The Secret of Contentment

Abbotsford  –  Jan 15, 2017  –  Philippians 4:10-13


Fellowship Question:
Which NFL team do you think has the best chance of winning the Superbowl this year?


Weekend Sermon Discussion:

What stuck out to you as you listened to the sermon?
What were the main points of the sermon this past weekend?

1. Common Misconceptions
Takeaway: Joy comes from understanding the Gospel not from the provisions we receive.

Where have you seen verses taken out of context and turned into a motivational phrase?
Share one of your favourite verses.
Do you have an experience of failure/suffering that led to a crisis of faith?

2. What do we learn?
Takeaway: Contentment in every situation is learned as we depend on God/Christ.
Biblical Ref: 2 Cor 7:20

Where do you struggle with contentment in your life?
What situation in your life is an opportunity to learn contentment with your lot in life?
What does it look like to be content with where God has assigned you?

Wrap Up & Prayer
From your discussion, what resonated with you individually or as a group? Pray for each other.

Benediction – Matthew 6:25-26 (ESV)
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”

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