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Trusting God Completely | Margin KC

A church operating in financial peace –

  • Know the secret of contentment

  • Saves money consistently

  • Recognizes God’s ownership

  • Embraces its God-given mission

  • Commits to lifelong generosity

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What is Contentment?

Contentment is nothing more than ‘soul rest’. It is satisfaction, peace, assurance and a sense of well-being that is cultivated by pursuing the right things. Instead of more power, more money, more pleasure, and more control…we seek an abundance of grace and peace.

Authentic Faith, Gary Thomas

Contentment is when you are at rest, inside, right now, as things are.

I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.  I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:10-13

Two Characteristics of Contentment :

1. Contentment means trusting God, not Visa

In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.

Proverbs 21:20

2. Contentment means being thankful for what you have

  • Don’t put your joy in your stuff

  • Put your stuff in your joy

  • Put your joy in knowing Christ

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

1 Timothy 6:17

When Insiders Get in the Way | Tim Harlow

You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?

Matthew 23:33

Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people's faces.

Matthew 23:13

On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. And as he taught them, he said, ‘Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’ The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.

Mark 11:15-18

Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.

Mark 11:11

…zeal for your house consumes me…

Psalm 69:9

For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in him would not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved.

John 3:16-17

When Others Say "No Way!" | Randy Frazee

2 Corinthians 4:1-7; Judges 7

We do not deserve to be a part of such a ministry as this. (2 Corinthians 4:1)

“Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.” (2 Corinthians 4:1)

We are frail jars of clay that God deposits his presence into. (2 Corinthians 4:7)

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay...” (2 Corinthians 4:7a)

When powerful things happen in our lives, or through our lives, others shake their head and say – “there’s no way.”

“to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” (2 Corinthians 4:7b)

When the Midianites thought of the Israelite’s that they bullied for seven years they said, “No Way” but the Israelites said, “Yahweh”

He returned to the camp of Israel, and said, “Arise, for the LORD has delivered the camp of Midian into your hand.” 16 Then he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet into every man’s hand, with empty pitchers, and torches inside the pitchers. 17 And he said to them, “Look at me and do likewise; watch, and when I come to the edge of the camp you shall do as I do: 18 When I blow the trumpet, I and all who are with me, then you also blow the trumpets on every side of the whole camp, and say, ‘The sword of the Yahweh and of Gideon!’ ” (Judges 7:15-18)

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