Happiness IsDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | March 12, 1978
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Everyone is looking for happiness, but this world cannot provide real joy. The world only enslaves us to one master or another, so the first step toward true happiness is knowing Jesus as your Savior. From there, as explained in Psalm 126, God will provide us with freedom, fullness, and fruitfulness.
Let us rejoice in the true happiness that can only be found in Jesus.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
Psalm 126 has a tone of rejoicing.
Everyone is looking for happiness.
This world cannot provide real happiness.
The first step toward happiness is to know Jesus as your Savior.
Happiness is a byproduct of doing the will of God.
The psalmist is talking about how Christians can find happiness by receiving three gifts from Jesus:
- Freedom (Psalm 126:1-3).
- God delivered the city of Jerusalem from their enemies.
- There is more bondage today in the city of Chicago than there was in Jerusalem.
- Our job is not to find our freedom. Our job is to find our Master.
- Lies always lead to bondage.
- Happiness is freedom to serve God and be who He wants me to be.
- Fullness (Psalm 126:4).
- God did not intend for Christians to have a dry life.
- Our lives should be a channel of the fullness of God’s blessing.
- God puts a well of life inside believers.
- If you want to be happy let the joy of Lord flow over.
- Fruitfulness (Psalm 126:5-6).
- Everyone is planting seeds in other people’s lives.
- The harvest is not done yet.