"What is Thanksgiving?"

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“What is Thanksgiving?” .
1863 - Civil War - President Abraham Lincoln
Originally on the last Thursday of the month.
A few times there was a 5th Thursday.
1941 - Business owners complained to Franklin D. Rosevelt. it would hurt retailers because less time for Christmas shopping.
Congress passed law that it would be celebrated of the 4th Thursday of the month.
Why Thursday and not Friday?
Day of Thanks for blessings.
Friday days of Fasting in Catholic church.
Saturday preparation.
The Pioneer Women - Nov. 3, 2023 https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/holidays-celebrations/a34398392/what-day-is-thanksgiving-this-year/.
Thanksgiving is giving thanks to God ! .

I. Supreme God.

psalm 95:2-3.
Psalm 95:2–3 LSB
2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us make a loud shout to Him with songs of praise. 3 For Yahweh is a great God And a great King above all gods,

II. Eternal God.

psalm 136:1.
Psalm 136:1 LSB
1 Give thanks to Yahweh, for He is good, For His lovingkindness endures forever.

III. Personal God.

philippians 4:6-7.
Philippians 4:6–7 LSB
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

IV. Saving God.

colossians 2:6-7.
Colossians 2:6–7 LSB
6 Therefore as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 having been firmly rooted and being built up in Him, and having been established in your faith—just as you were instructed—and abounding with thanksgiving.

V. Sovereign God.

1 thessalonians 5:16-18.
1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 LSB
16 Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
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