A Prisoner’s Pardon Podcast
EPISODE NOTES # 14
Date: August 9, 2021
Are you tired of hearing about COVID-19, masks, the Delta variant, and lock downs? Are you afraid or have anxiety due to the recent weather events, riots and protests? Are you just plain afraid due to all the changes and the uncertainness of the future?
TITLE: The importance of Christian Contentment
Book: The Power of Christian Contentment by Andrew M. Davis
Topics – The secret, how to find it, the value, and keeping it.
Paul’s assertion in Phil 4:12 “In any and all circumstances I have learned to be content.”
Point 1: What is this contentment? Reference: Galatians 5:22-23, Matthew 5:1-12
- Fruit of the spirit despite the circumstances
Point 2: Impossible to please God Reference: Hebrews 11:6
- God wants you to succeed
- God wants you to mature
- God wants you to be free
Point 3: This is our inheritance Reference: Ephesians 1:11
One of the main strategies of the enemy is to take away your contentment. This is your center point, your spiritual grounding in Christ. It is your inner wellbeing. Without Christian contentment you will be unbalanced and unable to live as God would have you to live.
Meditation Verses: Philippians 4:8-9
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
- Phil 4:12 - In any and all circumstances I have learned to be content
- Phil 4:8-9 – See above reference
- Heb 11:6 – And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
- Ephesians 1:11 – in him we have obtained an inheritance
In the end - Keep your freedom from spiritual prison: CONFESS, ASK FORGIVENESS, and REPENT
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Rev 12:11 And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.
Spiritual Armor: Helmet of Salvation
Spiritual Attitude: Poor in Spirit
Fruit of Spirit: Peace
Kingdom Princess Pen
Battling the Kingdom of Darkness and sin with her pen.