Posts in the Sermon Prep: Contentment series
- This Week’s Sermon Will Be on Contentment
- Contentment and Gratitude
- Paul’s Writings on Contentment
- Solomon vs. Paul: gratitude, simplicity, the present, and meaning
- The Secret of Contentment
Well kids, it’s time once again for Doug to take his bi-monthly vacation (this time I think he’s going BASE jumping in the West Andes) and that means I need to come up with something to preach on. In fine Addison Road tradition, you all, of course, will be doing the actual work for me.
I have a theme. Contentment.
I have a premise (two, actually). First, that being discontent is a malicious mindset that robs our lives of both joy and peace. The destructive power of discontentment is underestimated by many. Second, contentment is the fruit of gratitude, and gratitude is a function of humility.
My primary text is going to be Philippians, and I’m using it as a lens to look back at Ecclesiastes (has any better text on contentment ever been written? Sheesh!).
So … hit it! Give me everything you’ve got on contentment. I won’t be satisfied until I have all of your ideas!
Next in series: Contentment and Gratitude