Sunday, July 04, 2010

The Pursuit of True Happiness

In the ancient words of our Lord
the pursuit of true happiness
the creed of our land
to walk with you oh Lord

Happiness is blessedness
not in the way of the world
listening to the shocking words of Christ
turning to our neighbor instead

Love leads us differently
away from power or might
humbleness in our walk
seeking God for life

Knowing he sacrificed
paid our debt for us
hope in the coming of Christ
to bring us home to him

Sharing the good news of love
God’s grace overflowing
offering hope to all those in need
in this we are redeemed

Believing enough to turn from the world
to pursuit true happiness
blessedness for the whole world
if we live out his words

July 4, 2010
Matthew 5:1-13
and email, “Notes from Peter” (Hey)
received July 1, 2010
“This Sunday my sermon is titled “Pursuing More Than Happiness,”
and it is based on Matthew 5:1-13. If you have a few minutes to read
this passage of scripture prior to attending the service, you might get
a little more out of the sermon. In this sermon, I want to challenge us all
to live with greater intentionality and to find deeper levels of meaning
for our lives. Instant gratification can be the enemy of faithful living.
Intentionality is the path to blessedness.”
Wesley United Methodist Church
Concord, NH
July 4, 2010
Independence Day

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