This week families will be gathering around the table to enjoy a scrumptious meal, but what was the first Thanksgiving really like? What was the context in which the Pilgrims gathered to offer thanks and what can we learn from them as we celebrate today? Monday Ken and Deb talk with historian/author Dr. Jerry Newcombe about some of the lessons we can learn from Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving.
The Importance of Gratitude
How can we thank God when going thru seasons of suffering and hardship? How important is it to practice gratitude? As we begin this week of Thanksgiving, we'll explore these questions with Moody Bible Institute Professor Dr. Winfred Neely.
Dr. Jerry Newcombe serves as the senior producer, an on-air host, and columnist for D. James Kennedy Ministries. Jerry has produced or co-produced more than seventy one-hour television specials that have aired nationwide. Jerry is the author or coauthor of twenty-nine books, including The Book that Made America: How the Bible Formed Our Nation. At least two of his books have been bestsellers, George Washington’s Sacred Fire (with Dr. Peter Lillback) and What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (with Dr. Kennedy). Jerry has also written Doubting Thomas? The Life and Legacy of Thomas Jefferson (with Mark Beliles).
Dr. Winfred Neely (D.Min. Trinity International University; Doctoral degree in Old Testament at the University of Bristol, England) is vice president and dean of Moody Theological Seminary. He is also currently senior pastor of Judson Baptist Church in Oak Park, Ill. He has served as a missionary/pastor in Senegal, West Africa, for nine years. He and his wife, Stephne, have been married for forty years and have four adult children and nine grandchildren.