Staying True by Larry Wynn

IT’S NOT RIGHT TO BE UPTIGHT
MATTHEW 5: 5-6
JUNE 20, 1999 A.M.
SERIES: HAPPINESS IS AN INSIDE JOB
MESSAGE #3
SUBJECT: STRESS, HUMILITY, RIGHTEOUSNESS

INTRODUCTION

A. WE LIVE IN AN UPTIGHT WORLD.

1. STRESS RELATED PROBLEMS HAVE
BECOME EPIDEMIC IN OUR
CULTURE.

2. HEALTH, RELATIONSHIPS,
PERSONAL SAFETY, ETC. ARE ALL
AFFECTED BY THE UPTIGHT STATE
MOST ARE IN TODAY.

B. WE ARE DISCOVERING, THROUGH THE
SERMON ON THE MOUNT, HAPPINESS IS AN
INSIDE JOB.

1. UPTIGHT PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY
PEOPLE.

2. NEITHER ARE THE PEOPLE WHO
HAVE TO LIVE WITH THEM.

C. WE NEED TO DISCOVER WAYS TO REDUCE
THE TENSION IN OUR LIVES.

1. I READ THE OTHER DAY ABOUT A
“STRESS DIET” YOU COULD GO ON
TO HELP REDUCE TENSION.


a. BREAKFAST: ½ GRAPEFRUIT; 1
SLICE WHOLE WHEAT TOAST;
8 OZ. SKIM MILK.

b. LUNCH: 4 OZ LEAN BROILED
CHICKEN BREAST; 1 CUP
STEAMED SPINACH; 1 CUP
HERB TEA; 1 OREO COOKIE.

c. MID-AFTERNOON SNACK: THE
REST OF THE OREOS IN THE
PACKAGE; 2 PINTS ROCKY
ROAD ICE CREAM; NUTS;
CHERRIES AND WHIPPED
CREAM; 1 JAR HOT FUDGE
SAUCE.

d. DINNER: 2 LOAVES GARLIC
BREAD; 4 CANS OR LARGE
PITCHER COKE; 1 LARGE
SAUSAGE; MUSHROOM AND
CHEESE PIZZA; 3 SNICKERS
BARS.

e. LATE EVENING SNACK:
ENTIRE FROZEN SARA LEE
CHEESECAKE (EATEN
DIRECTLY FROM THE
FREEZER.

2. WE PROBABLY NEED A BETTER WAY
THAN THAT TO RELIEVE TENSION.

D. THERE ARE LOTS OF STRESS RELIEVING
TECHNIQUES AVAILABLE TODAY.


1. SOME ARE GOOD.

2. SOME ARE NOT SO GOOD.

E. I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU A COUPLE
PRINCIPLES TODAY FROM THE
BEATITUDES THAT CAN HAVE LONG TERM
AND VERY BENEFICIAL RESULTS IN
REDUCING TENSION IN YOUR LIFE.

1. THESE ARE FOUND IN MATTHEW 5:
5-6.

2. THE TWO BEATITUDES DEAL WITH
THE HUMBLE AND THE HUNGRY.
(SOUNDS LIKE A TELEVISION SERIAL
DOESN’T IT?)

I. THE HUMBLE. “BLESSED ARE THE MEEK FOR
THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.”

A. THE MAGNITUDE OF THIS STATEMENT.

1. PICTURE THE ...


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