Offspring of Thanks

Psalm 95:1–6 (KJV)

1O come, let us sing unto the Lord: Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

2Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, And make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

3For the Lord is a great God, And a great King above all gods.

4In his hand are the deep places of the earth: The strength of the hills is his also.

5The sea is his, and he made it: And his hands formed the dry land.

6O come, let us worship and bow down: Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.

If, as Cicero once said, “Thanks is the parent of all other virtues,” then I propose that her firstborn is Love, her second born is Faith, and her third born is Hope. Her firstborn grandchild is Sacrifice, born of Love; her second born grandchild is Grace, born of Faith; and her third born grandchild, born of Hope, is Courage.

Got Thanks? This comparative genealogy allows us to watch and listen for those unmistakeable family members of Thanks in our hearts and in the spirit surrounding our dinner tables today. May we each see overwhelming evidence of Thanksgiving in our lives, on this particular Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving is worthless without thanks-living!

Happy Thanksgiving from Pastor Haymon and family! We’re so very thankful for our friends, family, and the CAC congregation today.

Published by pastordonhaymon2

Senior Pastor Don Haymon II began his journey as a minister when he was raised in the home of the founder of Calvary Apostolic Church—his father. In 1986 he concluded a four-year internship under his father as associate pastor. It was at that time that he received his ordination certificate as a minister of the gospel. He married LaRonda Ellard, in 1992. He earned a bachelor of arts in Communication from the University of Denver the same year. In 1997, Don became senior pastor. In 2013 he graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Christian Leadership from Hope International University. Today, he is the passionate shepherd of Calvary Apostolic Church of Denver, guided by a compelling and true call of God. For those in his pastoral care, he seeks personal development and spiritual growth as a priority. His preaching and teaching has taken him around the world to at least 10 countries. Under his leadership, he has founded six churches in Burma. The challenge of communicating the Acts 2:38 gospel worldwide remains his heartbeat as well as the constant growth pattern of the local church in Denver. He and LaRonda are the parents of three grown children. They reside in Castle Rock, CO.

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