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1 GOD S KINGDOM THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

2 God is not opposing our happiness but He offers a true, everlasting experience.

3 God is not opposing our happiness but He offers a true, everlasting experience. The background of this experience is the Kingdom of heaven, God s Kingdom, The Everlasting kingdom.

4 God is not opposing our happiness but He offers a true, everlasting experience. The background of this experience is the Kingdom of heaven, God s Kingdom, The Everlasting kingdom. Only those whom had received God s Kingdom in their hearts will be received in the Everlasting Kingdom.

5 God is not opposing our happiness but He offers a true, everlasting experience. The background of this experience is the Kingdom of heaven, God s Kingdom, The Everlasting kingdom. Only those whom had received God s Kingdom in their hearts will be received in the Everlasting Kingdom. The prayer for the coming of God s Kingdom should be coupled with the availability to obey God s will.

6 God is not opposing our happiness but He offers a true, everlasting experience. The background of this experience is the Kingdom of heaven, God s Kingdom, The Everlasting kingdom. Only those whom had received God s Kingdom in their hearts will be received in the Everlasting Kingdom. The prayer for the coming of God s Kingdom should be coupled with the availability to obey God s will. God s Kingdom, for now, is a set of attitudes, generated by principles, that one day, will become a normal state of being.

7 THE BEATITUDES "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

8 - Spiritually depleted THE BLESSED ONES:

9 - Spiritually depleted - Soul hurting THE BLESSED ONES:

10 - Spiritually depleted - Soul hurting - Righteousness hungry THE BLESSED ONES:

11 - Spiritually depleted - Soul hurting - Righteousness hungry - Spiritually dissatisfied THE BLESSED ONES:

12 THE KINGDOM,,INSIDE Generates:

13 THE KINGDOM,,INSIDE Generates: Spiritual aspirations

14 THE KINGDOM,,INSIDE Generates: Spiritual aspirations Peaceful reactions

15 THE KINGDOM,,INSIDE Generates: Spiritual aspirations Peaceful reactions Generous compensations

16 KINGDOM ATTITUDES

17 KINGDOM ATTITUDES Mercy

18 KINGDOM ATTITUDES Mercy Honesty

19 KINGDOM ATTITUDES Mercy Honesty Altruism

20 KINGDOM ATTITUDES Mercy Honesty Altruism Patience

21 EXAMINE YOURSELF:

22 EXAMINE YOURSELF: When was the last time that I needed a double portion of spiritual nourishment?

23 EXAMINE YOURSELF: When was the last time that I needed a double portion of spiritual nourishment? When was the last time when I was upset not because I don t have what I want but because I was not as generous or humble or kind?

24 EXAMINE YOURSELF: When was the last time that I needed a double portion of spiritual nourishment? When was the last time when I was upset not because I don t have what I want but because I was not as generous or humble or kind? When was the last time when I came to a worship meeting not because it was a habit or to be seen but because I craved to be part of the spiritual body of Christ?

25 EXAMINE YOURSELF: When was the last time that I needed a double portion of spiritual nourishment? When was the last time when I was upset not because I don t have what I want but because I was not as generous or humble or kind? When was the last time when I came to a worship meeting not because it was a habit or to be seen but because I craved to be part of the spiritual body of Christ? When was the last time when without fearing the consequences I spoke the truth, I pleaded for the marginalized upholding the Biblical values?

26 EXAMINE YOURSELF: When was the last time that I needed a double portion of spiritual nourishment? When was the last time when I was upset not because I don t have what I want but because I was not as generous or humble or kind? When was the last time when I came to a worship meeting not because it was a habit or to be seen but because I craved to be part of the spiritual body of Christ? When was the last time when without fearing the consequences I spoke the truth, I pleaded for the marginalized upholding the Biblical values? When was the last time when God s presence was felt and acknowledged in a distinctive way in my life?

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