Stewardship Sermon Series:
happy2? what it is and how to find it
First Frisco introduces a four-week Stewardship Sermon Series based on a wonderful Christian book by Matt Miofsky, entitled happy? what it is and how to find it. During the course of this stewardship sermon series, we will explore the following topics:
- October 1: Nothing Will Make You Happy (Ecclesiastes 1:1-2)
- October 8: Beyond Circumstances (Philippians 4:11b-13)
- October 15: The Gift of Forgiveness (Colossians 3:12-13)
- October 22: Made For More (Ephesians 2:10)
For those who live as disciples of Jesus Christ, God has already prepared for us a way of life that, if we surrender to it and live faithfully within it, will bring us joy and happiness, as spiritual by-products. The poet Robert Frost once said, “Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length.” In other words, if we spend our lives reaching out for things, seeking happiness, we will discover that happiness is forever elusive, because there will always be one more thing for which to reach. No, happiness is to be obtained as a result of a loving relationship with God and with others. Christians affirm that true happiness is discovered when we realize that God loves us, and because of God’s love for us, we are freed to love ourselves and to love others in new and wonderful ways. Love, acceptance, generosity, and grace are the roots of genuine happiness.
The goal of this Stewardship Sermon Series is not simply to ask you to sign your name on a financial commitment, in support of the church, for 2018, though we will invite you to do so. The goal of the happy 2? sermon series is to share with you the transformational Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as shared in the words of the Apostle Paul, as he writes what we will use as our theme verse for this sermon series. “For we are what God has made us, created in Christ Jesus for Good Works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.” (Ephesians 2:10)
It is our prayer that, at the end of these four weeks, we will all have furthered our growth in becoming the Passionate Servants of Christ that God knows we can be, as together, we celebrate what it is to be alive in Christ, and also to experience the joy, the peace – the happiness -- that comes with living in Christ.