Contentment

(Scripture Reading:

Philippians 4:10-13 NLT)

Sermon 1-19-2020Pastor John
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I. Discontentment: Comparing our real to other’s surreal in…

   A. Stuff

   B. Relationships

   C. Circumstances

II. Contentment: A Christ-powered response to life’s

    circumstances (Philippians 4:11, 13)

 

III. Changes: Contentment begins with a…

   A. Commitment to stop comparing because it leads to envy

       (James 3:16)

       1. How to Recalibrate:

           -Regular social media fasts

           -Resist social media marketing

           -Rejoice other people's successes (Romans 12:15)

   B. Commitment to start offering thanks because it leads to joy

       (Proverbs 15:15)

       1. How to Recalibrate:

           -Consider what you have rather than what you don't

            (Esslesiastes 5:9)

           -Choose to celebrate (especially the little things)

           -Communicate your thanks to Christ (Ephesians 5:20)

 

Take Away: 

Comparisons create discontent, but contentment is created by celebrating the blessings of Christ

 

Next Steps:

___Commit to return next Sunday

___Commit to a regular social media fast

___Commit to celebrate another’s success

___Commit to thank Jesus while tempted to want more

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