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The pursuit of happiness 3

  1. 1. The Pursuit of Happiness
  2. 2. The pursuit to happiness is paved with spiritual disciplines. The Pursuit of Happiness
  3. 3. <ul><li>In this pursuit we have three enemies: </li></ul><ul><li>The world </li></ul><ul><li>The Devil </li></ul><ul><li>Our Flesh </li></ul>The Pursuit of Happiness
  4. 4. 1. The path to happiness is paved with the brick of authentic worship. The Pursuit of Happiness
  5. 5. 2. Worshipping God is the most often given commandment in the Bible. The Pursuit of Happiness
  6. 6. Ps 65:6-7 Come let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker
  7. 7. Words translated “worship” mean: The Pursuit of Happiness * To bow down or pay homage
  8. 8. Words translated “worship” mean: The Pursuit of Happiness * To be in awe
  9. 9. Words translated “worship” mean: The Pursuit of Happiness * To “blow a kiss”
  10. 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. 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. 12. 4. Our worship rises or falls with our concept of God . The Pursuit of Happiness
  13. 13. <ul><li>Tips for those seeking to worship: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain faithfulness in Bible reading and prayer . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Praise God for his Mighty Acts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Praise God according to His Excellent Greatness </li></ul></ul>The Pursuit of Happiness
  14. 14. <ul><ul><li>Read the Psalms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Singing is a major way God has provided us to worship. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memorize and sing songs throughout the day. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to worship music </li></ul></ul>The Pursuit of Happiness
  15. 15. <ul><li>Tips for those seeking to worship: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>h. Do not let pride hinder your worship. </li></ul></ul>The Pursuit of Happiness
  16. 16. 6. The destination of those who choose the path of authentic worship is happiness and a healthier soul . The Pursuit of Happiness
  17. 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.

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