Thanksgiving, November 28, 2013

In this issue: The real meaning of Thanksgiving – Read the first Thanksgiving Proclamation / Thanksgiving proclamations of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln / Proclamation of the first Congress / The Pilgrim experiment with collectivism / Pray for Christians in the Middle East this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving2012Real Meaning of Thanksgiving –

The documents below clearly show the meaning of Thanksgiving as intended by the nation’s Founders. Today in most public schools God is not mentioned, and Thanksgiving becomes an historical event rather than a Christian celebration of thanks to God. Please pass the document links on to others or print them out for distribution.The First Thanksgiving Proclamation – Read here
Continental Congress 1782 Thanksgiving Proclamation – Read here
George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation – Read here
Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation – Read here
The Pilgrims and collectivism – Had not the Pilgrims abandoned collectivism after just one year, the colony would not have survived. By the first Thanksgiving celebration, they had acknowledged God-given rights to private ownership and Biblical instructions about work, and were beginning to prosper. Read more
International
Prayers for our brothers and sisters in Christ – As we thank the Lord for His blessings to us let us pause and remember the persecuted and martyred Christians in lands such Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan and Indonesia.
Christmas dinner for a Christian refugee child – In mid December a very special Christmas banquet will be held in Amman. Jordan for over 900 Christian refugee children from Syria. Read more
A Psalm of Thanksgiving
1 Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
2 Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.
3 Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100 -NKJV

 

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