for our Thanksgiving dinner program at church based on the scripture "In all things give thanks". I came across your site and I am so "thankful" for the ideas that I have found.

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