Sermon About Contentment: Is A State Of Mind

Sermon About Contentment: Is A State Of Mind

Contentment is a mindset. It's about being satisfied with who you are and where you're going. You can achieve it by focusing in Jesus in your life.

1. Contentment Is live the Kingdom God. Matt. 6:33

We have a personal, powerful & precious friend in times of sorrow, illness and bereavement-He is our friend

He provides our physical needs-Matt. 6:33

He provides our spiritual needs-Eph. 1:3,7-

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13, NKJV)

  • focus on godly examples/behavior (4:9)
  • divert attention from self (4:10)
  • learn contentment (4:11, 12)
  • become an “I can” (4:13)

Contentment is a state of mind that allows us to enjoy our lives without feeling guilty or dissatisfied. It's a way of living in the present moment and appreciating all the good things we have.


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2. Controlled Thoughts for Contentment (Philippians 4:8)

Our journey begins with the power of controlled thoughts. In Philippians 4:8, we are encouraged to dwell on things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy. Our thought life significantly influences our emotional state. By focusing on positive and uplifting thoughts, we pave the way for contentment to flourish.

3. Living a Christ-Centered Life (Philippians 1:21)

The second dimension of our exploration emphasizes the importance of living a Christ-centered life. Philippians 1:21 reminds us that for believers, "to live is Christ." When Christ becomes the center of our lives, our desires and aspirations align with His will. This Christ-centered focus redirects our pursuit of fulfillment and contentment.

4. Christ-Controlled Living (Galatians 2:20)

In the third stage, we delve into Christ-controlled living. Galatians 2:20 reveals the transformative power of surrendering our lives to Christ. When we relinquish control and allow Christ to guide our decisions, emotions, and actions, we find a deep sense of contentment rooted in His divine wisdom.

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5. Optimism, Hope, and Joy (Romans 15:13)

The final perspective emphasizes the importance of cultivating optimism, hope, and joy. Romans 15:13 encourages us to be filled with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. This hope leads to joy and contentment, even in the midst of challenges. Our confidence in God's promises fuels our contentment regardless of our circumstances.

6. Contentment Is live with divine wisdom

Our society is plagued with stress, unhappy with their jobs, marriages, and family life. In Proverbs, the Bible says that happiness comes from living a “righteous” life. Proverbs 12:28

When we reject God’s principles, we’re adversely affected. We’ll no happy, poor health, loneliness, depression, lack of love and a multitude of various social and spiritual problems.

So, how do you become happier? 

Is In Things It Gives That Money Can’t Buy Prov. 3:13-18

The word ‘happy’ in Hebrew text is the first and last word of the para. The idea of ‘finding’ wisdom in v13 and then ‘retaining’ wisdom in v18

Wisdom gives of God happiness that is more precious than Ag, Au, rubies – priceless treasure, happy is the person who finds and retains it.

7. Contentment  is The Salvation of Your Soul

1 Peter 1:3-9 Little things make us happy, big things fill us with joy. Focus on what you have (salvation) instead of what you lack.

In this you greatly rejoice ‘this’ is referring to all not salvation v5 only. Concord of the Greek word ‘this’. Joy over salvation just cannot be kept quiet, great rejoicing. Lk146-47 Ac1634

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8. Contentment  is Hope

Hope is a product of faith ;and helps our faith It is badly needed today, Ephesians 2:12.

Focus On The Good Things In Life.

If you're feeling down, try thinking about something good that happened recently. Or, if you're having trouble sleeping, think about how much sleep you got last night. These simple exercises will help you refocus on the positive things in your life.

Drug usage, depression, people willing to believe just about any religious ideas; are all signs of how much hope is needed. People with hope standout, 1 Peter 3:15.

Our hope is not in a new car, more clothes, just having a good time, or other physical things.

Our hope is in heaven, Colossians 1:5.

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.

In addition to taking care of yourself physically, take some time out to do what makes you happy. This might mean spending more time with family and friends, reading a book, listening to music, or even just relaxing at home.

Because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel.

Our hope is alive, 1 Peter 1:3.

If you feel good about yourself, you'll naturally feel better about everything else. So make sure you spend time doing things they magnify God. Think about things above.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

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