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Philippians 4.10-19

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Grace Bible Chapel

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Message #37 in Philippians

Philippians 4:10-19

The Secret of Contentment

     I.    Introduction

            A.   Philippians 2:14

            B.   Jeremiah Burroughs

    II.    Standing firm

            A.   Through harmony

            B.   Through right living

            C.   Through a godly mind

   III.    The secret of contentment (4:10-19)

            A.   The confidence of contentment (4:10)

                  1.    Paul’s joy                

                  2.    The Corinthians concern

            B.   The schoolhouse for contentment (4:11-12)

                  1.    Meanings of learned

                  2.    Meaning of contentment

                  3.    Acts 14:19; 16:22-25; 17:13

                  4.    2 Corinthians 6:4-10; 11:23-28; 12:1-10

            C.   The strength for contentment (4:13)

                  1.    John 15:5; 7

                  2.    Ephesians 5:18-21; Colossians 3:16-17

                  3.    Romans 8:28

            D.   The attitude of contentment (4:14-18)

                  1.    Consideration of others (4:14-17)

                         a.    The need for others (4:14-16)

                         b.    The profit for others (4:17)

                  2.    Acknowledgement of others (4:18)

                         a.    Thankfulness to others

                         b.    Sacrifice of others

                                1)    Ephesians 5:2

                                2)    Romans 12:1

                                3)    2 Corinthians 8:1-5

            E.   The supply for contentment (4:19)

  IV.    Conclusions and applications

            A.   For the unbeliever (Isaiah 48:22; 64:6)

            B.   John 4:10; Ephesians 2:8; 2 Corinthian 9:15

            C.   “Day By Day”

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