Series: The Pursuit Of Happiness (1 of 6) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 1 and 2 of a 12 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: There's More to Happiness than Having Fun
Series: The Pursuit Of Happiness
Stuart Briscoe
Psalm 1

Everybody wants to be happy. Opportunities to be happy abound. The Declaration of Independence guarantees freedom to pursue happiness. But what exactly is happiness?

I. The Problem with Happiness.

A. It's so elusive.
1. Free to pursue it.

2. Pursuing where it isn't.

B. It's so ephemeral.
1. I think I've found it.

2. But I might have lost it.

C. It's so expensive.
1. Happiness depending on happenings.

2. Happenings are such a burden.


Part 2: How to Be Happy in a Crazy World
Series: The Pursuit Of Happiness
Stuart Briscoe
Psalm 2

I. Evaluate the World Situation. vv. 1-3

A. The conditions. v. 1
1. International conflict (heathen rage-lit. nations in tumult).

2. Individuals confusion (vain thing-lit. emptiness).

B. The causes. vv. 2-3
1. The arrogance of the leadership.
a. Self-sufficient.

b. Self-confident.

2. The antagonism to the Lord.
a. Jehovah.

b. Christ.

3. The attraction to liberty.

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