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The pursuit of happiness 6



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  • 1. The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 2. The pursuit to happiness is paved with spiritual disciplines. The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 3. Confession: To speak the same thing or to agree. Specifically, we agree with God that our sin is rebellious. The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 4. Self Examination: To to look at oneself to see if there is any sinful way within us. The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 5. 1. Joy and HAPPINESS come from knowing we are clean before God. The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 6. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us of all unrighteousness.
  • 7. 2. Un-confessed sin: * Results in UNANSWERED PRAYER. The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 8. Isa 59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.
  • 9. Un-confessed sin: * Results in the consequences of DISCIPLINE. The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 10. Ps 32 – when I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable….day and night Your hand of discipline was heavy upon me.
  • 11. Un-confessed sin: * Gives Satan an opportunity for a foothold in your life. The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 12. The Pursuit of Happiness
    • Develop the discipline of confession.
    • Practice Self Examination.
    • Seek an accountability partner
    • Get input from your spouse
    • Agree with God about your sin
    • Confess to a spiritual mentor
    • Confess quickly
  • 13. There is an attitude that characterizes true confession: HUMILITY. The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 14. Hosea 6: (Israel says) “come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces, now He will heal us”
  • 15. Hosea 14: (God says) Return to the Lord for your sins have brought you down. Say to Him: ‘forgive our sins and graciously receive us…
  • 16. Hosea 14: … never again will we call on the idols we have made our gods’ . The Lord says: “Then I will heal you…”