Gratitude for Spiritual Gifts...Too?

For two weeks we have been focusing on gratitude. We have defined it as “recognizing and celebrating God’s gifts and goodness”. Gratitude is a response. A response to what has and is given to us from God. We have earthly, physical gifts, but we also have spiritual and eternal gifts.

Scripture reminds us that we have “been buried with him in baptism,” and “raised with him through faith,” that we have been given “life”, “hope”, “peace” and “righteousness”. All these are gifts. This week we are going to take time to recognize and celebrate God’s spiritual gifts to us in Jesus.

The central theme of Colossians is Christ. He is exalted and worshiped for His divine nature; for being the Creator and Sustainer of all things; for His importance over all creation and over all cosmic rulers and powers; for His redemptive, reconciling work on the cross; for defeating the powers of darkness; for being the Head of the Church which is His Body; for being the fulfillment and substance of Old Testament types and figures; for being the believer’s life and hope of glory; and so much more!

Read through the following passages from Colossians, talk about different gifts God gives to us. Use them as a basis for giving thanks to Him:

Colossians 1:12–14

Colossians 1:15-22

Colossians 2:9–15

Colossians 3:1–11

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