These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

Bible Study Guide:

Giving Thanks

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, And Be Thankful.

1. Colossians 3:15-17; 4:2; Philippians 4:6-7. Why should we give thanks? To whom should we give thanks? What is the effect of giving thanks?

2. 1 Chronicles 16. This psalm was written for national thanksgiving and worship to God for the nation of Israel. Yet, the specifics are relevant today to all who believe in and worship the God of Israel. What do you find in this psalm helpful to you in giving thanks to God?

3. Psalm 50. What makes our thanksgiving to God acceptable to him? What does he promise to do for those who call on him with thanksgiving?

4. Revelation 7:12; 11:16-17. We not only have reason to thank God for his gifts in the present, but we also have reason to thank God for his future acts. What are they?

5. Matthew 11:25-30. What did Jesus thank his Father for doing? How have you experienced this gracious gift from God through Jesus?

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