The Sacrament of Happy
with Lisa Harper, July 21-23, 2017
Come Early and Stay Over Opportunities
Come study God’s Word and discover an extravagant, unexpected surprise—that happiness is a gift from Him that we should unashamedly enjoy. Observe, for example, that God’s choice of wording for the first verse of the first Psalm (a word often translated as “blessed”) literally means happy—one of many biblical reasons for dismantling the old-school idea that joy, not happiness, is the more spiritual state of being. See why joy and happiness are more like fraternal twins than distant cousins; that we as Christ-followers are not called to jettison happiness—like a no-longer-needed set of spiritual floaties—as we learn to swim in the deep waters of intimacy with God. Deepen your conviction in the unmitigated goodness of your Creator-Redeemer, freeing you to feel and express genuine joy, fulfillment, and contentment, regardless of personal or global tumult.
Schedule of Events
WORSHIP LEADER: STEPHANIE SEEFELDT
About Lisa Harper
LISA HARPER is a Bible teacher, as well as the author of 11 books and 4 video-based Bible study curriculums. She is the former director of Focus on the Family’s national women’s ministry where she created the popular Renewing the Heart conferences. Harper, who has a master’s in theological studies from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., was a featured speaker on the Women of Faith national arena tour for eight years. Her newest book is Believing Jesus: Are You Willing to Risk Everything? and is accompanied by a video-based Bible study curriculum of the same title (the content of both is based on the book of Acts).
Psalm 1; Matthew 6; Job; Ecclesiastes
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