The Joy of<br>Being Content

Learning to smile with what you have.

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Overview

We have more, but enjoy less. No matter how hard we work or how much money we accumulate, on the whole we are not happier. Why is that? Somewhere along the line we have entertained the notion that we are entitled to more. Thoughts like this make us discontent.

Can contentment be learned? What prevents us from being thankful for what we have? Ultimately who is to blame when we are discontent? We will discuss these questions in this study.

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Exodus 16:1118; 2 Samuel 11:24; Psalm 84:11, 145:15; John 21:1722; 2 Corinthians 12:10; Philippians 4:1113; 1Timothy 6:8

LEADER'S GUIDE

    • Identify the Current Issue

    • Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: Contentment is a choice.
Teaching point two: Comparisons ruin contentment.
Teaching point three: Greed is the opposite of contentment.
Teaching point four: Contentment only comes if we believe God has our best in mind.
    • Apply Your Findings

    • Additional Resources

ARTICLE FROM TODAY'S CHRISTIAN WOMAN

    • Seeing Green, by Nancy Beach (September/October 1999, 12 printed pages)

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