THE MANNER OF LIFE – I Have Learned to be Content



I Have Learned to be Content

September 25th, 2022

Pastor Mike Slater


THE MANNER OF LIFE – I Have Learned to be Content


This morning’s message centers on the word “contentment” and a strength found in Christ. As we think about contentment, how would you define that word? How would you define having plenty? What disrupts your state of contentment? Lastly but most importantly, how does one find contentment? As you thin about your life, how content are you with it?

This morning, Paul addresses the issue of contentment. These words come from a 65 year-old man, chained to a Roman guard under house arrest, not knowing if tomorrow he will be killed, brought to court or set free. Though  without the comforts of home and the privileges of privacy, he is happy. Though he does not have a clue regarding his future, he feels alright. Though completely removed from the excitement of a broader ministry and purpose, he is still rejoicing. No matter what happened to him, Paul refused to be caught in the grip of pessimism.

How do you find contentment? What is it that Paul is trying to get across to this young church and all who will read this letter in the future. May this message speak to many in regards to the value of being content. Enjoy this morning’s worship service.

Encouraging One Another,

Pastor Mike

Key Scripture: Philippians 4:14-18

14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. 15 Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; 16 for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need. 17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. 18 I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.


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