“Learning to Be Content” this Sunday… Plus a new sermon series starting on Mother’s Day

April 29, 2010

This Sunday, May 2, I’m preaching a sermon entitled, “Learning to Be Content.” The text is Philippians 4:10-13, which includes Paul’s words, “I have learned to be content with whatever I have.” Can you imagine such a thing? I can imagine it—and even experience it, however fleetingly—but I am still in the learning process, believe me!

What was the secret to Paul’s contentment? What is it about being a Christian that ought to make us feel content and at peace? If there’s some secret to it, let’s try to figure it out this Sunday.

Beginning on Mother’s Day, May 9, and lasting—appropriately enough—through Father’s Day, June 20, is a 7-part sermon series on families in the Bible. Each week, we’ll focus on a different family relationship, with special music related to these themes and a video montage of church members talking about their families.

The scripture and themes are listed below:

May 9: Mothers and Sons. Genesis 25:19-2827:1-17, 41-45. We’ll focus on Rebekah and her relationship with Jacob.

May 16: Sisters. Luke 10:38-42. Mary and Martha.

May 23: Brothers. Genesis 33:1-17. Jacob and Esau.

May 30: Husbands and Wives. Genesis 2:18-25. Adam and Eve.

June 6: God’s Family. Mark 3:31-35. “Who are my mother and my brothers?”

June 13: Mothers and Daughters. The Book of Ruth. Naomi and Ruth—technically in-laws, but you get the point. (Larisa will preach a narrative sermon.)

June 20: Fathers and Sons. Luke 15:11-32. The prodigal son, his father, and his older brother.

4 Responses to ““Learning to Be Content” this Sunday… Plus a new sermon series starting on Mother’s Day”

  1. Brian Sassaman Says:

    not entirely the same thing, but your sermon on contentment reminded me of this contemporary country song, Lucky Man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpGkaPZinms

  2. Brian Sassaman Says:

    oh and this one from Johnny Cash, Country Cash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vanWYvRv74

  3. Brian Sassaman Says:

    that’s Country Trash. 😉

  4. brentwhite Says:

    Thanks, Brian. I’ve never heard that Johnny Cash song. I have a compilation of his Sun Records stuff, the Folsom Prison album, and the first American Recordings. Pretty limited.

    The only “Lucky Man” I know is this one:


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