Jesus had a lot to say about what it means to be happy. People often say I want my children to be happy and my family to be happy. But we define happiness based on things we acquire or things in life that we’re confident will bring us happiness. Jesus takes our shallow understanding of happiness and turns it upside down. Join me Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. this fall as we look at happiness through a deeper lens–Jesus’ lens.

Rev. Dr. Kip Laxson

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Corresponding Scripture: Matthew 5:1-5; Romans 12:1

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up a mountain. He sat down and his disciples came to him.He taught them, saying:

“Happy are people who are hopeless, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

“Happy are people who grieve, because they will be made glad.

“Happy are people who are humble, because they will inherit the earth.


1So, brothers and sisters, because of God’s mercies, I encourage you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice that is holy and pleasing to God. This is your appropriate priestly service.

September 20, 2020: “Staying Humble in a Haughty World”