Annie's "Thanksgiving Lesson for Kids" Page

~Featuring a Lesson Plan from Gina Castell~

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will
of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
~1 Thessalonians 5:18~

If you are looking for a Thanksgiving Lesson Plan for Sunday School here is one you just
might consider using. Gina Castell was a visitor to my pages and wanted
to share her ideas with others.

Thanksgiving Lesson

November is the month that we celebrate Thanksgiving. Many years ago the pilgrims thanked God with a special feast because He brought them out of a place where they couldn’t worship Him the way that they wanted to. He gave them a new home where they had freedom to worship God.

We’re on our way to a holiday feast especially for you. Are you hungry?
Let’s dig into God’s word…

"Enter His Gates it’s Thanksgiving"

It’s time to prepare the turkey!

Hey, I have an idea, while we’re taking off the turkey’s feathers, let’s use them to count God’s blessings. We have so much to be thankful for. Let’s count the benefits of knowing God and Jesus His son. (This is based on Psalm 103)

What can we thank God for?
The Bible tells us in Psalm 103 a whole list of things.

Feather #1
Psalm 103:3 God forgives all your sins!!! Have you ever gotten up to play baseball and you got three strikes and were out? Weren't you upset when you didn't get another turn. You knew your turn was up and it was too late to try again. Not with God, when we mess up and do something that doesn’t please Him we can go to Him and tell Him and the bible says - He always forgives us. It's not three strikes and you’re out with Jesus. It's an unlimited amount of mercy and grace to all His children.

Feather #2
He heals us! Psalm 103:3B - He heals all your diseases! Have you ever gotten sick and a loved one prayed for you and you got better? Have you ever heard a praise report on someone who prayed the prayer of faith and God brought healing? God is able to heal our sicknesses. And even on this earth if we have to be sick until God calls us home, He promises we're going to a place where there is no more sickness or crying. We may have to wait until we get our new bodies in heaven to be totally healed but still God promises healing to every one of us. Hearts, minds and bodies.......

Feather #3
God has compassion on us. Psalm 103:13 "As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him;" What is compassion? It’s really when someone else can feel your pain. God always feels for us. He feels bad when we do and cares about all our needs. A mother or father who truly loves their child will go through everything they go through. If they do bad in school and feel sad, if a friend is mean to them - a father or mother will feel that pain. So does Jesus feel everything we go through in this life. God is our parent when we don't have any parents on earth!!

Feather #4
He took our punishment for sin. Psalm 103:10 He does not treat us as our sins deserve. Our sins deserve punishment, but instead Jesus took our punishment on the cross so God will never punish us. If we confess our sins and continue to believe and follow Jesus He promises us forgiveness - not punishment. Instead he throws our sins away v.12 as far as the east is from the west so far has He removed our transgressions from us. When you go to God in prayer and say Jesus I messed up again, I got angry or I lied - it's like he takes a big eraser and gets rid of that sin from our hearts. He's the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Happy are those who are called to His supper! Keep going forward and you’ll see the banquet table that waits for us in heaven!

Feather #5
God has great love for us. "For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear him;" God has so much love for us. The Bible says if you could measure His love (which you cannot because there is no end to it) it would be like the distance between the heavens to the earth. The heavens don't go just as far as you can see the sky -- but they go on and on and on. Nobody loves us as much as the Lord. Jesus is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. Maybe you have a friend or a brother who doesn't always love you the way that they should -- well give thanks to the Lord whose love for you is a trillion miles wide and high and deep!

You must be full by now. When we eat, eat, eat, God’s word it gives nourishment to our spirits. But hey, would you like to come over for Thanksgiving? The turkey’s in the oven.

Welcome to the banquet feast of the Lord!!! Oh, we forgot to tell you. We can give thanks to the Lord especially for promising us a special seat at his table in heaven! When we give our lives to Jesus He promises us that we’ll live with Him forever in heaven some day. It will be like a big Thanksgiving feast in heaven! (Based on scripture - My father has granted me a kingdom and I have granted each and every one of you a place at my table in that kingdom).

We counted our feathers and remembered your blessings. We thanked you for each and every one of them! What a wonderful Thanksgiving day we’ve had!!

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