Presentation on theme: "What is HAPPINESS? Tell them about Genesis, the CO-OP and the cardboard boxes! Remind them what the Bible says Psalms 146:5 Happy is the person who has."— Presentation transcript:
What is HAPPINESS? Tell them about Genesis, the CO-OP and the cardboard boxes! Remind them what the Bible says Psalms 146:5 Happy is the person who has the God of Jacob for his help and whose hope is in Jehovah his God: 1
Liberté, égalité, fraternité and the pursuit of HAPPINESS Thomas Jefferson His Laptop 2 Corinthian 8:14 the practicality of being equal in the Gospel of Jesus 2
The BIBLE paints a different picture Real HAPPINESS is not SELF CENTRED. Proverbs 3:13 Happy is the person who finds wisdom,--- She is more precious than rubies. Proverbs 14:21 The person who despises his/her neighbour sins. But the person who has compassion on the poor, happy is she/he. John 13:17 If you know these things—(concerning humility) happy are you if you put them into practice. 1Peter 4:14 If you are criticised for the name of Christ, you should be happy because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 3
Biblical MEANING of HAPPINESS. Something to be SECURED. LATIN= FELIX = LUCKY GREEK = FERTILE FRUITFUL. OLD ENGLISH= HAP as in perHAPs or HAPless and HAPhazard. Secular MEANING Something that quickly PASSSES. 4
The Word of God always turns things upside down! 1 Timothy 6:8. So, if we have food and clothes, we should be content with that; so said St Paul. “Is this A JOKE?” Fleeting nature of HAPPINESS. Tell them about Bobby Ferguson. 5
Tell them how a millwright unravels the mystery of BLESSING, HAPPINESS and JOY Blessing. Greek makarios” “ We congratulate you because GOD is specially close to you just now.” 6 “Getting our bearings”
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