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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Christian Living Bible Study
True happiness comes from contentment.
As Christians, we know better: true happiness will never consist of things. Contentment will never be found through satisfying the desires of this life. But a culture that begs us to buy, buy, buy in an effort to make ourselves better does not leave us better off in any real sense or ultimately satisfied. This study will discuss what s wrong with this picture.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 90:14 17; 103; Proverbs 15:16 17; 16:8; Ecclesiastes 4:6; Isaiah 55:1 2, 6; Matthew 6:25 34;
Romans 8:5 6; Philippians 4:10 13; 1 Timothy 6:6 11; Hebrews 13:5 6
How has conspicuous consumption become a kind of addiction?
Why does being made in the image of God tell us that we are not meant to be primarily consumers?
Psalm 90:14 17:
What are the several things the psalmist mentions that satisfy?
Romans 8:5 6:
What is the difference between people who live by the dictates of their natural (sinful) natures and those who live by the Spirit?
Sample application questions:
What are some things you feel you could not live without?
How can we set good examples for others particularly for our children?
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
Happy Meal Spirituality, by John Ortberg (1993)
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