Thanksgiving Service

Nov. 26, 2020

Please join us for a time of thanksgiving to our great God for all the wonderful things that he has done in, through, and out of our lives.  We are so very grateful!
We will gather for “In-Person” service at New Bethel Church of God in Christ located at 1520 Little Rock Road Charlotte, NC 28214 at 9:00 AM Thursday, November 26, 2020.

What does Thanksgiving mean to you?

Thanksgiving toward God for his many blessings and perfect love manifested on us is a common theme in the Bible. For example, ancient Israel annually observed seven periods, known as the Feast (Holy) days, which centered on the three main harvests. One of the central themes of these days is an acknowledgment that the Eternal makes possible our lives and that he is the source of our prosperity and wealth.

The actual word or its plural is found thirty times in the KJV, nine of which occur in the New Testament (2Corinthians 4:15, 9:11 – 12, Philippians 4:6, Colossians 2:7, 4:2, 1Timothy 4:3 – 4, Revelation 7:12). Of these nine occurrences, the apostle Paul refers to thanksgiving toward God eight times while John refers to it only once.

Thanksgiving to our great Father should be offered every time we pray (Ephesians 5:20, Philippians 4:6, 1Thessalonians 5:18). We should always acknowledge our physical, as well as spiritual, blessings we receive from his hand (Colossians 1:12, 1Timothy 4:3 – 4). Thanking God for his loving care and generosity towards us is the central meaning of the holiday.