This article gives a historical overview of the Christians who fled persecution in England to settle in America. It narrates the reasons for their first celebration of their thanksgiving and draws lessons from these pilgrims for the church today.
The book of Colossians teaches us a lot about discipleship. At the heart of discipleship is a life of thanksgiving for what Christ has done for us. Discipleship results from the awareness that Christ has redeemed us from a life of slavery. Discipleship involves suffering in joy while serving Christ.