Recapturing Awe and Wonder

Hampden United Methodist Church

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Ephesians 5:15-20

How many of you have ever received a gift, but you didn’t know who it came from? Maybe it was a package you received in the mail with no return address label, or a gift given at a party with no card inside telling you who it was from. Or perhaps someone did something nice for you, but you had no idea who to thank.

As wonderful as it is to receive a gift like that, it can actually be really frustrating when you feel really grateful but don’t know how to express that gratitude.

Here in Ephesians 5, Paul makes it clear how and where to express our gratitude. Since everything we have ultimately comes from God, Paul says we should “sing and make music from [our] hearts to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus…

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