How to be Content | PART 1 | Philippians 4:10-13

Gathering Question: 

What is one way you have seen God move in your life this week?

Gathering Prayer. 

Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive to Your voice as we work through this study. In the name of Jesus, Your Son, we pray, Amen. 

Opening Questions

  • What stood out to you in the sermon? 
  • What insights did you gain? 
  • What questions did it raise?

Philippians 4:10-13

  • How do you define the word ‘contentment’? 
  • Considering what we know about Paul (difficult life and driven personality), contentment cannot be easy for him. How do you think he learned (v11) over the years? 
  • The secret to contentment is Philippians 4:13,  “I can do all this through him  who gives me strength.” How would you rephrase this into your own words? 

Philippians 3:7-14

  • The secret to contentment is the supremacy of Jesus. What stands out to you from this reading in Philippians 3 about the supremacy of Jesus?
  • Reflect on Paul’s ambition for his life in 3:10 “I want to know Christ.” What does this mean in practical day-to-day terms? 

Acts 20:35 “…the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” 

  • The way of the world is to get more than we give. How does this lead to the cycle of discontentment? How have you experienced this cycle?
  • To follow the way of Jesus is going to require us to swim upstream against culture. What are some practices we can engage in to help us grow into the way of Jesus and giving? 

Closing Prayer: