1 Corinthians 11:24
and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
I wish all who read this post today a happy Thanksgiving. I can think of no more appropriate person to look to give thanks nor learn from in giving thanks than Jesus Christ. In today's post I wanted to consider the instances in which Jesus gave thanks throughout his ministry. How He gave thanks sets the pattern for the Christian in cultivating a life of thanksgiving to Him. Since giving thanks was common for Jesus throughout His earthly ministry, then it stands to reasons that giving thanks leads to Christ-like-ness. Below I will list all the references we find in the Gospel accounts concerning the times in which Jesus gave thanks. My prayer is that they edify and encourage you and I in our faith walk. May you, dear reader, enjoy this wonderful day and give thanks to Jesus Christ our Savior, Lord and Treasure!
"and He took the seven loaves and the fish; and giving thanks, He broke them and started giving them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people."
"And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you."
"And He *directed the people to sit down on the ground; and taking the seven loaves, He gave thanks and broke them, and started giving them to His disciples to serve to them, and they served them to the people."
"And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it."
"And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves."
"And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
"Jesus then took the loaves, and having given thanks, He distributed to those who were seated; likewise also of the fish as much as they wanted."
"There came other small boats from Tiberias near to the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks."
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