Christ Wesleyan Church
November 10, 2019
Join us for our primary worship service each week on Sunday.
Locations & Times
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  • CWC Milton: The Auditorium (Entrance #6)
    363 Stamm Rd, Milton, PA 17847, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • CWC Sunbury: The Auditorium
    238 Walnut St, Sunbury, PA 17801, USA
    Sunday 9:15 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
Welcome to CWC!
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Welcome! We're glad you're here with us today. You can follow this week's message and add your own notes. Visit our website at www.cwc.life to watch past sermons, and discover more about CWC.
Is This Your First Visit?
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If this is your first visit with us, welcome! We're so glad you're here! Please stop by The Hub (our welcome desk) for a gift, and if you'd like to discover more about us and the variety of ministries here, visit the Connection Center. If you have any questions, we're here to help!

Connect Online

Watch weekly messages, discover more about CWC, ministries, groups, serving opportunities, and events all on our website.

https://www.cwc.life/

Core 9: Choose Happiness

1. Happiness is not based on possessions, position, power, or prestige.
2. Happiness is not based on what feels right.
3. Happiness is not based on circumstances.
4. Happiness is a choice...a by-product, not a goal.
B. We are designed for a DOSE of happiness...
1. Dopamine:
The chemical of adventure or pleasure. It is released when your mind is buzzing with activity and creative energy. It motivates you toward goals. You get a surge from encouragement, positive email, or you savor a thought. Laughter is a great chemical release for dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins. Dopamine is reduced by procrastination, feelings of self-doubt, and lack of enthusiasm. Increasing dopamine could be as easy as a good night’s rest, exercise (30 minutes in 10 days), or achieving a goal.
2. Oxytocin:
The chemical of trust, love, tenderness, a handshake or even better, a hug! It is often called the cuddle hormone. It gives a sense of comfort.
3. Serotonin:
The chemical of respect, calm, content or relaxing. It is released when someone asks your opinion, treats you with respect, gives a feeling of significance, or applauds your performance. It is called that “I got it” feeling. It is suppressed by stress and can be relieved by deep breathing and a feeling of safety or “at home”. It can be increased through the practice of gratitude. When low in serotonin, one feels depressed, anxious and lonely.
4. Endorphins:
The chemical that masks pain and is often called the runner’s high. Endorphins are released with time spent with people, playing games with people, singing together, making music together, dancing together, exercising together and laughing together. Certain foods also release endorphins: dark chocolate, meat with tryptophan (turkey, chicken, lean meats, fish), yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, beans, eggs, almonds, and spicy foods. Bananas are known as the happy fruit.
1. Relationships account for the bulk of our happiness. Godly relationships increase our happiness. This releases endorphins.
2. Meditation is a great way to increase dopamine. Meditating on God’s Word is at the top of ways to change brain patterns. “Because proteins hold our thoughts, our thoughts literally take up real estate in our brains. So the more we meditate on a positive thought, the larger it grows. As we meditate, we release the addictive dopamine that determines happiness.”
3. Serving others will bring significance releasing serotonin into our brains.
D. Happiness is for all who seek God...
1. Paul was in prison. His circumstances didn't dictate his happiness. Don't let your circumstances dictate your happiness!
2. Paul had two coworkers in conflict. He didn't let his relationships destroy his happiness. Don't let your relationships determine your happiness.
3. Paul was determined to choose happiness. Fix your thoughts on what brings positivity in your life.
4. Paul was putting into practice what God had taught him. Putting God's Word into practice brings peace.
"Then the God of peace will be with you."

Core52 Series

You want to know the Bible better because you know the Bible will make you better. But where should I start? And how can I progress past the confusing parts? Core52 is your guide through the maze of a very big book. Welcome to the fast-track of biblical training.

https://www.cwc.life/core52/

Give Online

Use this link to give online or text any amount to 84321. Thank you for supporting the ministry of CWC!

https://cwclife.churchcenter.com/giving

Prayer Requests

Need prayer support? Our prayer team prays for your requests throughout the week. We love to hear how God has answered prayer! If you have a praise that God has answered a prayer and worked in incredible ways, share it with us.

https://www.cwc.life/prayer-request/