Thanksgiving Quotes From 20 of the Most Influential Church Leaders

Thanksgiving Quotes

Newsmax released a list of the 100 Most Influential Evangelicals in America that includes men and women of faith that are involved many different circles of the church world. Here are some inspirational Thanksgiving quotes, in no particular order, from 20 of those influential leaders.

This Thanksgiving let’s encourage each other and impress into everyone we come in contact with that because of Jesus Christ and what He has done for us, thankfulness and praise will ever be on our lips (Psalm 34:1).

“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – Thessalonians 5:18

Thanksgiving Quote Billy Graham

  1. “Even when life may be difficult, we should thank God for all He does for us which we do not deserve.” –Billy Graham

Thanksgiving Quotes Rick Warren

2. “In happy moments, praise God. In difficult moments, seek God. In quiet moments, worship God. In painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.” –Rick Warren

Thanksgiving Quotes Charles Stanley

3. “Gratitude produces deep, abiding joy because we know that God is working in us, even through difficulties.” –Charles Stanley

Thanksgiving Quotes John Piper

4. “Thanksgiving with the mouth stirs up thankfulness in the heart.” –John Piper

Thanksgiving quotes Tim Keller

5. “Gratitude is what you feel. Thanksgiving is what you do.” –Tim Keller

Thanksgiving Quotes David Jeremiah

6. “No matter what our circumstances, we can find a reason to be thankful.” –Dr. David Jeremiah

Thanksgiving quotes Ravi Zacharias

7. “‘Gratitude’ comes from the same word as freedom (gratis = free). Gratitude is the freeing expression of a free heart toward one who freely gave.” –Ravi Zacharias

Thanksgiving Quotes R.C. Sproul

8. “God doesn’t want us to just feel gratitude, but for us to show it by giving thanks to God with our lives.” –R.C. Sproul

Thanksgiving Quotes Bill Hybels

9. “If you’re a parent, you know how incredibly good it feels when one of your children spontaneously thanks you for something. God is our Father, and he, too, is moved when we express our thanksgiving.” ―Bill Hybels

Thanksgiving Quotes John McArthur

10. “No matter how choppy the seas become, a believer’s heart is buoyed by constant praise and gratefulness to the Lord.” – John MacArthur

Thanksgiving Quotes Chuck Swindoll

11. “Gratitude is a decision of the will, and if a decision of the will, the choice resides squarely with us. Deciding to be thankful is no easy task. It takes work.” –Chuck Swindoll

Thanksgiving Quotes Tony Evans

12. “During times of trial, instead of complaining, give thanks! Sing hymns of praise to God and watch the prison bars open for you.” –Tony Evans

Thanksgiving Quotes Beth Moore

13. “Odd how harsh times recalibrate our gratitude. Small gifts are trash to spoiled brats but to the poor in spirit every trinket is solid gold.” –Beth Moore

Thanksgiving Quotes Joni Eareckson Tada

14. “Don’t take things for granted today. Take them with gratitude.” –Joni Eareckson Tada

Thanksgiving Quotes Max Lucado

15. “If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace.” –Max Lucado

Thanksgiving Quotes Philip Yancey
16. “What I see in the Bible, especially in the book of Psalms, which is a book of gratitude for the created world, is a recognition that all good things on Earth are God’s, every good gift is from above.” –Philip Yancey

Thanksgiving Quotes Jennie Allen

17. “I believe gratitude is a direct result of our expectations.” –Jennie Allen

Thanksgiving Quotes Steven Furtick

18. “Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends.” –Steven Furtick

Thanksgiving Quotes Andy Stanley

19. “Guilt rarely results in positive behavior. But gratitude? Great things flow from a heart of gratitude.” –Andy Stanley

Thanksgiving quotes Kay Arthur

20. “God is in control, and therefore in EVERYTHING I can give thanks – not because of the situation but because of the One who directs and rules over it.” –Kay Arthur

“Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.” – Colossians 2:6-7

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