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Can your students thank God in the midst of the destruction in their lives and look forward to the reconstruction?

Drawing from Nehemiah’s directions to rededicate the temple in Jerusalem and restore sacrificial acts in Israel, this one-off message moves outside of ourselves and our own thankfulness to God and into how thankfulness should spill out on others. The challenge for Nehemiah and for us is how to give thanks in the midst of the ruins.

What are your students willing to do to rebuild the walls in their lives? Will they be bold like Nehemiah? Are they brave enough to continue working even when people talk about their messed-up lives? Can they persevere even when those around them begin to creep in and take advantage of their brokenness?

This Resource Includes:
• Complete message manuscript (Word file)
• Pre-formatted screen support for message points in the manuscript (12 slides) (Jpeg files)
• Message PowerPoint presentation
• Graphics package:
- Social media images for Facebook, Instagram, Stories (jpeg files)
• Title slide, content slide (Jpeg files)

Note from the Author

Use this message during Thanksgiving or as a response to how to deal with the aftermath of a tragedy. It works great as an atypical Thanksgiving message or to bring healing in the midst of pain and grief.

Giving Thanks

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How do you give thanks when your life is in ruin? In this one-off message, equip your students to learn how to give thanks from the account of Nehemiah's life.
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Richard Fleck

As a 17 year youth ministry pastor and leader, Richard Fleck's ministry experiences have included leadership at four youth ministries, several foreign mission trips, and work with media and communications. Richard has a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology, in which he concentrated on Formation and Witness. Richard attended Mercer University where he graduated with a degree in Christianity and a minor in Information Technology. He also served a three-year tenure as principal at a K-12 Christian school.

He is married to Tiffini and has seven-year-old triplet girls affectionately called the Fleckletts. Richard and Tiffini are in the process of adopting and expanding their family.

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Free Ebook by Doug Fields

There are plenty of people who are grateful that you do what you do. Your students are, their families are, and your church is, even though they may not say it often enough. I want to say thanks on behalf of them, and model the way we need to be saying thanks to the leaders that serve alongside us—in ten different ways—through this ebook.

Thank YOU!