Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary

16 Feb 2013

Equip and Encourage


Dave Doran talks about his recent sermon series on contentment, specifically addressing why it is an important subject for the church to think through in our culture.

Topics covered in the talk:

0:24 Reasons for preaching on the topic of contentment

1:57 Cultural discontentment revealed in response of sports fans

3:17 Problems in the church rooted in lack of contentment (e.g. debt)

5:07 Positive response by church members about the impact of subject of contentment

7:32 1 Tim 6:3-10 and importance of contentment in the life of a believer

8:50 Protection in being content in God, rather than stuff offered in this world

9:21 Contentment is critical aspect to our testimony in the community (Phil 2:14-16)

9:59 Lessons Dave learned through preaching on contentment

11:11 Keys to Contentment: View resources as key to do God’s will, not our agenda (2 Cor 9:8)

11:47 Be willing to live as if the power and purposes of Christ are worth more than my comfort (2 Cor 12:10)

13:19 Weakness of contemporary church: failure to adorn the gospel through contentment (Titus 2:10)

14:18 Contemporary example: the way many Evangelicals have responded to the issue involving Louie Giglio and the inauguration prayer

For more talks like this one, view the Equip and Encourage Vimeo album.