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Thank God for the Remission of Sins and Peace of Conscience

Thanksgiving 4.36 | NIV

I must give thanks for the remission of my sins and the peace of my conscience.

I bless you for the redemption I have through Christ’s blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of your grace that you have lavished on me. Ephesians 1:7-8(NIV)

That you have forgiven all my sins and healed all my diseases; Psalm 103:3(NIV) and in your love have kept me from the pit of destruction, for you have put all my sins behind your back. Isaiah 38:17(NIV)

When you led me into the desert, there you spoke tenderly to me, and gave me back my vineyard, and made the Valley of Achor a door of hope. Hosea 2:14-15(NIV)

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Thank God for Every Spirit-Wrought Inward Change

Thanksgiving 4.35 | NIV

I must bless God if there is a saving change wrought in me by his blessed Spirit.

And has God by his grace brought me out of the dominion of darkness into the kingdom of the Son he loves? Colossians 1:13(NIV) Has he called me into fellowship with Jesus Christ, 1 Corinthians 1:9(NIV) and brought me, who by nature was far away, near through his blood? Ephesians 2:13(NIV) Not to my name, O LORD, not to my name but to your name be the glory. Psalm 115:1(NIV)

I always thank God for those to whom the gospel has come not simply with words, but with power, with the Holy Spirit, and with deep conviction. 1 Thessalonians 1:5(NIV)

You have loved me with an everlasting love; you have drawn me with loving-kindness. Jeremiah 31:3(NIV) You have led me with cords of human kindness and with ties of love. Hosea 11:4(NIV)

When the strong man, fully armed, guarded his house in my heart, and his possessions were safe, One stronger than he attacked him and took away the armor in which he trusted and divided up the spoils. Luke 11:21-22(NIV)

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Thank God for the Hope of Eternal Life and for the Work of the Spirit within you

Thanksgiving 4.34 | NIV

For the prospect and hope of eternal life, when time shall be no more.

I thank you for the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him; James 1:12(NIV) the inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade—kept in heaven for me. 1 Peter 1:4(NIV)

That having here no enduring city, Hebrews 13:14(NIV) I am encouraged to seek the better country—the heavenly one; Hebrews 11:16(NIV) the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. Hebrews 11:10(NIV)

That I am resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, has promised; Titus 1:2(NIV) and that all true believers, by grace, Acts 18:27(NIV) have eternal life in them. 1 John 3:15(NIV)

2dly, I must give God thanks for the spiritual mercies bestowed upon me in particular, especially if I am called with an effectual call and have a good work of grace begun in me.

I must bless God for the striving of his Spirit with me, and the admonitions and checks of my own conscience.

I bless you that you have not given me over to a depraved mind; Romans 1:28(NIV) that my conscience is not seared; 1 Timothy 4:2(NIV) that you have not said concerning me, “He is joined to idols, leave him alone”; Hosea 4:17(NIV) instead, your Spirit is still contending with me. Genesis 6:3(NIV)

I thank you for the requirements of the law written on my heart, my own conscience also bearing witness, and my own thoughts now accusing, now even defending me. Romans 2:15(NIV)