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Learning Contentment (Philippians 4:10-23) - 5/3/20

A Secure Church - Faithful to Christ (4:1-23) Christ is our strength for life.

I. THE EVIDENCES OF CONTENTMENT (vv. 10-13) 1. Satisfied with One’s Station in Life (vv. 10-12) 2. Secure in One’s Status in Life (vv. 10-12) 3. Strong in the Savior (v. 13)


1. Sharing with the Saints (vv. 14-17)

2. Supplied by the Sufficiency of Christ (vv. 18-20) 3. Sanctified by the Sacrifice of Service (vv. 18b, 21-23)

Questions to go deeper with today’s message:

  • What is contentment?

  • Is there a difference in being content and being complacent?

  • How do you learn contentment?

  • Do you understand the providence of God and are you able to trust it (Eph. 1)?

  • What does Paul's attitude about the support of the church mean to you personally?

  • Which is more difficult for you to handle, adversity or prosperity? -If Phil. 4:13 is true, why is the church so ineffective?

  • If you believe verse 13 is true, why do you so often fail to be all you can be for Jesus?

  • How does giving evidence contentment?

  • When you hear that the pastor, or your Sunday School teacher, is going to be giving a sermon or lesson on stewardship, tithing, or giving, what is your initial response?

  • Does your record of giving to the church reflect contentment and trust in God?

  • What does it mean to you that God will supply all your need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (4:19)?

  • Do you realize that you have been set apart to serve God?

  • What does that really mean to you?

  • Which members of the church are really important to the cause of Christ?

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