Content – Northwest Bible Church

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Content

Danny Whisner

When we examine our lives and ask the question, “Am I content with who I am and where I am in life?”, what answer do you come up with? What brings contentment and what keeps you content? The apostle Paul has something to say to us regarding this specifically in Philippians 4:10–13.

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Key Scripture

Phillippians 4:10–13

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Take Away / Application

Until I’m content with who (Jesus) I have, I will never be content with what I have or where I am.

Discussion Questions

Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group or branch off with additional questions as the discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have group members figure things out together.

  1. What is one thing you love to do that brings satisfaction or contentment? (Work, fishing, hanging out with friends, working out, money, Jesus, kids, etc.)
  2. Right now, are you content with who you are and where you are in life? Are you satisfied with the life you have and the life you live? Why or why not?
  3. Danny mentioned, when we’re young, we don’t have to be taught contentment. As we get older, what used to satisfy, no longer does. Discuss how you’ve seen this play out in your life?
  4. Do you struggle in comparing other’s highlight reels (Instagram, Facebook, Awards, Status. etc.) to your ordinary behind the scene life?
  5. Read Philippians 4:11–13. Whether rich or poor, having much or little; what do you need to stop pursuing in order to find contentment in Jesus?
  6. Read 1 Peter 5:6–9, focusing on verse 9. All of us struggle. Our struggles are not unique. When you listened to all of the text responses Danny received on contentment, what did you think? What stuck out the most? What impacted you the most?
  7. Do you say, I’ll be content WHEN…? A follower of Jesus must realize that we are only content WITH Jesus. HE IS ENOUGH! Discuss.
  8. Jesus can’t be eluded. Is there any part of your life, seen or unseen that you’ve been avoiding Jesus? Share, ask your group for help and pray together about it.

Prayer

Make a praise list of all God provides. Pray, thanking Him for all He does. Whether times are good or there’s a struggle, ask Jesus to give you contentment right where you are.

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Scripture Reference

Philippians

Tags

Content, Contentment, Satisfaction, Satisfy