How To Be Truly Happy


Welcome to August.

 Are you going all out for Jesus?  Sunday in my message I gave the challenge to go all out for Jesus for the next few months and see if you are not happier with your life.

 Tonight (Thursday) you have an opportunity to continue to know and follow Jesus as we will begin our new study on Matthew.  We will be looking at chapters 1 and 2.  I encourage you to come to the Bible Study on Thursday nights at 7 pm at the church while we are looking at the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) on Sunday mornings.

 This Sunday the message will be "Shine Your Light" from Matthew 5:13-16. 

 If you cannot come on Thursday nights I encourage you to read along with our chapters each week in Matthew and do you own study or meet with a partner once a week to do your own study on Matthew.  Every week I am going to make a post on our church’s website and Dustin’s and my personal ministry website about the last section of Matthew.  I hope you can follow along there as well.

 I really want us to dive into Jesus for the next few months, go all out and let Him change our lives!

 I hope to see you there tonight and/or Sunday.


God Bless,
Brian Mackie


White Branch COB

Here is the sermon notes from Sunday:


Sermon Notes

“TheGreatest Sermon Ever”

Part One:  “How To Be Truly Happy”

Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12


“Godcannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because itis not there.  There is no such thing.” 

-C.S. Lewis


Happinessis only truly found in Christ.


Godis the Creator.  The Creator knows best how life works.  We will betruly happiest when we live the way He told us to.


Ibelieve you will be happiest in following Christ, but at first (andat times after) it may make you miserable.


8 Attitudes that Jesus says are “blessed”


Attitude                                              Promise


#1 Poor in Spirit–                             Kingdom of Heaven


#2 Those Who Mourn–                    Comforted


#3 The Meek–                                  Inherit the Earth


#4 Hungry for Righteousness–        Filled


#5 Merciful                                     –Shown Mercy


#6 Pure in Heart                             –See God


#7 Peacemakers–                             Called Sons of God


#8 Persecuted–                                 Great Reward in Heaven


This Week:  Commit to going all out for Jesus.

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