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Contemporary Idols: The Pursuit of Happiness

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Text:  Ephesians 6:16-20

Sermon:  The Pursuit of Happiness

 Listen to Audio: November 11, 2012 AM Sermon

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

-The Declaration of Independence


Happiness is an ideal that we wish for others, and pursue for ourselves.  But is it a worthwhile pursuit?

In light of the words of The Declaration of Independence, many people have taken the pursuit of happiness as something that is almost considered sacred.  But happiness is elusive.  We might be happy for a moment, but sooner or later something changes, and our happiness fades.

If the elusive and fleeting feeling of happiness becomes the primary pursuit of our lives, we are chasing something that will not satisfy.  In Ephesians 6, the Bible gives us a vision for a pursuit that is a more fulfilling and lasting focus that stands in sharp contrast to the temporary nature of feeling happy.