Hey Thanks – The Cycle of Gratitude

Pastor Jason Burns

November 20, 2022

  • Feel Thankful
  • Gap
  • Ingratitude

Luke 17:11-19 // 11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. 15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. 17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

  • He went back to thank the one who enabled him to move forward.
  • The nine… where?
  • They felt it. They didn’t express it.
  • Unexpressed gratitude communicates ingratitude.
  • Gratitude to God is worship.

1. Gratitude produces worship.

1. Todah - A thanksgiving choir

2. Barak - To kneel in thanksgiving

3. Tehillah - To sing a song of thanksgiving

4. Halal - To give thanks by being clamorously foolish

5. Yadah - To give thanks with extended hands

6. Zamar - To give thanks with a musical instrument

7. Shabach - To give thanks in a loud tone, to shout

Psalm 100:4 // Enter into His gates with thanksgiving (Today - A thanksgiving choir), and into his courts with praise (Tehillah - To sing a song of thanksgiving). Be thankful (Yadah - To give thanks with extended hands) to Him, and bless (Barak - To kneel in thanksgiving) His name. 

Psalm 100:4 (Paraphrase) // Enter into His gates with a thanksgiving choir and into His courts with singing praises. Be thankful by extending your hands to Him, and bless Him by bowing before His name. 

2. Miracles produce gratitude.

3. Obedience produces miracles.