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Free Thanksgiving Lesson || Thankful In All Things

Free Thanksgiving Lesson || Thankful In All Things

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Lesson Title: Thankful In All Things

Lesson Objective:
To help students understand that a thankful heart involves more than just words and thoughts; it's a spiritual attitude that develops when we learn to give God thanks for all things.

Scripture Focus:
Psalm 100 and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18   

Overview:
Thanksgiving is unique among holidays in that it provides a time to pause and reflect on the things for which we should be thankful. As youth pastors and youth workers, we often use this special holiday as an opportunity to teach students the need to be thankful for the things they have, and to show thanks to God for all of the blessings He sends their way. In this lesson you'll lead your students to learn that true thankfulness is expressed in more than just words, and definitely goes beyond a single day. A spiritual "attitude of gratitude" develops when we learn to give thanks in all things.


What's Included?
Lesson/Teaching Plan, Student Hand Out, PowerPoint Slideshow


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82 comments

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by: Shelly August 22, 2012 9:43 am
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by: Luke October 17, 2012 2:23 pm
Thank you and God bless!!
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by: Michael Head November 1, 2012 8:08 am
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by: Mallory November 13, 2012 9:25 am
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by: tricia naranjo November 14, 2012 12:02 pm
looking forwad to using the Thanksgiving material provided this year. Thanks!!! Mike
by: Mike Duncan November 14, 2012 12:13 pm
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by: Monica Roever November 14, 2012 1:57 pm
Thank you! I was looking for something different to present at youth group this Sunday.
by: Theresa November 14, 2012 2:39 pm
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by: Keri November 14, 2012 4:10 pm
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by: Becki November 15, 2012 10:32 am
GREAT!
by: tiffan November 15, 2012 1:18 pm
i am getting this for my youth group.
by: Daniel Henerson November 16, 2012 3:54 pm
Good lesson
by: Elliott jammer November 17, 2012 11:22 am
THIS IS GREAT. THANK YOU.
by: JANET STINSON November 17, 2012 12:58 pm
Needing Thanksgiving lessons for Awana. Thanks!
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by: Sam Stuckey November 19, 2012 4:48 pm
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by: Terence Paraso November 20, 2012 5:40 pm
Looking for Youth Group material that will speak to the students
by: Evan November 21, 2012 4:22 am
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by: Jim Davis November 24, 2012 7:51 am
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by: Buz Hopper November 24, 2012 10:24 am
This seems like a nice free lesson!! Thanks!
by: kelly November 24, 2012 5:01 pm
So glad I found your site!
by: Rhonda November 24, 2012 10:08 pm
I really like this thought "true thankfulness is expressed in more than just words, and definitely goes beyond a single day. A spiritual "attitude of gratitude" develops when we learn to give thanks in all things"
by: xiomara November 25, 2012 12:10 am
wanted to see the thanksgiving powerpoint
by: mack mccarter November 25, 2012 7:29 am
God Bless You and Thanks!
by: Brooks Thompson November 25, 2012 7:43 am
Would love some free ideas on youth lessons.
by: Dwane Buckingham November 26, 2012 1:44 pm
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by: Innocent Mdlongwa November 30, 2012 9:33 am
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by: george edwin December 8, 2012 5:27 pm
Wow! God is always proving He is in EVERYTHING. My student leader leads a worship service the second Sunday night of each month. She reminded me yesterday that she would not be here this Sunday. So I thought "I'll do something on Thanksgiving" Today I open my mail and there is a lesson ( no 4 lessons!!!) God is soooo good! See you in Nashville!
by: Rick November 5, 2013 11:09 am
That's awesome, Rick. So thankful we could help out. And, yes, we'll see you in Nashville! Take care.
by: andy@ym360 November 5, 2013 1:25 pm
Thank you for this resource!
by: STM November 10, 2013 2:36 pm
Thank You so much, These lessons and your love of youth is awesome !!!
by: Lordsway777 November 13, 2013 12:36 pm
THANK YOU!
by: Mike Tarner November 19, 2013 10:51 am