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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Jesus: Who then is This?

Jesus: Who then is This? #3
Duration:36 mins 44 secs
Jesus: Who then is This? #3

God & Happiness?
  • God invented happiness.
  • Psalm 37:4; Psalm 16:11
Why Happiness?

1. It is a crucial indicator.
  • Pleasure, joy, and happiness are the measure of your treasure.
  • Matthew 6:21
2. Happiness is the whistle blower of your heart.
  • If something sinful gives you pleasure...it is not a pleasure problem it's at treasure problem.
  • Your pleasure mechanism is working fine...it's what you love that is out ow whack.
God is the definition of happiness.
  • Psalm 96:11-12; 1 Timothy 6:17
  • God is a God of happiness.
Hebrews 1:9
  • Oil of joy is a poetic way of saying that Jesus was the happiest guy around.
Holiness or Happiness?
  • Happiness is NOT supposed to be our highest pursuit.
  • Holiness is the key to happiness.
  • God is decidedly and unapologetically anti-sin, but he is no sense anti-happiness.
Luke 2:10, "Don't be afraid! I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people."
  • It is NOT good news just for those are already good...and have all their ducks in a row.
  • It is good news for the people who can't even find their ducks.
Our Obsession with Bad News...God is different from us...he brings good news.
  • One of the most common accusations against Christians is NOT that we avoid sin; it is that we don't know how to have fun.
  • Something is wrong when we call ourselves Christians and practically pull a muscle trying to smile.
The Good News of Jesus produces Joy!!
  • The Joy of the Lord is real...not fake.
  • Nehemiah 8:10
  • The gospel and joy are a package deal.
Who Then is this? Jesus...our joy and happiness.

 

 
   
 

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