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Does God Love Laughter

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Sermon shared by William Fix

December 2001
Summary: We are a laughing generation. We even pay people to make us laugh. What does God think of our laughter? Does he make us laugh at times?
Denomination: Methodist
Audience: General adults
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Does God Really Love These things Part l

Does God Love Laughter?

A cheerful heart is good medicine. Proverbs 17:22

It comes from an ATTITUDE OF HOPE. It comes from God Psalm 62:1,2,5
Many call this a capital A attitude.
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken…Find rest, O my soul, in God alone, my hope comes from Him. Psalm 62:1,2,5

It is helpful to YOU.
A happy heart makes the face cheerful…The cheerful heart has a continual feast.
Psalm 15:13,15

It is helpful to OTHERS

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart. Psalm 15:30

Does God Laugh?

1. Abraham Laughs Genesis 17:15-22

2. Sarah Laughs Genesis 18:10-15


3. God brought laughter Genesis 21:1-7

4. Isaac Means “He Laughs”

Do not grieve for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10







The Psalmist Reinforces that God Loves Laughter
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord is good. It is He that hath made us and not we ourselves. We are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise. Give thanks unto Him and bless his name. For the Lord is good. His love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100

Timing is important!
There is a time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance. Ecclesiastes 3:4

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:15

God wants us to Experience The Best In Life (Full and Abundant Life)

1. LOOSEN THE TENSION WITH LAUGHTER (Improve the atmosphere)

2. LIGHTEN THE LOAD WITH LAUGHTER (Lift heavy burdens)

3. LEVEL THE ROAD WITH LAUGHTER (Humble yourself)
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