Hebrews 4:12-13 "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account."

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Simple Spiritual Contentment!

Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:10-13

We are going to talk about contentment! A state of being satisfied, or a source of satisfaction!

Contentment is spoken of in scripture this way –

·         Paul says this about worldly contentment – 1 Timothy 6:6-8.

·         Jesus says this about contentment in life – Matthew 6:25, 33.

Where Paul states that worldly contentment is food and clothing, the Lord states that life’s contentment is not food and clothing, but seeking first the kingdom!!!

Simple Spiritual Contentment!

We are going to focus on three things: HopeRenewalSustenance!

A series of “Therefore – s”!

1.      Hope

1 Corinthians 15: “58” -- 42-57

·         Incorruptible

·         Glorious

·         Power

·         Spiritual – 1 John 3:1-3

·         Heavenly


2.     Renewal

Hebrews 12:12-1411:1-12-11

·         Without faith, impossible to please God!

·         Examples!

·         Our turn!

·         Stop whining, you haven’t suffered yet!

·         Look for the discipline of God!

·         Mix it all together and it becomes a spiritual vitamin drink that will lift us up when we are dragging!

·         Context of Verse 14!

3.     Sustenance

1 Peter 2:1-31:22-25

The same source that:

·         Purified our souls.

·         Taught us love for each other.

·         Has given us re-birth.

Is the same source that:

·         Allows us to throw off defects.

·         Allows us to grow in the Lord’s grace!