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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Happiness (PM)

People will not behave better than they believe.
Duration:22 mins 46 secs
Happiness – December 29, 2019

Truth Bomb – People will not behave better than they believe.

The foundation of the LIE of Happiness...

1. Happiness is THE most important pursuit of life.
  • Is the pursuit of happiness to be life's ultimate quest?
  • James 1:1-3
2. Religion takes the joy out of life.
  • Romans 14:7; Galatians 5:22
  • If joy is a fruit of the Spirit, then joy is a characteristic of God himself.
3. I will be happy when I get my way.
  • Philippians 4:4
  • Happiness is a Happiness is a byproduct of a higher pursuit.
The IDOL of Happiness...
  • Jesus says that happiness is a result of pursuing God's agenda instead of running my own.
  • You don't find happiness by chasing find it by chasing God.
  • Matthew 5:3-12
3 things to do if you want to be happy...
  1. Pursue Community
  2. Practice Generosity
  3. Ponder Eternity
Confidence in the other world is what is going to bring joy to this one.


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