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  • Seven Happy People

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 25, 2006
    based on 189 ratings

    Unlike joy, happiness is temporary...based on ’happenstance’. But God tells us 7 ’circumstances’ which will lead us to happiness more often. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Template.

    SEVEN HAPPY PEOPLE John 13:17 John 13:17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. Which kind of Christian are you? Humbly grateful or grumbly hateful? Attitude determines altitude! God isn’t here just to keep you out more

  • Seven Keys To Experiencing Continuous Happiness In Life

    Contributed by Dr. Stanley Vasu on Feb 13, 2006
    based on 40 ratings


    SEVEN KEYS TO EXPERIENCING CONTINUOUS HAPPINESS IN LIFE ******************************************************* OUTLINE 1.PRAYER 2.PRAISE 3.PEACE 4.POWER 5.PATIENCE 6.PRIZE 7.PURPOSE INTRODUCTION ************ The Lord wants us to rejoice in Him at all times. more

  • Plugging The Leak In Your Joy Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 20, 2006
    based on 186 ratings

    Billy Sunday observed "If there’s no joy in your religion, you’ve got a leak in your faith." In a world that is often discouraging and frustrating, how can a Christian keep the Joy of the Lord as their strength?

    OPEN: In 1937 architect Frank Lloyd Wright built a house for industrialist Hibbard Johnson. One rainy evening Johnson was entertaining distinguished guests for dinner when the roof began to leak. The water seeped through directly above Johnson himself, dripping steadily onto his bald head. more

  • A Gift Beyond Description

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 6, 2001
    based on 1,636 ratings

    Paul said, "Thanks be unto God for His indescribable gift." Why does Paul call Jesus "indescribable?" I think that there are at least four reasons.

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, BROWNSVILLE, TX A. My text this morning is 2 Corinthians 9:15. It is a short verse, only 8 words long. Listen as the apostle Paul says, "Thanks be unto God for His indescribable gift." This is the time of year when we are more

  • Choose Or Lose

    Contributed by Michael Schwer on Jan 4, 2001
    based on 309 ratings

    A Sermon about the essential choices we make as Christians that reflect our obedience to God.

    “Choose or Lose” Romans 6:15-23 Introduction Everyday each one of us are confronted with choices that somehow affect our lives in a larger way: The Speed Limit - when we drive we choose whether or not to go the prescribed speed limit or choose to take our chances and go over the limit more

  • God Bless Us With Happiness

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jul 12, 2005
    based on 179 ratings

    How to be happier in an unhappy world.

    INTRO.- Where is happiness to be found? I can tell you where it is not to be found. In material things. ILL.- The last time I bought a new car was 1988. It was a Buick Skylark. Admittedly, a Buick Skylark is not the most popular or luxurious car in the world, but I liked it. It was on more

  • Guaranteed, Money-Back, Surefire Secret Of Happiness!

    Contributed by Leonard Davis on Jul 21, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    Discover happiness and God’s plan of salvation in the Beatitudes.

    Guaranteed, Money-Back, Surefire Secret of Happiness! If I were to tell you that I had a guaranteed, sure-fire method to find true happiness and that I would give you double your money back if it did not work, then how much would you be willing to pay for the secret? I’m thinking about more

  • Life's Toughest Questions

    Contributed by Tim Huie on May 6, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    The answers to life’s toughest questions can be found in one simple verse of scripture, "In the beginning God!"

    LIFE’S TOUGHEST QUESTIONS GENESIS 1:1 1. Illus. of my kid’s questions • “Why is grass green? Why is the sky blue? Why do ant bites hurt?” • As they got a little older, “Why is that lady so fat? What’s wrong with that man’s face?” 2. All of us are born with a questioning nature. As children, more

  • Joy That Lasts

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on May 7, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    People today, even most Christians, do not have the joy that the Lord intends us to have. Joy unspeakable comes when we are filled with His glory.

    Joy that lasts Philippians 1:1-11 This sermon was birthed by prayer and some resources from Sermon central contributors Introduction- I think it would be safe to say most people want to be happy. We more

  • Ignorance Is Bliss -- Not!

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 14, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg, MD: We avoid too much information because we know we will have to respond. Some escape into private piety; some escape from knowing themselves. But true bliss comes from knowing how to invest in Kingdom concerns.

    You can buy it anywhere in Pennsylvania Dutch country – a banner, an apron, a towel, anything really – and it proclaims, in pidgin German, “Ve get too soon oldt und too late schmart”. Your preacher this morning is a walking example of that ancient truth. Too soon oldt und too late schmart. The more

  • "Gain The Proper Perspective On Sin” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Mar 5, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    If a Christian is to experience to the full, the joy of their salvation, they must learn how to walk in the victory that have in Christ over sin.

    As we have looked at the Beatitudes, we have pointed out that the word translated “blessed” here literally means “happy.” The promises and principles laid out here by our Savior present us with a blueprint for experiencing true happiness in life - not the kind the world gives and can easily be more

  • The Secret To Being Happier Every Day

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Mar 5, 2009
    based on 33 ratings

    Recent scientific research has confirmed what God has always taught on what truly makes us happy. We explore four keys to greater happiness.

    The Secret To Being Happier Every Day When reading the September 2008 edition of Parade Magazine, I came across a short article entitled “The Secret to Being Happier Every Day.” Written by Allison Takeda, the article presents the results of recent scientific studies that explored what things more

  • Destiny

    Contributed by Darrin Fish on Oct 4, 2009

    We were born again to be God’s children. Children of the King. He chose us to live a higher and holier life. That’s the kind of life that honors Him most. And that’s our destiny!

    What’s your destiny in life?  Did you know what your destiny was when you graduated high school?  Did you know what you were going to do,  where you were going to work,  where you were going to live,  And you knew beyond the shadow of a doubt all the more

  • Joy In Knowing The Shepherd

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Dec 10, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    There is only one way to acquire real lasting joy and that is personally knowing the Good Shepherd.

    Text: “Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation” (Habakkuk 3:18). There were problems in the world when Habakkuk wrote these words. At the time, the Babylonians were very strong and Judah (the southern kingdom) would soon feel the pressure and destruction of the more

  • Learning To Live Beyond The Norm, Living The Life Of Joy!

    Contributed by Jacob Ricker on Sep 8, 2011

    Knowing what it means to live a life of Joy

    I. Thomas Jefferson penned these great words: “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are create equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” as part of our Declaration of more