How to Be Happy in an Unhappy World (1 of 23) by Ken Trivette

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How to Be Happy in an Unhappy World (1 of 23)
Series: The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached
Ken Trivette
Matthew 5:1-9



A) Our Endless Pursuit of Happiness
B) Our Empty Pursuit of HappinesS


A) A Personal Possession
B) A Perpetual Possession


A) An Upward Secret of Happiness
B) An Outward Secret of Happiness

Someone has said that the definition of a good sermon is that it should have a good beginning. It should have a good ending. And they should be as close together as possible.

A little boy asked his mother in Church, ''Mommy, what does it mean when the preacher takes off his watch and lays it on the pulpit?'' The mother replied, ''Son, it usually doesn't mean anything.''

A Pulpit committee went to hear a prospective minister preach. The best thing they liked about his sermon is that it was only 10 minutes long. They immediately called him as their new Pastor. His first week in the new church he preached a 30 minute sermon. The next week his sermon was almost 2 hours. The Deacons met with him and asked him to explain. His response was, that the first time the committee heard him preach, he had a new set of dentures in his mouth that hurt him terribly so he could barely preach 10 minutes and had to stop talking because of the pain. The second time he preached, he said that his dentures felt fine so he preached a normal 30 minute sermon. One deacon said, ''That explains the first two sermons, but please explain to us this last sermon that was 2 hours long. He said, ''I got up that particular morning and accidentally put my wife's Dentures in my mouth, and when I started talking I couldn't shut up!''

Today, I want us to begin to look at the greatest sermon ever preached by the greatest preacher that ever lived. The preacher was the Lord Jesus and the sermon is what is often referred to as the ''Sermon on the Mount.'' This sermon is found in Matthew 5-7 ...

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