The Pattern of Paul. As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we are reminded to be thankful. Yet we see from 2 Timothy 3:1-2, that unthankfulness is one of the attributes of the last days of this dispensation. Do you practice thankfulness? A recent observation made by some missionaries about the American people was that they were a bunch of complainers and unthankful even though there are so many things to be thankful for. If America turns away from it’s Christian heritage and leans towards humanism or materialism, unthankfulness will be a result because the flesh is never satisfied. In contrast, the Apostle Paul demonstrated that Christians should put their affections on things above, and not on things of the world. Paul declares he is a pattern for believers and demonstrates how to be thankful no matter what condition presents itself. The lesson on 11-17-2002 teaches about the example of Paul for he said in Philippians 3:17 (KJV) ”Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.” Click here to listen now.