The Pursuit of Happiness

Two years ago Sandra Bullock won the academy award. Then weeks later came the news her husband was a philanderer. So, here’s a question for you: Would you accept that deal? Would you be willing to achieve professional acclaim if you would also endure a broken personal relationship?

If you had to think about that for more than a few seconds, you’ve got a problem! And I’m not just preaching to you. For the past generation, researchers have been studying happiness and they have found that marital contentment is more important than any other human factor in determining our overall level of happiness. If you have a happy marriage you can endure all kinds of setbacks and be reasonably happy. If you’ve got a miserable marriage it doesn’t matter how well the rest of your life goes.

While the relationship between money and contentment is complicated, that between relationships and contentment is not. The sad fact is that most people focus on the wrong things. Most people vastly overestimate the extent to which money would improve our lives. This is true in our individual lives and our politics. Today everything is about economics. Only the numbers matter. But, as Albert Einstein said, “Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.” Jesus put it this way, “You cannot serve God and money.”

Are we focused on building a better world?..a world where people matter? That is our Christian vision: to love God and your neighbor. We are even commanded to love our enemies. That is how important people are. People are worth dying for.


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101 Cardinal Drive
Denton, TX 76209

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Sunday Worship Schedule
8:30 - Worship (1st Service)
Attended Nursery (0-2yr). Children (3yr-4th grade) are dismissed during the sermon to attend children's church.
9:40 - Focused Fellowship
This is a time of fellowship and refreshments throughout the building. Children pickup before or after Kids Praise.
10:00 - Adult Bible Classes & Kids Discipleship
Adult Bible Classes - locations vary. High School & Middle School Discipleship Groups in the Youth area. Kids Praise for 3yr-4th grade. Nursery 0-2yr.
11:00 - Worship (2nd Service) & Kids Bible Class
Attended Nursery (0-2yr). Children (3yr - 8th grade) are dismissed during the sermon to attend Bible classes.

Wednesday Evening Schedule
5:30 - Fellowship Meal
Adults - $4 and Students/Children $3 (during the school year)
6:30 - Passion Worship
Praise and worship time in the Worship Center.
6:30 - Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery group that provides a safe place to address and deal with life's hurts, habits and hang-ups.
7:00 - Bible Classes & Small Groups
Classes for children and adults of all ages and other ministry groups meet at various locations throughout the building.

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