On Contentment   (Lesson 70~ An Overview... Contentment vs Covetousness) Phil 4:11-13 ppt         (watch the ppt     hear the lesson    read the takeaway)

 Realizing that God has already provided everything I need for my present happiness.   1 Timothy 6:8  "And having food and raiment, let us be therewith content."

Thoughts on Lesson 71~ Contentment lesson 1... Valuing God-given relationships more than earthy possessions.

 2 Cor. 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which

   are not seen are eternal.                                                                                                                                                                   (watch the ppt     hear the lesson    read the takeaway)

Thoughts on Lesson 72~ Contentment lesson 2... Realizing I am indestructible until my work is done. ~ no audio due to technical problems

 Ps. 31:14-15a  But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.  My times are in thy hand...                                       (watch the ppt     hear the lesson    read the takeaway)

                                                                                                                                   additional ppt of Jerusalem to go along with the regular ppt                additional timeline information

Thoughts on Lesson 73~ Contentment lesson 3... Avoiding the bondage of personal expectations.   (watch the ppt   hear the lesson   read the takeaway)

 Ps. 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. 

Thoughts on Lesson 74~ Contentment lesson 4... Rejoicing in the way God designed me.           (watch the ppt   hear the lesson  read the takeaway)

  Ps. 139:14  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 

 

On Gratefulness   (Lesson 75~ An Overview... Gratefulness vs Unthankfulness)                         (watch the ppt     hear the lesson    read the takeaway)

 Making known to God & others in what ways they have benefited my life.  Matthew 10:8  ...Freely you have received, freely give..." Due to a computer breakdown, there is no ppt for lessons 1-4.     

Thoughts on Lesson 76~ Gratefulness lesson 1... Using gifts to help others honor the ways of God. (watch the ppt     hear the lesson    read the takeaway)

 Psalm 26:7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.               

Thoughts on Lesson 77~ Gratefulness lesson 2... Paying my debt of love out of the firstfruits of all my increase.

 Proverbs 3:9-10  Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall

   burst out with new wine.                 Due to a computer breakdown, there is no ppt or audio for this lesson.                                (watch the ppt     hear the lesson    read the takeaway)

Thoughts on Lesson 78~ Gratefulness lesson 3... Multiplying the ministry of those who have given to me.

 2 Cor 9:8  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work

                 an extra piece on at least 22 trees that can sweetness to your life...                 interesting sermon from a London pastor on our Bible person                     (watch the ppt    hear the lesson    read the takeaway)

 Thoughts on Lesson 79~ Gratefulness lesson 4... Accepting difficulties as part of God's loving provision.  

  Heb 12:5-6  And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.  (watch the ppt   hear the lesson  read the takeaway)

 

 

"Look to Creation!"developing Christian character Job 12:7-8 But ask now the beasts, & they shall teach thee...  continued...

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