The Joy of Learning the Secret of Contentment Part 3 Philippians 4:10-20 Your attitude toward money is an EKG that will tell you: 1. the of your concern for the cause of Christ (v. 10) 2. the of your contentment (vv. 11–13) 3. the of your investments (vv. 14–17) 4. the of your worship (v. 18) 5. the of your faith (v. 19) As I Learn Contentment, I discover my is found in Jesus One of the best uses of “stuff” is in with the gospel God is the one keeping of the giving and receiving Instead of worshiping , I can worship with I will never out the Lord I Can Trust God I Do Trust God God Can Trust Me Review How Can I rejoice in troubling time? How Can I Not Be Anxious about the Future or Persecution? How Can I Have Peace when I do not like my circumstances? Or did not choose my circumstances? How Can I be Content in an Entitled, Selfish, “Gimme” More World? Contentment is finding satisfaction in God and whatever God gives to us. We are tested in the school of prosperity and poverty. We are tested by greed and envy. The truth of the matter is - We worry about finances We stress about our circumstances We struggle with selfishness and greed and envy. We waste our lives and our living on things that don’t matter for eternity How Do We Live Differently as believers and a church? 1. Gratitude (4:10). 2. Contentment (4:11-13). 1. Celebrate God’s Provision 2. Find Contentment in Your Relationship with Jesus 3. Depend upon the Strength of the Lord “Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition” (The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment) 3. Partnership (4:14-16). 4. Fruitfulness (4:17). 5. Worship (4:18) 6. Faith (4:19-20). 5 words of Contentment faith, humility, submission, dependence, and unselfishness.