Big Apple Chapel is a New Testament based church in New York City, modeled after the pattern of the early church, with a strong emphasis on following Christ as a community of His disciples.

  • Sunday - 10:30 am
  • 520 8th Ave, 16th floor
    New York, NY
  • phone: +1 (973) 837-1041


BAC Sermons

Thanks for Everything

1995-02-01 Ephesians 5:4c

Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not fitting: but rather giving of thanks.

Ps 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Ps 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

2Ch 32:25 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done to him; for his heart was lifted up

Ps 116:12 What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits toward me?

Expressing my recognition of the good that God has placed in my life in such a way that others are drawn to think (well) of God.

Tell Others What God Has Done

2Sa 22:50 Therefore I will give thanks to thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises to thy name.

1Ch 16:8 Give thanks to the Lord, proclaim/call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.

Ps 35:18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among many people.

Ps 79:13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will show forth thy praise to all generations.

Ps 105:1 O give thanks to the Lord; proclaim/call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

Joh 11:41 they took away the stone...And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.

1Co 14:17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

Hoot & Holler

Ps 92:1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to thy name, O Most High: 2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise to him with psalms.

Ps 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

Le 22:29 And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord, offer it at your own will.

Ps 30:4 Sing to the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Ps 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Col 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

Appreciate & Acknowledge the Acts and the Actor

Ps 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful to him, bless his name.

Ps 106:1 Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks to the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Ps 75:1 To thee, O God, do we give thanks, to thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

Ps 92:1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to thy name, O Most High:

1Ch 29:13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

Lu 17:16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

Ro 16:3 Priscilla & Aquilla 4 for my life laid down their own necks: to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches

Re 11:17 We give thee thanks, Lord God Almighty, who are/was/to come; because taken thy great power, and hast reigned.

Ps 140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

Ro 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain...

Name Them One by One

Breath, purpose, meaning, hope, faith, love, Word, literacy, knowledge, wisdom, creation, beauty, delight, pleasure, joy, humor, variety, protection, food, grocery stores, clothing, strength, mobility, freedom, government, economy, medicine, electricity, technology, skill & ability, income, housing, transportation, friends, love, Body, truth-seekers, truth-speakers, reprovers, supporters, encouragers, enemies, family, difficulties, idiosyncrasies, ability to change, responsibility, victory, habits, will

Answers to prayer Da 2:23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known to me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known to us the king's matter.

Others in our lives Eph 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Ac 28:15 brethren heard of us...they came to meet us...as far as Appii forum...when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage

Co-laborers Php 1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you 4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, 5 For your participation/fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;

Ministry 1Ti 1:12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

Fruit of Ministry Ro 1:8 I thank God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

1Th 3:9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sakes before our God

1Co 1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;

1Th 1:7 So that ye were examples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.

1Th 1:8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

Phm 1:4 I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, 5 Hearing of thy love and faith,

Ro 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

Ro 6:17 God be thanked, were servants of sin, but have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered to you.

Deliverance from sin Ro 7:24 wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from body of this death? 25 I thank God thru Jesus

1Co 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Deliverance from despair Ps 42:5 Why cast down/disquieted, O my soul? hope in God, I shall yet praise him for help...

Deliverance from Church politics 1Co 1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;

1Co 14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than you all:

Inheritance Col 1:12 Giving thanks to the Father, who made us qualified to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

1Th 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? 20 For ye are our glory and joy.

Things 1Ti 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it is received with thanksgiving:

Keep It Up (continuous)

Heb 13:15 By him let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Ps 119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks to thee because of thy righteous judgments.

Eph 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Col 1:3 give thanks...praying always for you 4 heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,

Col 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

1Th 1:2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers 3...without ceasing faith...love...hope

1Th 2:13 we thank God without ceasing, because received...truth, the word of God, which effectually works in you that believe.

2Th 1:3 bound to thank God always for you...fitting because your faith grows exceedingly...love toward each other abounds;

2Th 2:13 bound to give thanks always to God for you...chosen you to salvation thru sanctification of the Spirit/belief of the truth

See the Hand of God Behind the Big and Small, the Good, the "Bad" and the Ugly

1Th 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Php 4:6 anxious for nothing; but in every thing by prayer & supplication with thanksgiving your requests be made known to God.

Joh 6:23  where they ate bread, after the Lord had given thanks

Da 6:10 Daniel knew writing was signed, kneeled three times a day, & prayed, & gave thanks before his God, as he did before

Lu 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men: extortioners, unjust...

Ac 24:3 We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.

2Co 1:11 helping by prayer for us...gift of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.

2Co 4:15 all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace may through the thanksgiving of many abound to the glory of God.

2Co 9:11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causes through us thanksgiving to God. 12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings to God;

Col 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Col 3:17 And whatever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

1Th 3:9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sakes before our God;

1Ti 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

1Ti 4:3 to abstain...God created to be received with thanksgiving by them who believe & know the truth 4 if with thanksgiving

Questions for Reflection/Discussion/Response:

1. Do you find it easier to thank people or God? Why?

2. What makes it easier to move from private thanks to public thanks?

3. What do we need to value in order to value the tough times enough to thank God for them?

4. What can you do to increase your thankfulness by being more mindful of God benefits?

5. How do you handle those events which conflict with our idea of benefits?