Contentment in Christ: How Philippians Ends

By November 21, 2021November 29th, 2021Park Circle Sermons

Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Philippians 4:10-20

Sermon Outline

  1. Joy
  2. Community
  3. Jesus

Results in contentment in surroundings and strength in situations

Sermon Application

  • If you’re shakey on Jesus then deep and abiding joy and contentment is a pipe dream. This Christmas season ask him to reveal himself to you. Maybe not at all how you expect. He’s not a concept or a long-dead moral teacher. He can be known in the present tense known today. 
  • If maybe the holidays are an annual building of expectations only to be let down with the reality and stress of it all then take heart. Look at Phil 4 verse 11. Let that be your motto this season because it says “For I have learned”  Contentment in Christ is a learned trait. This season learn the joy found in contentment in the Lord. 
  • So Christ can be known, Contentment can be learned, Finally for us as a church this must be shown. IT MUST BE. There’s a world asking questions of when is enough enough? We need to demonstrate, to live out that answer… when Christ is enough. I hope this season you have both contentment in Christ while at the same time I pray you experience a holy discontentment that pushes you out to love your neighbor and to show them your joy in Christ. 
  • Because of this sermon, how is your life changed, matured, or was challenged?
  • Who will you tell and what because of what you just heard?
  • How would you explain this to a small child?

The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your LifeGroup community. 

If you have questions about this sermon please email David Libbon (Dlibbon@StAndrews.Church)