Mark Turner – 7 Levels of Spiritual Maturity – Finding happiness

For many, the pursuit to happiness is an all consuming goal.  We hope to find fulfillment and joy in the fashion of the world, or the various entertainments of the world, but though some fun can be found in those areas, the will never bring true happiness.  So how do we get happiness?  Do we get the job we have always wanted?  Do we get the partner we always wanted?  Do we watch the movie we’ve been dying to see? Do we ignore the pain and suffering in the world, by medicating it with drugs or alcohol or any of the many social addictions in the world?

Contrary to popular belief, these things simply don’t have what it takes to produce a long term happiness.  In this sermon, Mark shows us what will give us fulfillment and true happiness in this life.

The Idol of Busyness

The bible has a lot to say about the virtue of working hard and not being lazy but for many of us these days the opposite is actually a bigger issue.  Many struggle through life, trying harder and harder to do bigger and better things, but what for?  In this interesting sermon, Greg Pratt takes us through the steps that turn a good thing, into an idol… and how to get out of that trap.