The pursuit of happiness 3

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  • 1. The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 2. The pursuit to happiness is paved with spiritual disciplines. The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 3.
    • In this pursuit we have three enemies:
    • The world
    • The Devil
    • Our Flesh
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  • 4. 1. The path to happiness is paved with the brick of authentic worship. The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 5. 2. Worshipping God is the most often given commandment in the Bible. The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 6. Ps 65:6-7 Come let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker
  • 7. Words translated “worship” mean: The Pursuit of Happiness * To bow down or pay homage
  • 8. Words translated “worship” mean: The Pursuit of Happiness * To be in awe
  • 9. Words translated “worship” mean: The Pursuit of Happiness * To “blow a kiss”
  • 10. 3. Worshipping God is a spiritual discipline because it is easy to do it with little effort or thought. The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 11. Matt 15:8 These people honor me with their lips but their hearts are far from me. John 4:23 But the hour is coming and now is when true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth.
  • 12. 4. Our worship rises or falls with our concept of God . The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 13.
    • Tips for those seeking to worship:
      • Maintain faithfulness in Bible reading and prayer .
      • Praise God for his Mighty Acts
      • Praise God according to His Excellent Greatness
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  • 14.
      • Read the Psalms
      • Singing is a major way God has provided us to worship.
      • Memorize and sing songs throughout the day.
      • Listen to worship music
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  • 15.
    • Tips for those seeking to worship:
      • h. Do not let pride hinder your worship.
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  • 16. 6. The destination of those who choose the path of authentic worship is happiness and a healthier soul . The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 17. Eph 5:19…reciting psalms, hymns and spiritual songs for your own good… Ps 71:23 my lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to you and my soul, which you have redeemed.