Sermon Text: John 7:53-8:11
The following is the original manuscript.
I was in need of technical support for my blog this week. So I sent an email to the blog provider describing the problem. I was then contacted by someone in tech support who identified himself as a “happiness engineer.” Isn’t that great? Do colleges offer that degree now? Man, I studied the wrong thing in college! I majored in electrical engineering, but happiness engineering sounds like much more fun. I don’t know… that sounds like a degree that that number one party school over in Athens might offer, huh? I’m kidding! But can you imagine the electives? What fun!
What a nice concept. If only we could call a happiness engineer whenever we were feeling unhappy. “My football team lost yet again to that number one party school over in Athens—and I’m not happy about it! Can you help?” “The kids are fussing and fighting again, and I’m trying to hold onto my sanity. Can you help?” “I failed that exam! My grades are suffering, and I have to get the Hope scholarship. I’m not happy. Can you help?” “I can’t believe I’m so busy and stressed out all the time. It’s just overwhelming. I’m not happy. Can you help?” “I’m really struggling in my marriage, and I don’t know how to make it better. I’m not happy. Can you help?” “I think I might have a drinking problem; it’s affecting my work and my family. I’m not happy. Can you help?” “I just got the results from the doctor, and the news isn’t good. I’m not happy. Can you help?” Read the rest of this entry »