THE SECRET TO FACING ALL THINGS WITH JOY: Philippians 4:10-13


OUTLINE

I. SINFUL DISCONTENTMENT IS A COMMON DISGRACE

II. CHRISTIAN CONTENTMENT IS A RARE JEWEL (v.11c)

III. CHRISTIAN CONTENTMENT IS A DIVINE ART TO BE LEARNED (v.11b-12)

IV. THE SECRET TO LEARNING AND PRACTICING CHRISTIAN CONTENTMENT: GET STRENGTH FROM CHRIST (v.13)

DISCUSSION

1. Read verse 10. Why did Paul “[rejoice] in the Lord greatly”? What exactly is he referring to?

2. In verse 11, what is Paul quick to clarify? What does it mean “to be content”? Are you content in whatever situation? How can you grow in Christian contentment?

3. Read verse 12. What does Paul know how to do? What do each of these mean? What is he getting at?

4. According to verse 13, what is “the secret of facing” all the things mentioned in verse 12? What exactly does Paul mean? What does he not mean?

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We are a cooperating member of The Southern Baptist Convention. We confess the 1689 second london baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the reformationas well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.