Are you ready for a new Bible study? Starting January 10th, 2023, I’ll be leading a Bible study called “Contentment.” This is a Bible study that was put together by The Good Book Company. They have some great resources. You can snag a copy from Amazon for under 5 bucks if you want to follow along.
I will be posting video lessons each Tuesday after I lead the ladies Bible study at my church. If you’re local you can join us Sunday mornings at 9:15 for Sunday school with Beverly, and/or on Tuesdays at lunch (noon), when I’ll be leading it.
We decided in 2022 to teach the same material on Sundays and Tuesdays and it’s been great. For this study, we’ll have two separate teachers, so you know it won’t be the same lesson twice, even if it is over the same material. So, you’re welcome to come to one or both, or just follow along online.
Contentment Bible Study
Have you ever studied contentment?
I haven’t which is why I am so excited about this study.
In Philippians 4, Paul wrote that he had learned to be content in whatever situation he was in (vs 11). I haven’t learned that. I don’t know that I will ever master contentment this side of heaven, but taking 6 weeks to study contentment is surely a step in the right direction.
Here’s what Amazon has to say about this study:
We all know what it is to feel discontented with our lives with what we have, how much we can get, what we do, who we live with, how we are and what the future promises.
The constant hunger for something more may seem like the aches and pains of growing old something that we must just put up with in this far-from-perfect world. But the Bible shows that discontent is the symptom of a lethal disease that will kill us if we do not find a cure. It was discontent that first led humans into rebellion against God, with the catastrophic consequences that have followed from that decision.
Yet Jesus Christ promises that anyone who believes in Him will never again hunger or thirst. The apostle Paul was able to say that he had learned the secret of being content in any and every situation in need or in plenty. Discontent is a problem of our hearts not our circumstances. This Good Book Guide can help us to understand why we become discontented, how Jesus Christ alone can help us, and on a practical level, how Christian living can bring the treasure of contentment to our daily lives.
In addition to the study guide by Anne Woodcock, I’m also reading a few books about contentment to help me prepare for this study.
- Chasing Contentment by Erik Raymond
- If Only by Jennie Pollock
- The Power of Christian Contentment by Andrew M. Davis
Have you read any other books about contentment that you would recommend? I’d love to hear your recommendations in the comments below.
Will You Join Us?
Will you join us for this new Bible study? Let me know in the comments below! If you already have a Bible study for the new year picked out, I’d love to hear about what you’re studying.