God has commanded us to give thanks in all circumstances, including both
good and bad times. The Samaritan leper gave thanks to Jesus when he was
healed, and the Apostle Paul rejoiced even in his hardships. We, too, can
be grateful at all times.
Often at Thanksgiving, we take time to think about the blessings
God has given us, things like our family, good food, friends, and
Are there some things God has given us that we haven’t thanked
him for? Things that are obvious blessings?
We know we should remember to thank God for the good things he does
for us. But what about bad things that happen?
Let’s look at a few verses that show us the keys to being grateful at all
It is definitely easier to thank God when
everything is going well. But even then, sometimes we forget.
Do you know your memory verse? See if your team will be first to order the memory verse cards correctly!
Sometimes people think that everything bad that happens is God’s punishment. We must remember that bad things can happen as part of living in a world that’s been polluted by sin.
Make your own game of Quick Draw to take home and
play with their friends and family.
How many words can you find?
Unscramble the words to complete the verse.
Follow the path to the word on the right that completes each statement listed below. Then write the word in the blank.
Justin looked at the numbers on the big clock in his school classroom. He wished they would hurry up so he could eat lunch.
Make a Thanksgiving wreath that reminds you to be thankful in all circumstances.
We can give thanks in good times, like the leper did when he was healed.
We can give thanks in bad times, like Paul did when he was shipwrecked.
Using a Bible concordance, search for keywords such as thanks, thanksgiving, and grateful. Record your observations.
Have fun playing this Thanksgiving lesson review game!