What Makes You Happy - Part 5


Pleasure and Happiness

The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 NLT

I'm my own worst enemy.

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.  John 10:11 NLT

    You:   bought it        leased it            ate it            drank it    smoked it        dated it

Sin separates.

Sin's purpose is to steal, kill and destroy.

Problem:  Prioritizing pleasure over happiness

Eventually, pleasure loses it's pleasure and becomes a prison.

Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not!  Romans 6:15 NLT

Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.  Romans 6:16 NLT

Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. Romans 6:17 NLT

Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. Romans 6:18 NLT

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 NLT

Peace with God, paves the way to peace with ourselves, which equips us to make peace with others.

Jesus:  If you sow better, you'll reap better and feel better.

Is there a pleasure that's undermining your happiness?

Is there a pleasure that's slowly taken you prisoner?