Church in the Marketplace

The True Nature of Happiness: Happiness Can Be Learned

May 21, 2020

In the second chapter of Philippians, Paul describes his relationship with Timothy and Epaphroditus.  He’s planning to send them back from Rome to Philippi and he says –
“So that I may be cheered” – (Verse 19) and “so that you may be glad” – (Verse 28). Paul says, that sending these men – “will make me happy and lighten my cares”.

These two men clearly have some life qualities that create ‘happiness’. They include –

  • a focus on others
  • being trustworthy
  • working well with others, and
  • having a life purpose

In Mark 8:35 Jesus says - “Only those who give away their lives for my sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live.”