NOVEMBER 18, 2018
SERMON TITLE: HOW TO CULTIVATE CONTENTMENT
SERMON THEME: A RESTLESS HEART
SERMON TEXT: ECCLESIATES 2:10-11; LUKE 12:15

 

INTRODUCTION: TRUE HAPPINESS IS NOT FOUND IN HAVING WHAT YOU WANT. TRUE HAPPINESS IS FOUND IN WHAT YOU HAVE.
LUKE 12:15, EXODUS 20:17

 

I) THE STRUGGLE WITH DISCONTENTMENT
I TIMOTHY 6:6-9, ECCLESIASTES 2:10-11

 

 

II)  FOUR KEYS TO CULTIVATING CONTENTMENT
PHILIPPIANS 4:11-13, HEBREWS 13:5-6, I THESSALONIANS 5:18, PROVERBS 15:13

1)  STAY POSITIVE

2)  LET YOUR YES BE YES

3)  DEVELOP A GRATEFUL HEART

4)  SEEK TRUE SATISFACTION

 

III)  HOW TO KEEP IT SIMPLE
MATTHEW 6:33-34, PROVERBS 11:24, JOHN 15:16

1)  SET A GOAL TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION

2)  ASK YOURSELF: DO I REALLY NEED THIS?

3)  MAKE WISE PURCHASES THAT LAST

4)  SEEK ENTERTAINMENT THAT IS SIMPLE AND ENRICHING

5)  WHAT CHANGES CAN I MAKE?

 

CONCLUSION: THE POWER OF SELF-CONTROL.
TITUS 2:11-12