Task Cards

Sermon Title: Keys To A Happy Life, Part 1: Humility
Message:The Sermon on the Mount begins by the Lord outlining what the true blessings of our life are.  Today we discussed the first one:  “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Meaning:The first key to happiness is admitting our powerlessness and learning to depend on the Lord’s power in our lives.  In other words: having humility that God is God and in charge and that we aren’t.
Task:Begin working on these steps to increase the sense of humility in your life.

  • Examine yourself and look for areas where you put your self and your own interests first – regardless of the impact
  • Confess that this is really going on inside your heart
  • Pray to the Lord that He might give you the strength to start breaking away from this attitude – that He might soften your heart
  • Identify, by study and reflection, truths about where your power truly comes from
  • Admit your powerlessness to the Lord or to another person
  • Open your eyes and heart to the situations of others
  • Take action to serve someone other than yourself or someone who is connected to you

Lessons: I Samuel 17:4-11,32,40-50; Matthew 5:1-3; Ecclesiastes 2:1-11, 17, 22-25; Secrets From Heaven 9377

Sermon Title: Keys To A Happy Life, Part 2: Acknowledging Our Mistakes
Message:The Sermon on the Mount begins by the Lord outlining what the true blessings of our life are.  Today we discussed the second one:  “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Meaning:The second key to happiness is acknowledging when we make mistakes.  When we do this it provides an opportunity for change to take place–for the blessings of the Lord to be received in us.  Like the prodigal son, the father immediately responds to the son’s return with complete acceptance.  This pictures the Lord’s love for us that is always there waiting for our return.
Task:This week practice admitting your faults to another or the Lord when they arise.  If you do something wrong say, “I am sorry, I made a mistake.”  Don’t make excuses or blame others or situations but admit your blunder.
Lessons:Luke 15:11-24; Matthew 5:4; Isaiah 61:1-11; AC 5470

Sermon Title: Keys To A Happy Life, Part 3: Power Is In Good
Message:The Sermon on the Mount begins by the Lord outlining what the true blessings of our life are.  Today we discussed the third one: “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.”
Meaning: The third key to happiness is recognizing that true strength and power are found in gentleness and kindness. It comes when we see that our happiness is not found by stepping on or over anyone else to get what we want but by lifting others up. It is when we think and desire the good of others without any thought of what we might gain as repayment. As Jesus taught, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” “’Inheriting the earth’ signifies not possession of the earth, but possession of heaven and blessedness there; the ‘meek’ mean those who are in the good of charity.”
Task:This week begin each day asking this prayer: “Lord, please help me to see have a heart that wants good for others and a mind that thinks well of others. If there is a way that I can be of service to or a support for anyone please show me how and give me the courage to act on it. Thank you Lord.”
Lessons:John 18:1-11; Matthew 26:52, 11:25-30, 5:5; Secrets of Heaven 1950

Sermon Title: Keys To A Happy Life, Part 4: A Passion For What Is Good And True
Message:The Sermon on the Mount begins by the Lord outlining what the true blessings of our life are.  Today we discussed the fourth one given: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled.”
Meaning: One of the teachings from the beatitudes on the source of happiness is to cultivate a desire and a passion for things that are just and right.  In other words, to care for the will of the Lord and to be of service to the neighbor. When we desire these things the Lord will fill us (to fullness) with happiness and delight. What we desire in our hearts and minds is actualized in the spiritual world after death.
Task:This week start creating a hunger and thirst for what is true and good by 1. Making a decision to do so. 2. Making a commitment to (find a way to be accountable) 3. Praying for the Lord’s help in what you are trying to do. 4. One day at a time, beginning to work on it (think about, meditate on, make attempts).
Lessons:I Kings 3:16-27; John 4 & 6 selected portions; Matthew 5:6; AC 9263