Watch the opening video:
Listen to the message:
Here is the kids’ page: kids enough
Here is the worksheet to apply the message: content handout
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company…a church….a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.”
― Charles Swindoll https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5139.Charles_R_Swindoll
Slides from the sermon are here.
It seems that our world today is full of comparisons and advertising. When we see what other people have, we become envious. When we see all that there is to buy and have, we want more. But is there another way? Is there a way that would lead to peace of mind?
To move away from comparisons and envy, we need to develop contentment.
Three Ways to Build Contentment:
1-Expose any discontent.
A Bible reading plan is available to follow up on our teaching today. It can be found at https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/1856-struggles.
Or if you have the BIBLE app on your phone (it’s just called “Bible” and it is from life.church), you can search in “plans” for “Liking Jesus” and have your devotional plan on your phone.
Our current series #struggles is adapted from free resources from Life.Church and is used by permission.