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Contentment

Contentment

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Published by Lisa Schultz
Christian guide to contentment
Christian guide to contentment

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Published by: Lisa Schultz on Mar 09, 2013
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by Jeremiah Burroughs
 
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Contents
1. CHRISTIAN CONTENTMENT DESCRIBED - 7
I. It is inwardII. It is quiet, What this is not opposed to, What it is opposed toIII. It is a frame of spiritIV. It is a gracious frameV. It freely submits to God's disposalVI. It submits to God's disposalVIII. It submits and takes please in God's disposalIX. It does this in every condition
2. THE MYSTERY OF CONTENTMENT - 23
I. A Christian is content, yet unsatisfiedII. He comes to contentment by subtractionIII. By adding another burden to himself IV. By changing the affliction into something elseV. By doing the work of his circumstancesVI. By melting his will into God's willVIII. He lives on the dew of God's blessingIX. He sees God's love in afflictionsX. His afflictions are sanctified in ChristXI. He gets strength from ChristXII. He makes up his wants in GodXIII. He gets contentment from the Covenant, He supplies wants by what hefinds in himself. He gets supply from the Covenant1 . The Covenant in general
 
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2 . Particular promises in the CovenantXIV. He realizes the things of HeavenXV. He opens his heart to God
3. HOW CHRIST TEACHES CONTENTMENT - 51
I. The lesson of self-denialII. The vanity of the creatureIII. To know the one thing needfulIV. To know one's relation to the worldV. Wherein the good of the creature isVI. The knowledge of one's own heartVII. The burden of a prosperous conditionVIII. The evil of being given up to one's heart desiresIX. The right knowledge of God's providence
4. THE EXCELLENCE OF CONTENTMENT - 71
I. By it we give God his due worshipII. In it is much exercise of graceIII. The soul is fitted to receive mercyIV. It is fitted to do serviceV. It delivers from temptationsVI. It brings abundant comfortsVII. It gets the comfort of things not possessedVIII. It is a great blessing on the soulIX. A contented man may expect rewardX. By it the soul comes nearest the excellence of God

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