Laurelwood Baptist Church
Contentment
Archived – July 10, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Philippians 4:10-12

Contentment

July 10, 2022 / Pastor Dennis Beatty / Philippians 4:10-12

How do you learn contentment?

Through Christ you can rejoice in what you receive.

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity. Philippians 4:10

(Philippians 1:3-4,12-14,19,21; 2:1)

Through Christ you can learn contentment in any circumstances.

Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. Philippians 4:11

(Philippians 2:5-7,13,15,17,19-24, 29-30; 3:5-8)

Through Christ you can adapt to changing circumstances.

I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. Philippians 4:12

(Philippians 3:10,13,14,18,20; 4:4,6-9,11,19)

What?

Learn to avoid comparison

    • Richer not better
    • Riches not key to contentment

Learn to adjust to change

    • It is coming!!!

Learn to depend on Christ

    • Rejoice in Him

So what?

During changing circumstances you must learn to distinguish between

    •  Those events we can control i.e., so take responsibility
    • Those events we can control and do not (i.e. lazy)
    • Those events we cannot control. Trust God.

Now what?

Find contentment with changing circumstances.

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