Be Happy

Be Happy

Be Happy

When you witness, put on a happy face. You may say, “I can’t put on a happy face if I’m not happy. I just can’t act happy.” But if you have accepted Christ, you ARE happy. God says you are happy.

Read in Deuteronomy 33:29, “Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O People saved by the Lord.”

You have a right to say, “I am saved by the Lord…I AM HAPPY!” There is an under-current of happiness in every Christian’s heart. You can be happy in spite of circumstances.

Paul was in a stinking prison cell in Rome when he wrote: “Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, REJOICE” (Phil. 4:4).

No wonder he won his guards to the Lord, and even some of Caesar’s household became saints of God (Phil. 4:22).

This is an unhappy world we live in. Most men are disappointed with their past, and disgusted with the present, and afraid of the future. If someone comes along who is happy that their past life has been forgiven, and they are satisfied and content with their present life (in spite of surrounding circumstances) and unafraid of the future – that person is going to have an impact!


Will you be one of them?

An Unbeatable Courage

An Unbeatable Courage

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An Unbeatable Courage

Few qualities are greater than courage. Andrew Jackson said: “One man with courage makes a majority.”

The infallible Word of God says it this way:

If God is for us, who can be against us.

(Rom. 8:31)

Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without courage.”

General Omar Bradley put it clearly with these words during the most horrible war in our history, where over 40 million people died. He said, “Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.”

I am convinced the attack on 9-11-01 brought out the worst and the best of us all. However, what the enemy of our nation did not count on was, when the dust settled and our tears wiped away, that our faith in God took over producing supernatural courage.

As individuals, we know not what we will face in our personal or our professional lives. Whatever crisis we may face, remember: Crisis

introduces us to the real you. We find out what we really are.

So let me remind you who you really are.

Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come shall be able to separate you from the love of God; which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(Rom. 8:38-39)

One of my favorite old songs says: “I don’t know about tomorrow, but I know who holds my hand.”

Born Again

Born Again

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Let me ask you a big question that has an obvious answer: Would you like to be happy?

If your answer is, “Yes, I would like to be happy, fulfilled, and have peace and contentment…in spite of all the problems that come against me,” then read on.

I believe I have an answer for you on HOW to be happy, and how to bring happiness to others. I want to talk to you about a life changing experience. Others have found this experience, and in discovering it they have found happiness.

I remember a famous football player of days gone by, that most all of you know. His name is Rosie Grier, and he’s a dear friend of mine. Rosie Grier said one time when he was playing at the Los Angeles Coliseum that right in the middle of a big game he suddenly looked around in the stands at the 75 to 80,000 people, and he thought, “year after year I’ve been doing this, and there’s got to be more to life than this! There just must be more!”

He found that there was more. He found the Lord Jesus Christ. He found fulfillment and happiness. Now his whole life is lived to share his happiness with others.

I want to talk to you right now about being “born again.” Who knows more about you than anyone else? Who knows more about your life than anyone else? Obviously, the One who made you.

I’m talking about God, our Father, and Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. What does it really mean to be “born again?” It’s not just a remodeling job. It’s not something you can do for yourself.

Today we hear a lot about recycling, and we hear a lot about reconstruction and reshaping. We renovate houses. We add on more rooms, and we tear down old buildings; we build new ones in our cities, and we call it urban renewal.

Millions and millions of dollars are spent every year on health spas, beauty resorts, on all kinds of exotic cosmetics, and it’s spent by people who are hoping to reshape their faces, or renew their bodies.

In the same manner, people frantically pursue all sorts of promised cures for the renewal of the inner life. Some people hunt for renewal at the psychiatrist’s office. Others search for spiritual renewal in some kind of oriental religion; other people search for renewal through some type of inward meditation.

Still others seek for inner peace and renewal in drugs and alcohol. Whatever the path, they eventually come to a dead end…and here’s the big question…WHY? Why doesn’t any of this satisfy them?

It’s simple when you think about it. It’s simple because man cannot renew himself. God created us. Only God can recreate us. Only God can give us the new birth that we are desperately needing and wanting, whether we realize it or not.