Thursday, November 22, 2007

HAPPY THANKSGIVING


Here's the text I'll be preaching from this Sunday. Think about what it means to you. "When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. He led you through the vast and dreadful desert, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock. He gave you manna to eat in the desert, something your fathers had never known, to humble and to test you so that in the end it might go well with you. You may say to yourself, 'My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.' But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today" (Deuteronomy 8:10-18).

PS: Go Cowboys!

12 comments:

Bill Jordan said...

Charles / Holly / William:

When my family counts our many blessing today the North family will be part of that long list. We are thankful to have you as part of our church family in Kaufman, thankful all three of you are healthy and thankful God is using your talents and ability to inspire in a powerful way in HIS kingdom.


P.S. Hook 'em Horns!!!

Mark of Abilene said...

Have a great thanksgiving... you've given me something to read with my family at our dinner today. May God bless you and your family.

In Christ,
Mark

Charles North said...

Thanks Bill. We are SO THANKFUL for the Kaufman church!!!

Thanks Mark - tell them all "hi."

Ryan said...

Tony Romo is a Jedi.@

Charles North said...

Yes he is! Is Jerry Jones the emperor? Did you see the Ford truck commercial? Very clever.

Ryan said...

Yes, JJ does look like Darth Sidious.

Bill Jordan said...

Great sermon today Charles. Great sermon.

What a powerful way to make one of Jesus' parables come to life and talk to us in today's language.

Charles North said...

Thanks Bill. I had fun giving that sermon! Plus, it was only 18 min. People sometimes like short and to the point!

Ryan said...

Your sermons need to be available online.

Charles North said...

I know!

Brian England said...

Available online? I'm not sure if there is enough bandwidth for most of them. ;)

Charles North said...

Ha, Ha funny guy. the last 2 weeks were both under 20 min!