True happiness comes from contentment.
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As Christians, we know better: true happiness will never consist of things. Contentment will never be found through satisfying the desires of this life. But a culture that begs us to buy, buy, buy in an effort to make ourselves “better” does not leave us better off in any real sense—or ultimately satisfied. This study will discuss what’s wrong with this picture.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 90:14–17; 103; Proverbs 15:16–17; 16:8; Ecclesiastes 4:6; Isaiah 55:1–2, 6; Matthew 6:25–34; Romans 8:5–6; Philippians 4:10–13; 1 Timothy 6:6–11; Hebrews 13:5–6; James 5:1–8
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
Teaching point one: Scripture clearly defines contentment.
Teaching point two: We will experience discontent.
Teaching point three: We don't need "riches" to be content.
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
Happy Meal Spirituality, by John Ortberg (May 1993)
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