The United States Declaration of Independence promises citizens “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Since that day many have been pursuing these promises, especially the pursuit of happiness. But they have been looking in the wrong places.
If you want to find true happiness . . .
Acknowledge PERSONAL Sin
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6).
Believe PERSONAL Promises
“Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3).
“He was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin” (1 John 3:5).
“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness” (1 Peter 2:24).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Accept PERSONAL Salvation
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved”(Romans 10:9).
Realize PERSONAL Freedom From Sin
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shallbe free indeed” (John 8:36).
Jesus said, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31, 32).
Experience a PERSONAL Change
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).