Many Christians struggle to find contentment, pursuing favorable circumstance as the ultimate solution. How is it that 21 men were content to go the way of John the Baptist in order to honor Christ Jesus as Lord? Can we find contentment no matter our circumstance? How can we live with ourselves as American Christians while our brothers are beheaded for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? How does a person content in Christ respond to ISIS?

27 Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28 and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. 29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 30 engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Php 1:27–30). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

One thought on “Finding Contentment: A Manner of Life Worthy of the Gospel and how that defeats ISIS

  1. Reblogged this on COVENANT HEIRS and commented:
    Brian Haynes challenges Christians to live a life of genuine faith in Christ–a faith that will boldly and unashamedly proclaim the Gospel to our sphere of influence. Take time to listen (44 mins.); I believe it will encourage you to live a life worthy of Christ. When we, as parents and grandparents, are living fully to please God, our children and grandchildren will see Jesus in us, which is the key to transferring a firm faith to the next generation. Jeff and I are leading a parent group at our church and are using Brian Haynes’ book, The Legacy Path. This book is a great resource that helps equip parents become the primary spiritual teachers in their homes. I highly recommend this book to parents and grandparents.


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