November Article
November 6, 2022, 3:17 PM

George Whitfield, one of the great founders of what would become the evangelical movement, once declared in a farewell address as he was leaving Savannah, Georgia:

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“Matter for praise and adoration, can never be wanting to creatures redeemed by the blood of the Son of God; and who have such continual scenes of his infinite goodness presented to their view, that were their souls duly affected with a sense of his universal love, they could not but be continually calling on heaven and earth, men and angels, to join with them in praising and blessing that high and lofty one, who inhabiteth eternity, who maketh his sun to shine on the evil and on the good, and daily pours down his blessings on the whole race of mankind.”

 

“I say importance and neglect of the duty; for out of those many thousands that received blessings from the Lord, how few give thanks in remembrance of his holiness? And yet as common as this sin of ingratitude is, there is nothing we ought more earnestly to pray against.”

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Whitfield understood the importance of continually giving thanks to God, even when things aren’t going perfectly. He understood it as a duty and an obligation, no matter what cards in life we have been dealt. This is because Whitfield understood the measure of what God had blessed us with.

 

It is a blessing to serve with you,

-Pastor Lance-

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