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La Jolla Lutheran Church
7111 La Jolla Blvd,
La Jolla, California, 92037


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Let thanksgiving infuse your life

In Luke 17, Jesus healed ten lepers. Only one returned to thank him. The Bible says Jesus was looking for the other nine - but they never showed.

It's worth it to express our gratitude, both to God and to others. Thanksgiving is possible, even if you don't feel like it. If you give thanks when you are depressed or angry or confused or just "not feeling it," your day will improve. Often by quite a bit.

God, thank you for this beautiful earth and for our wonderful lives. We praise you. Amen.

Reflection questions

What are you thankful for?

Who are some people you could thank for their help or influence in your life?

Be encouraged by the video below! You'll learn what three young boys and a frozen river can teach you about thanksgiving.


Click the Messages button to see a list of other current Bible Studies and videos. You can also see messages and videos for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 or 2011.

La Jolla Lutheran Church is 14 miles north of downtown San Diego. It is a member of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ. LCMC has more than 700 congregations in the United States and more than 800 worldwide. To find an LCMC congregation near you, visit

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible (NRSV), copyright, 1989, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S. A. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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