He Walked Out by Larry Wynn

AN INSIDE JOB
MATTHEW 5: 1-2
JUNE 6, 1999 A.M.
SERIES: HAPPINESS IS AN INSIDE JOB
MESSAGE #1

INTRODUCTION

A. HOW MANY TRULY HAPPY PEOPLE DO
YOU KNOW?

1. THE LIST PROBABLY ISN’T VERY
LONG.

2. PEOPLE ARE SITUATIONALLY
HAPPY, BUT IT SEEMS THAT EVEN
THE SITUATIONS ARE DIMINISHING.

B. EVEN IN CHRISTIAN CIRCLES YOU DON’T
OFTEN SEE A LOT OF GENUINE HAPPINESS.

1. JOHN MACARTHUR “THERE IS NOW
AN ATMOSPHERE OF 'EASY
BELIEVISM’ THAT ALLOWS PEOPLE
TO EXPERIENCE AN INITIAL
HAPPINESS IN ENCOUNTERING THE
GOSPEL, BUT NOT A DEEP, LONG-
TERM JOY DERIVED FROM SERIOUS
OBEDIENCE TO CHRIST’S
COMMANDS.”

2. THE PEOPLE THAT THE BIBLE
TEACHES HAS THE GREATEST
POTENTIAL FOR HAPPINESS ARE, I
AM AFRAID, NOT LIVING UP TO THIS
POTENTIAL.


C. JESUS IS IN THE HAPPINESS BUSINESS.

1. THE FIRST SERMON EVER
RECORDED AS HAVING BEEN
PREACHED BY JESUS BEGINS WITH
THE THEME OF HAPPINESS.

a. MATTHEW 5-7 RECORDS THE
SERMON ON THE MOUNT.

b. THIS IS THE GREATEST
SERMON EVER PREACHED.

c. IN IT IS GOD’S PRESCRIPTION
FOR HAPPINESS.

2. HOW DOES ONE FIND TRUE
HAPPINESS?

a. BY FOLLOWING JESUS’
PRESCRIPTION.

b. IT’S LIKE GOING TO A
DOCTOR. THE DOCTOR
WRITES A PRESCRIPTION. TO
GET BETTER YOU MUST
FOLLOW THE PRESCRIPTION.

1) GOD IS THE DOCTOR

2) THE BIBLE IS THE
PRESCRIPTION.

3) THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE
PHARMACIST.


D. TODAY, WE WILL BEGIN A SERIES OF
MESSAGES ON HAPPINESS AS DESCRIBED
IN THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT.

E. THE FIRST MESSAGE WILL DEAL WITH
THE POINT, PURPOSE, AND PRACTICAL
APPLICATION OF THIS SERMON.

1. THEN WE WILL DEAL, FOR A FEW
WEEKS, WITH THE BEATITUDES, OR
ATTITUDES THAT OUGHT TO BE.

2. THEN WE WILL GET INTO THE “HOW
TO” PART OF LIVING OUT
HAPPINESS ACCORDING TO GOD’S
PLAN.

3. EVERY AREA IMAGINABLE WILL BE
COVERED.

I. THE POINT.

A. IMMEDIATELY JESUS STATES THE
OBJECTIVE.

1. THE OBJECTIVE IS TO KNOW REAL
HAPPINESS.

2. THE WORD ...


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