July 17: “The Smile of Salvation”

Romans 4:7-8 (NLT): “Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. Yes, what joy for those whose record the LORD has cleared of sin.”

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July 3: “The Pursuit of Happiness”

Psalm 1:1-2 (NLT): “Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.”

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June 29: “Making the Lord Happy”

Psalm 147:10-11 (NLT): “He takes no pleasure in the strength of a horse or in human might. No, the LORD’s delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love.”

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June 1: “God is Happy”

Proverbs 16:15 (NLT): “When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a spring rain.”

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May 3: “The Joy of Being Kind”

Proverbs 14:20-21 (NLT): “The poor are despised even by their neighbors, while the rich have many ‘friends.’ It is a sin to belittle one’s neighbor; blessed are those who help the poor.”

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April 15: “The Source of Our Happiness”

Far too many Christians see “Christianity” as merely a religion with rules to follow. Instead, we should see it as an invitation to enjoy our God who has given us instructions that will bless us if we follow them.

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March 20: “Thirsty for God”

Over and over in Scripture, we read that God made us to be happy in Him. Why do so many settle for so little when incredible joy is offered to us?

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February 27: “A Cure for Discouragement”

Sometimes, settling into discouragement is easy. But, the longer we stay there, the harder it is to get out. Psalm 43:5 gives us some instruction on how we can fight off the blues and welcome happiness.

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