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Learning to be Content (Philippians 4:4-13)

Tom RestonTom Reston, May 17, 2020
Part of the Guest Speakers series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Is there a secret to being content? Paul knew because he spent a lot of his time writing letters to the New Testament churches so that they would know how. So let's look at the principle he urged them to live by and we will see that it is also meant for us today.

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About Tom Reston: After taking early retirement from the BBC, Tom became the full-time Pastor of South Tenerife Christian Fellowship for ten years. Tom is a member of DEC has since taken on the role of Itinerant Preacher travelling with his wife Eileen.
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Philippians 4:4-13

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (ESV)

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