Breaking Bad Habits by Larry Wynn

HAPPY ARE THE SAD AND SPENT
MATTHEW 5:3-4
JUNE 13, 1999 A.M.
SERIES: HAPPINESS IS AN INSIDE JOB
MESSAGE #2

INTRODUCTION

A. “HOW POOR ARE YOU?” ONE DAY A
FATHER FROM A WEALTHY FAMILY TOOK
HIS SON ON A TRIP TO THE COUNTRY
WITH THE FIRM PURPOSE OF SHOWING
HOW POOR PEOPLE CAN BE. THEY SPENT
THE DAY ON THE FARM OF A VERY POOR
FAMILY. WHEN THEY RETURNED THE
FATHER ASKED, “HOW WAS THE TRIP?”
“VERY GOOD DAD.” “DID YOU SEE HOW
POOR PEOPLE CAN BE?” THE FATHER
ASKED. “YEAH!” “AND WHAT DID YOU
LEARN?” THE SON ANSWERED, “I SAW
THAT WE HAVE A DOG AT HOME, AND
THEY HAVE FOUR. WE HAVE A POOL
THAT REACHES TO THE MIDDLE OF THE
GARDEN, THEY HAVE A CREEK THAT HAS
NO END. WE HAVE IMPORTED LAMPS IN
THE GARDEN, THEY HAVE THE STARS.
OUR PATIO REACHES TO THE FRONT
YARD, THEY HAVE A WHOLE HORIZON.”
WHEN THE LITTLE BOY WAS FINISHED
THE DAD WAS SPEECHLESS. HIS SON
ADDED, “THANKS DAD FOR SHOWING ME
HOW POOR WE ARE.”

B. THIS LESSON TEACHES US WE HAVE
REVERSED THE PRICE TAGS IN SOCIETY.


C. THE BEATITUDES ARE ALL ABOUT JESUS
PLACING RETURNING US TO THAT WHICH
IS TRULY VALUABLE.

1. REMEMBER, I SAID LAST WEEK,
“HAPPINESS IS AN INSIDE JOB.”

2. THIS IS THE VERY OPPOSITE OF
WHAT THE WORLD THINKS.

3. I AM ABOUT TO CONFESS
SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY GOING
TO DISAPPOINT THE MEN IN THE
CONGREGATION. RECENTLY I
BOUGHT A PRESSURE WASHER.
WITH IT CAME A VIDEO. (NOW,
RATHER THAN WRITTEN
INSTRUCTIONS YOU HAVE VIDEO
INSTRUCTIONS. IT’S REALLY HARD
TO DRAG A TV BEHIND A PRESSURE
WASHER.) MEN, DON’T DISOWN ME,
BUT I WATCHED THE VIDEO. I WAS
NOT THAT FAMILIAR WITH THESE
THINGS, AND I KNEW IT HAD GREAT
POTENTIAL FOR GREAT HARM, SO I
THOUGHT I’D BETTER , THIS ONE
TIME, GIVE IN AND ACTUALLY
FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FROM
THE MANUFACTURER.

4. THE MANUFACTURER OF EVERYONE
IS GOD. YET, VERY FEW PEOPLE
TURN TO HIM TO FIND OUT HOW TO
RUN THEIR LIVES.


5. WITHOUT THESE IN ...


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