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Abundance and Contentment

Philippians 4:10-13

Stephen Johns

on 17 March 2013

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Transcript of Abundance and Contentment

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Contentment Philippians 4:10-13 The Threat of Abundance The primary threat of abundance lies in its power to deceive. The Path of Contentment Abundance deceives us by telling us that contentment is about earthly treasure and not heavenly treasure. The rich young ruler:
Matthew 19:16-30, Mark 10:17-31, Luke 18:18-25 Abundance deceives us by telling us that we are satisfied in God when in fact we are satisfied in our possessions. Laodicea: Revelation 3:14-19 Abundance deceives us by telling us that our goods are ours for our approval from others. Ananias and Sapphira: Acts 5:1-10 Satisfied in Christ Humbly Rest in His Providence Humbly Rest in the Mystery of God Rightly Steward Our Abundance The Shrewd Steward Luke 16:1-13 Steward your abundance for eternal blessing Truth #1 Lost people often do a better job of stewarding their resources for here than Christians do of stewarding their resources for Heaven Lukle 16:8b "For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light." Truth #2 Maximize your resources for heavenly benefit Luke 16:9 "And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings." Truth #3 Truth #4 The stewarding of resources here had direct impact on Heavenly stewardship. Luke 16:10 ""One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much." Believers who do not use their resources here for Heavenly gain are demonstrating both foolishness and idolatry. Time, money, posessions, talents, experience, and gifting
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