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The secret of contentment.

Series: Good News! | Week 5: Press On

Philippians 4:10-13
“How I praise the Lord that you are concerned about me again. I know you have always been concerned for me, but you didn’t have the chance to help me. Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”

Discover
1. How is Paul’s partnership with the Philippian church (mentioned first in 1:3-5) reintroduced here? What are the many ways they seem to be partnering together?
2. Through all the many trials Paul has faced in his life, what has he learned?
3. Philippians 4:13 is an oft-quoted verse. Do you see it differently in light of its context with the rest of the chapter here?

Respond
1. How does your view of contentment compare to Paul’s? Ask God to help you grow in this area of your life, knowing true contentment is possible through the strength we have in Christ.
2. Pray and ask God how He might have you partner with those who minister to you. How can you reach out and show concern out of a heart of love for them?

For Further Reading: More on this Secret of Being Content

For Families with Kids at Home
Today, lead your family in what it looks like to live a life of contentment. This is a constant struggle for kids and one of the best ways they will learn how to be content, is by your example.

Good News!