• How to Live and Die Happy: True Joy

    Part 3 in a series on the Fruit of the Spirit

    If we want to know how to live and die happy, we have to define happiness. I believe that happiness is knowing that your life matters, that you have a purpose, that your life counts for something. Does your life mean something? Do you know that you have a higher purpose than living day to day? In the end, will it make any difference whether you were here or not?

  • Photo by Alan Johnson, Camp Cedar Lake, Big Bear, California
  • How to Live and Die Happy: Spirit Walkers - Galatians 5:16-26

    Part 1 in a series on the Fruit of the Spirit

    Unhappy

    Did you know one of the founding principles of our nation is happiness? The Declaration of Independence says loud and clear: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

    About Us

    This blog is written by leaders of SVCC. The people who write here are not perfect or "holier than thou."  They just strive to seek after God with all their hearts.

    We hope that God will speak to you as you read the words He's placed here through the hearts and minds of people who follow after Him.

    Hypocrisy Holy Love Danger Lust Betrayal aim Social Justice Family Dependence Walk on Water Joy Original Sin Obedience Breath Prayer Worry Taste and See Patience Angel Love Never Fails Lost Cause Spiritual Warfare victor Matthew Discipleship Persecution Part 1 Judgement Christology control fear Word of God Serving God Spirit Walkers Alabaster Jar Mary Poser Empty Tomb Seventy Sevens Self Worth Honesty Busy Temptation Witness Moving Mountains Compassion Murder Scripture Memory Storms Mission Work Trek and Journey exposure Fornication Judas Depression Mary Magdalene Knowing God Doubt John the Baptist God's Word Jairus Sheperds wholehearted Assumptions Damascus Road Happiness Service Love Family Tree Simple Complexity Predestination demons Backbiting Fruit of the Spirit Sin Violence Law Son of God Childlike Outcast Wise Men Ezekiel Neutrality Vision Interpretation Emptiness victim outsiders Understanding Provision God's Timing Nobles Desire Spiritual Support Poverty Naughty Disciple Fails Confession Salvation Dragon Daily Bible Readings Apocalypse trajectory Soil Jim Eliot God the Father Theophany Tired Family of God Parenting through Christ Daniel Rest Spiritual Blindness Questions Messiah Father's Business Hebrew Names of God Son of Man Fire Action Savior without Lord Blessings Christmas Serving Women's Ministry Blog Friendship Cross living right Unclean Bread Anxiety Applause Inconvenience Tithes Envy Presence of God Lies Security Lent Liar tribulation Goodness Angels Shame joyous thoughts Education Greed Signs Wonders Fruit fo the Spirit Approval Treasure Daily Bible Reading Physical Need Gentiles Ash Wednesday Pornography Lunatic Ancestry May Holiness relationship with God OK Adultery Expectations Herod Injustice Evangelism Purpose Newbigen Advent Heart Armor Worship Sexism Acceptance Guests Healing Humility Prayer Clothing Fasting Christ stress Gender Trek & Journey tempest Parables Light God is in control Rest in the Lord Satan Christmas Dragon Weary Second Coming Retaliation Exhausted judging others wisdom Gentleness Miracles letting go Judgment Holy Week Prophecy Kindness Revelation Politics Disappointment Conflict Apologetics Faith or Fear Racism Materialism Gifts Giving Speaking Spiritual Need Men Sacrifice Lord Traffic Grace Santa Apology Regeneration Mercy Reward The Dukes of Hazzard Forgiveness Cost of Discipleship Free Will Stubborn Evangelicalism Desperado Proverbs Trials Perseverance Gossip Antichrist Free Samples Great Commission Habits Authority Baptism Sanctification Repentance Foundation Patient Easter Bible Study Purity Messages Nice Palm Sunday End Times Christmas Eve Narrow Way Genealogy Faith Not a Fan trouble Truth Restoration