- Psalm 100 I’m Thankful For… (Leininger)
What can we say to those for whom a Day of Thanksgiving rings hollow? Perhaps there is some comfort in remembering the event we commemorate, that first Thanksgiving celebrated by the pilgrims. Those folks had had an exceedingly difficult time.
- Psalm 100 Sing to the Lord! (Gerhardy)
Why don’t you, like the majority of Australians, only come near the church for weddings and funerals? We come together in this church because it is here in our worship service that God comes and meets us.
- Psalm 100 Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (Entrekin)
In 1621 the Pilgrims uprooted themselves and sailed for America, a trip so dangerous that the travelers’ guides of the day said, “First, make thy will.” They had many reasons to complain. But they knew they were God’s own and they gave thanks.
- Psalm 100 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Celebrating All Circumstances (Donovan)
He took me by surprise—this man of privilege—this man whom I so envied—this man who had so much for which to be thankful. Now he was saying, "I don't feel thankful!" Those were terrible times! I could understand how he felt! And I can understand how we might not feel thankful at Thanksgiving. Life is not always easy. Times are not always good.
- Psalm 100: 1-5 A Matter of Gratitude (McLarty)
Psalm 100 is brief, concrete and straightforward; plus, it gives us specific direction as to what God would have us to do: • Shout for joy. • Serve Yahweh with gladness. • Know that Yahweh is God. • Enter into his gates with thanksgiving. They’re all action verbs.