Be Happy Series: Be Happy The Series
BE HAPPY THE SERIES
HAPPY IS HERE
Description In Matthew Chapter 5 Jesus speaks to his disciples as crowds gathered to hear him. He lays out 8 scenarios of being truly happy. However, when you look at them in the natural they don’t seem like very happy circumstances.
DOWN AND HAPPY
Description The crowd that gathered around Jesus in Matthew Chapter 5 was most-like very diverse in both economic and religious status. They came to hear the words of a new prophet who did not speak like their normal scribes and Pharisees. His message although strange was delivered with such authority they traveled to hear what he had to say.
SAD BUT HAPPY
Description Jesus Says in Matthew Chapter 5 verse 4 Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted. When we apply the synonym happy for blessed it reads “Happy are they that Morn” Jesus gives hope and encouragement to those of us who find ourselves in times of morning.
MEEK BUT HAPPY
Description The Bible makes a parenthetical statement about Moses in Genesis Chapter 12 Verse 3. (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.) This description of Moses was very important given his history of being an Egyptian prince and his future of becoming the leader of the nation of Israel. His humility or meekness was not weakness, but actually a source of his God given strength.
HUNGRY AND HAPPY
Description Hunger can affect us both physically and psychologically. Prolonged hunger can result in kidney and liver failure as well as mental fatigue, irritability, and depression. So when we fulfill our physical need for food we keep these problems at bay. But what about Spiritual Hunger? Is it possible to hunger for Godliness or righteousness?
HELPING AND HAPPY
Description Lamentations chapter 3:22 says “It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Bishop Ulmer gives us insight into what it means to be merciful.
HOLY AND HAPPY
Description Jesus Speaks to His disciples in Matthew Chapter 5 verse 8 and declares “BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD” Purity of heart means a heart that is not “Mixed or divided” in it’s devotion to God. That type of heart is not only blessed, but the Bible says the pure in heart shall see God.
PEACEFUL AND HAPPY
Description The life of a believer is lived in its relationship to the peace with God and the peace of God. We have been declared righteous through the finished work of Christ and have been brought into a peaceful relationship with God.
PERSECUTED AND HAPPY
Description When Jesus gave these descriptions of happiness to those who heard him that day he concluded with an attitude of being happy during persecution. He encouraged his disciples to be happy even though they were under roman oppression. Their ability to withstand persecution would garner them the very kingdom of heaven.