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Posted On 06/24/2018

Stay Positive Week 2 – I'm Grateful

Speaker: Grant Agler

I am Grateful
It’s not happy people that are grateful, it’s greatful people that are happy
Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.
Luke 17:11
As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him.
Luke 17:12
They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”
Luke 17:13
When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.
Luke 17:14
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.
Luke 17:15
He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.
Luke 17:16
Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?”
Luke 17:17-18
Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
Luke 17:19
What I want can rob me of what I have
Gratitude turns what we have into enough
Rejoice always,
1 Thessalonians 5:15-18
Rejoice: Be happy
Are you in charge of your emotions or are your emotions in charge of you?
Rejoice (be happy) always, pray continually,
1 Thessalonians 5:15-18
Rejoice (be happy) always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances;
1 Thessalonians 5:15-18
Rejoice m(be happy) always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:15-18
How to be grateful (progression)

  1. Be happy
  2. Trust God
  3. Give thanks
  4. Rinse and repeat

About The Author

Grant Agler

Teaching Pastor/Communications Champion Central

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Grant is our resident farmboy. He grew up in the cornfields of northwest Nebraska. He spent his early days living far from God. As Grant says, "I gave God the middle finger and didn't really care about faith at all." As a young man, he became convinced that God was real. He gave his life to Jesus and experienced God's amazing grace that previously made no sense to him. After experiencing that grace, Grant felt God calling him to teach the message of the gospel. Over the past 20 years, he has been preaching and teaching. Grant, his wife, Bethany, and their four children moved to Michigan in 2011, and he joined the 2|42 team in 2019. Grant is always good for a laugh, but more importantly, he explains biblical concepts in ways anyone can understand.
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