Code #2 - Pressing into Contentment (Philippians 4:10-13)
Gearl Spicer, November 17, 2019
Part of the Crack the Generosity Code - Discovering the Secret series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
10But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. 11Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (KJV)
Crack the Generosity Code - Discovering the Secret
Pressing into Contentment
How content are you?
Generosity—Motivating force of grace that compels us to bless others-
*Better is a little with fear of the Lord than great treasure and turmoil with it.
*Make sure your character is free of the love of money, being content with
what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever
forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
*Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever
circumstances I am. Philippians 4:11
Principle—-God places people and His causes in our lives! As we press in
We will discover how generosity and contentment work together.
I. Never stop planting—v.10
A. Genuine concern
B. Renewed opportunity
II. Accept His provision—v.11
A. Be careful what you want
B. Recognize unique circumstances
III. Live in the secret—v.12
IV. Access His supernatural power—v.13
A. Power from above
B. Supernatural strength
Will you surrender all expectations?