Changing Lives Through ChristPEARLAND NEW HARVEST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
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We strive to bring glory to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit while we follow the Bible’s direction to worship Jesus Christ as Lord. We seek to teach, disciple and encourage each other to become more like Jesus as we teach this world all that God commands.
So, whether you are passing through Pearland, Texas or are looking for a church to call home in the Pearland area, please come and visit us. If you have any questions about our church, the Bible, or Christianity, please feel free to contact us. We will be more than happy to help you in any way that we can.
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Give Thanks in every Season
Some commands of God are specific to certain situations. Many of God’s commands are universal in their relevance. They apply to every human being, in every situation, throughout every day.
A command, however, that we unconsciously tend to relegate to the category of appropriate for specific seasons or occasions in life is the command to Thanksgiving. We feel the obligation to be grateful when we receive a bonus at work, or a clean biopsy report, or an unexpected break in the weather. And of course, we are supposed to be thankful on Thanksgiving Day. The Bible, though, makes it plain that a grateful spirit is to characterize our everyday life, actions, aspirations, and motivations. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
Even our deepest longings and most urgent prayer requests to God are to be made with thanksgiving: “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).
Gratitude Is Worship
Why is God so interested in our authentic expressions of thanksgiving? It is because gratitude in our hearts is inseparably connected with a healthy view of ourselves, this world, and our relation to God. Genuine gratitude is worship, and worship is the response of a soul that has properly apprehended the majesty of God, and precisely the goodness of God in Jesus Christ.
It is impossible to come to God acceptably or appropriately without choruses of gratitude in our hearts and on our lips. “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” (Psalm 100:4).
Being consistently grateful is not a matter of personality, as though some people are morning people, some people are optimists, and some people just have a thankful heart. Sincere gratefulness to God is the result of faith; it is the inevitable result of having one’s eyes open to behold the glory of God in Jesus Christ. The heart that is embracing the reality of God’s grace is a heart that is overflowing in grateful worship to God for all his goodness. And because God’s grace infuses our entire life with purpose, hope, and joy, it is only appropriate that we be always grateful.
Constant worship is the proportionate response of faith to what God has given us in Jesus.
Join us this Sunday as we celebrate in God’s house and continue in the Word and in our Worship and Praise of our Lord.
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. All are welcome to share in our worship, so invite others to join us.
AND don’t forget Wednesday night for DIGGING Deep into the Word. Meet us at 7 PM in the Foundry.
We pray that you and your family have a blessed and prosperous week!
See you in church! Pastor Keith