Happiness=Generosity

   Finding happiness in generosity sounds like a contradictory statement – after all, accumulating stuff makes you feel happy, right? Well, in God’s economy, the more you give, the more you’re blessed, and the happiness that comes from giving is way beyond what comes from getting. 1. Read Luke 6:38 [ESV] “Give, and it will be given to you. […]

Happiness=Forgiveness

   Everyone’s looking for happiness – from diet plans, to dating sites, to shopping trips – we’re looking everywhere. And yet, happiness-producing things are already all around us… if we can see them. 1. Read Romans 14:17 [SEV] “God’s kingdom isn’t about eating and drinking. It is about pleasing God, about living in peace, and about true happiness. All this […]

Path of Salvation

     The path Jesus took to secure salvation for the world was a costly, painful, difficult one. And yet, it wasn’t “plan B.” God knew from the beginning what it would cost to redeem humanity, and He made us anyway. 1. Read Revelation 13:8 [NKJV] “All who dwell on the earth will worship (the beast), whose names […]

The Kingdom of God

     Jesus talked a lot about God’s “Kingdom.” Over 100 times in the gospels He mentions it, trying to explain it to people whose minds were stuck on a physical kingdom. God’s kingdom isn’t a place, it’s a state of being, where He’s the boss. 1. Read Luke 17:20-21 [MSG] “Jesus, grilled by the Pharisees on […]