Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (Part 3)

Well, this wraps up the Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” comparison to I John 1:1-4.

The PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (v. 4)

The joy which Christ brings us is actually much deeper and richer than just plain happiness.

Joy comes from within – happiness relies upon circumstances, or external factors. It is a joy to walk with and serve Christ. It should be – if we are in a right relationship with Him. Joy comes from experiencing our purpose in this life. Our purpose extends beyond being an observer. This is especially true of Christians – or should be. We are live out our witness of Him. A witness is a witness when he observes an event. But, the value of a witness is in the testimony he or she gives.

God has called us to demonstrate our witness for Him not only in our words, but in our deeds. That is where we find true joy.

There are many obstacles to our fellowship with one another, but if we do not determine to overcome them, we will suffer, our church fellowship will suffer and our testimony will suffer.

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