by Jerry Vines

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Living With Other People (8 of 9)
Series: Happy Living
Jerry Vines
Matthew 7:1-12

If you are going to be a happy person there are two very important relationships you need to understand. You need to be rightly related in those relationships if you are going to be a happy person. Of course, that first relationship is your relationship to the Lord. You have to be rightly related to God if you are going to have a happy life. If you are lost and do not know Jesus as your Savior you really don't have anything to be happy about. You may think you do, but you really don't when you boil it all down and get right down to the root and core of the matter, if you don't know Jesus as your Savior, you don't have anything to be happy about.

The Lord touched on that back in the 6th chapter and the 33rd verse where He said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you."

At Christmas time we get all wrapped up in things and if you are not careful you let things become first in your life and when you do that-you get out of a right relationship with God. The Lord is not first in your life. Then things kind of go to pieces.

First of all there is your relationship to the Lord. If you are lost and need Jesus, before this service is over, I'm going to give you an opportunity to get your life in right relationship with the Lord.

There is a second relationship. There is also your relationship with other people. You do have to live with other people. Somebody has said, "Life would be grand if it wasn't for people." But you have to live your life in relationship with other people.

The Lord put it this way when somebody asked him, What is the great commandment? Jesus said there are two great commandments. Love the Lord with everything you've got and love your neighbor as yourself. See the two relationships? There is a vertical relationship, but also a horizontal relationship. Getting along with other people. The ca ...

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