Happy Thanksgiving Gospel Tract - 4" x 6"
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Back says: The dictionary defines Thanksgiving as 1) the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors, especially to God. 2) a public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor or kindness. 3) a day set apart for giving thanks to God. In US history, some calim the first Thanksgiving was on Dec. 4, 1619 on the shores of the James River on the location of Berkley Plantation, in which is now Charles City, VA. Others say 1621 in the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts... the first official Thanksgiving declared in the US was on Nov. 1, 1777 and set for Dec 18th of the same year, by the Continental Congress. They stated: “...it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God... That at one time and with one voice, the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their Divine Benefactor; and that, together with their sincere acknowledgments and offerings, they may join the penitent confession of their manifold sins, whereby they had forfeited every favor; and their humble and earnest supplication that it may please GOD through the merits of JESUS CHRIST, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance; that it may please him graciously to afford his blessing on the governments of these States respectively...” What did they mean here? ‘Penitent confession of their manifold sins’? What are you thankful for? And to whom? Personally, I thank God for the freedoms we enjoy in this country, like freedom of speech and religion... but mostly I am thankful for my salvation. Let me ask you a question... do you believe that there is a God? And if so, does He care about right and wrong? Most people do... so let’s examine ourselves and see how we would do if we were to be judged today by our ‘Almighty God’ that our founding fathers spoke of. Have you ever told a lie? Stolen something? Used God’s name in vain? (like saying GD or Oh my G). If you have, God would see you as a liar, thief, and a blasphemer. Have you ever gotten angry with someone or looked with lust? Jesus said that is murder and adultery of the heart. If you were to die today and face God, would you be innocent or guilty? What would you deserve? Eternal life (heaven) or damnation (hell)? You know you’d be guilty and deserve hell. But here is the amazing thing: Christ came to earth and laid down His life for us, to pay the debt that we deserve. He died on the cross to set us free. If one will repent (turn from sin) and place their faith in Jesus Christ, and trust in Him alone to save; He will give us what we don’t deserve - eternal life. And when you are ‘born again’, you will truly have something to be thankful for. Call on Christ to give you ‘godly sorrow’, which will work godly repentance and bring salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Obey Him out of thankfulness for what He did on the cross for us and He will give you what you don’t deserve - eternal life. seedshakers.com