Pastor's Thoughts

Find updates, thoughts, event notices, or short message from Pastor Tim in his weekly blog posts. 

Wednesday Thoughts from Pastor Tim - November 22

Dear Church Family –

One of the things our sin nature does to us is makes us whiners and complainers. Part of becoming like Christ and walking in the Spirit is learning to be thankful.

Thanksgiving draws us up to higher living. It makes us better. It purifies our aspirations and seasons our relationships. It brings us closer to God and makes us more stable, confident, and free-spirited people. It counters our natural sinful tendencies to “toxins of the spirit” like anger, worry, bitterness, discontent, and self-pity. That’s why God graciously gives us the prescription of 1 Thessalonians 5: “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess 5:16-18)

Since it is God’s will for us, it is possible, and preferable.

I was intrigued to come across a list of “15 things you might forget to be thankful for.”

  1. Your family

  2. Your home

  3. Your senses

  4. Your personality

  5. Your future

  6. Waking up

  7. Creativity

  8. Your emotions

  9. Suffering

  10. Nature

  11. Laughter

  12. Your Sanctification

  13. Prayer

  14. Your Bible

  15. Your Church

“Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.” (James 1:17)

“I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:11-13)

I’m thankful for you and I’m looking forward to our Thanksgiving Day service tomorrow! - Pastor Tim

Recent Posts

See All

Dear Church Family – Thanks for another great day in church yesterday! One of the unspoken but life-driving questions of our world is “What is God like?” and “Why does it matter?” Around the world t

Dear Church Family - Hope you had a great day yesterday connecting with family and friends and giving thanks to God! All the bountiful food and family we enjoyed made me thankful for the bountiful co

Dear Church Family – We’re into a wonderful season of giving and thanksgiving and at Emmaus Church, we’re enjoying a great season of serving! Levi, Elijah, Vern, and Lance Boyenger have been in Côte d