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Christian Hedonism (1)

http://headhearthand.org/blog/2020/04/05/christian-hedonism-1/

People pursue happiness in all the wrong places and in all the wrong ways. The results are:

  • People never find lasting happiness
  • People hurt themselves and others in the pursuit of happiness
  • People get sadder rather than happier
  • People give up the pursuit/hope.

Does that ring true for you? It certainly does for me. In my teens and early twenties I pursued happiness in all the wrong places and in all the wrong ways. I never found lasting happiness, I hurt myself and others in the process, I got sadder rather than happier, and I almost gave up hope of ever finding happiness.

Thankfully, God, in his great mercy and love, saved me from this and turned me to himself and I have found the greatest happiness in God, even in the midst of some painful events and trying times. I thought about telling you more of my story to illustrate, but let’s leave that for another time and let God tell you his story in Proverbs 3:13-20. His narrative of the emotional benefits of Wisdom (who is Christ), is far more persuasive than mine. Let’s discover God’s way to true and lasting happiness.

For more, see my sermon notes.  Scroll down a bit further and you’ll find a one-page sermon summary infographic.

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