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If It's Not Broken, Don't Fix It (2 of 4)
Series: Mythbusters: Exploding the Myths that Steal our Happiness
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• Matthew 5:4 (NIV)
Brokenness leads to Blessedness
• My Failures turn me to The Father
• Luke 15:17, 20 (NIV)
• My Hurts turn me to The Healer
• Jer. 17:14 (LB)
• My Tears turn me to The Treasure
• 2 Cor. 4:7 (NIV)
How to Experience Healing From A Broken Heart (2 Cor. 4)
I've started a series this last week that I'm calling Mythbusters, and maybe you've seen the new hit television show Mythbusters where these two guys take urban legends and they put them to the test with a crash dummy that they call Buster. Well, at Fellowship of The Woodlands we have our own version of Mythbusters; and we have our crash dummy that we call Fellowship Fred. And, last week we put a myth to the test using Fellowship Fred; and it didn't turn out so well. If you weren't here last week, here are the highlights, or I guess you should say the lowlights.
Well, we haven't heard from Fellowship Fred yet. The last we heard from Fellowship Fred was a Continental Airlines pilot who saw him at 7,000 feet right in one of the air traffic patterns over Intercontinental Airport. Unfortunately, that is a true story. And he was heading southeast at the time so we feel like he is somewhere in the Gulf right now as shark bait, hopefully.
Well, we're going to try again this week, but before we do, I want you to welcome our international television audience. Give them a warm Fellowship of The Woodlands welcome right now.
Well, last week, we started this new series, Mythbusters; and this week we're going to test out another myth. Now we no longer have Fellowship Fred, but we have another new crash dummy. Just watch.
Who knows what we'll do next week. We're running through crash dummies pretty quickly, though. But, in this series we're taking modern myths, and we're placing them up to the light of Jesus' word in the most famous mythbusting message of all time - the Sermon on the Mount. And, we're focusing in on a section of the Sermon on the Mount called the Beatitudes which simply means blessed because everyone of the beatitudes starts with the word blessed, and we said last week the word literally means 'oh how very happy.' So in the Beatitudes Jesus is giving us eight steps to happiness which are just the opposite of what the world says we need in order to be happy in life.
Now today we're looking at the modern myth that says if it ain't broke, don't fix it. And, not only is that grammatically incorrect, Jesus also points out in the second Beatitude that it's a myth that will make you miserable. So, look at the second Beatitude with me in Matthew Chapter 5:3. Would you just read it out loud with me?