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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Happiness Is Hard To Find Series (Part 5)

"Happiness Through Mercy"

Matthew 5:7



I. What is mercy?


1. It is a feeling that leads to an action



2. It can be both physical and/or spiritual



II. Why be merciful?


1. You are blessed if you do



2. It is characteristic of a genuine Christian



3. Because God has been merciful to you



III. What is the result of showing mercy?


1. You will obtain mercy now



2. You will obtain mercy in the future


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Happiness Is Hard To Find Series (Part 4)

"Happiness Through Spiritual Hunger"

Matthew 5:6


“God never does a saving work in the heart without doing a changing work in the life.”

- John Blanchard



I. The Description Of This Hunger


1. Legal righteousness


2. Moral righteousness


3. Social righteousness



II. The Hindrance Of This Hunger



III. The Result Of This Hunger

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happiness Is Hard To Find Series (Part 3)

"Happiness Through Gentleness"

Matthew 5:5


Happy is the one who recognizes his spiritual poverty, mourns over his sins, and because of it places himself under the control of the Lord.



I. What Is Gentleness?



II. Some Examples Of Gentleness:


1. The Old Testament example of Moses (Numbers 12:3)


2. The New Testament example of Jesus (Matthew 11:29)



III. The Results Of Gentleness:


1. The first result is blessedness


2. The second result is gaining an inheritance

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Happiness Is Hard To Find Series (Part 2)

"Happiness Through Brokenness"

Matthew 5:4


While the first beatitude speaks of our attitude towards ourselves, this one speaks to our attitude toward sin.

Does sin in your life cause you to grieve?



I. What Is This Brokenness?


1. It is not a brokenness over personal sorrow


2. It is a brokenness over personal sin


3. It is a brokenness over the sins of others



II. What Is The Blessing Of Brokenness?


1. Be aware of your sin


2. Remember the significance of the cross


3. Realize the effect sin has on others


4. Eliminate anything that hinders your sensitivity to sin

Sunday June 17, 2018

Happiness Is Hard To Find Series (Part 1)

"Happiness Through Dependence"

Matthew 5:3


The world says, “Blessed are the rich and famous, for they will be recognized as important people.”

Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”



1. What does it mean to be blessed?



2. What does it mean to be poor in spirit?



3. What is the kingdom of heaven?