Transforming Hearts: A Preaching Outline on Gratitude to God

Published On: 29 de March de 2024Categories: preaching model


  • Greeting and opening with a biblical quote about gratitude, such as: “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love lasts forever.” – Psalms 107:1.
  • Contextualization of the importance of gratitude in our lives and how it can transform our hearts.

I. Recognizing God’s Blessings:

  • Address the need to recognize the blessings we receive from God daily.
  • Personal illustration or testimony about how gratitude transformed someone’s life.
  • Key Verse: “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

II. Expressing Gratitude in Prayer:

  • Emphasize the importance of prayer of thanksgiving as a way of expressing our gratitude to God.
  • Encourage the congregation to cultivate a gratitude-centered prayer life.
  • Key Verse: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7.

III. Serving with a Grateful Heart:

  • Highlight how gratitude motivates us to serve others and share the blessings we receive.
  • Urge listeners to look for opportunities to serve in their communities and churches.
  • Key Verse: “Serve the Lord with joy; come before him with joyful singing.” – Psalms 100:2.

IV. Cultivating an Attitude of Constant Gratitude:

  • Discuss practical ways to cultivate an attitude of gratitude in our daily lives.
  • Include tips on keeping a gratitude journal, practicing deliberate thanksgiving, and avoiding complaining.
  • Key Verse: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.” – Philippians 4:8.


  • Recapitulation of the main points covered in the preaching.
  • Challenge the congregation to live a life of constant gratitude, transforming their hearts and impacting the world around them.
  • Final prayer of thanks to God for his blessings and the opportunity to grow in gratitude.
  • Invitation to anyone who wants to deepen their relationship with God and experience the transformation that gratitude can bring.

Note: Remember to adapt this sermon outline to your personal style and the culture of your congregation by adding relevant examples, stories, and illustrations.

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Written by : Ministério Veredas Do IDE

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