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Firstworldproblems - Week 1

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October 02, 2011

Firstworldproblems - Week 1

More stuff doesn't equal more happiness. Less stuff doesn't equal more happiness. So what makes you more happy? You can listen to the podcast here: http://actionchurch.com/?p=6287



October 02, 2011



  2. Dual Comfort Zone

  3. FirstWorldProblems are PROBLEMS REAL

  4. MORE STUFF More Happiness = /

  5. 6 Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.

    7 After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. 8 So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. 9 But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6:6-10
  6. Contentment [kuh’n-tent-muh’nt] The state of being content. Satisfied. Ease of

    mind. Synonyms: see Happiness.
  7. we can’t take anything with us when we leave it

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  8. LESS STUFF More Happiness = ?

  9. ZERO Comfort Zones

  10. LESS STUFF More Happiness = /

  11. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us

    be content. -Paul 1 Timothy 6:9 “ ”
  12. Enough?

  13. 7 O God, I beg two favors from you; let

    me have them before I die. 8 First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. 9 For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name. - King Solomon (Proverbs 30:7-9)
  14. ENOUGH Having to steal ENOUGH Forgetting GOD -- --

  15. 21 All of King Solomon’s drinking cups were solid gold,

    as were all the utensils in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon. They were not made of silver, for silver was considered worthless in Solomon’s day! 22 The king had a fleet of trading ships that sailed with Hiram’s fleet. Once every three years the ships returned, loaded with gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks. 23 So King Solomon became richer and wiser than any other king on earth. 24 People from every nation came to consult him and to hear the wisdom God had given him. 1 Kings 10:21-24
  16. 25 Year after year everyone who visited brought him gifts

    of silver and gold, clothing, weapons, spices, horses, and mules. 26 Solomon built up a huge force of chariots and horses. He had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horses. He stationed some of them in the chariot cities and some near him in Jerusalem. 27 The king made silver as plentiful in Jerusalem as stone. And valuable cedar timber was as common as the sycamore-fig trees that grow in the foothills of Judah. 1 Kings 10:21-22
  17. Enough Is a hard quantIty to define...

  18. 11 Not that I was ever in need, for I

    have learned how to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. 13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. -Paul Philippians 4:11-13
  19. “For I have LEARNED how to be coNtent”

  20. The Secret

  21. MORE STUFF More Happiness = / LESS STUFF nor

  22. More Happiness = More Contentment

  23. Contentment= TrustIng God that WHATEVER I HAVE IS ENOUGH

  24. love God love people take action