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The secret of contentment

William B. Barcley

The secret of contentment

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Published by P&R Pub. in Phillipsburg, N.J .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementWilliam B. Barcley
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBV4647.C7 B27 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24524837M
ISBN 109781596381919
LC Control Number2010034069
OCLC/WorldCa656556661


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The secret of contentment by William B. Barcley Download PDF EPUB FB2

Contentment must be Based in the writings of Jeremiah Burroughs and Thomas Watson, he presents afresh these great Puritans meditations on contentment for a modern audience.

Above all, he seeks the wisdom of Paul, who declared that he had found the mystery or the secret of being content/5. The Secret of Contentment guides us through the Bible to find how we can be content by faith, in every circumstance and relationship, with who we are, and without worrying.

It shows us what to do with the what ifs, if onlys, and whys of life/5(7). The Secret of Contentment book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Contentment is feeling or manifesting satisfaction with one's p 5/5.

He is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist and most recently Coronavirus and Christ. The God over Viruses John Piper   Thankfully, an excellent new resource that displays all of these characteristics is available: Dr.

Bill Barcley’s excellent book The Secret of Contentment (Presbyterian and Reformed, ). Barcley repeatedly acknowledges his deep dependence on two Puritan classics on this subject: Jeremiah Burroughs The Rare Jewel of Christian Author: Carl Robbins.

The secret to contentment is not self-sufficiency, but Christ-sufficiency. The strength I need does not come from within but from without. When I am weak, then I am strong. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. That’s the third step to learning the secret of contentment.

He had lots and lots of practice in less than contented places. His secret was not positive thinking. No, Paul’s secret of contentment was the knowledge that he “can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Phil ). He could endure the beatings, the hunger, the cold, and the time in prison, because Christ would strengthen him.

In approximately 60 AD, a man under house arrest, bound by chains to a Roman soldier, wrote the following: "I have learned the secret of contentment, whatever my circumstances." In another letter he wrote: "As you read you will understand my insight into the mystery of Christ." It is this secret, this mystery that we explore in this book/5(20).

In The Secret of Contentment, William Barcley, explores 9 ways to think about making contentment part of your life. He uses key concepts from the classic text on the subject, Jeremiah Burroughs's The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment.

Rediscover the peace and joy that contentment brings in our age of 'never enough.'Brand: P & R Publishing. William Barcley addresses the heart of the matter — the discontent that lies within.

Based in the writings of Jeremiah Burroughs and Thomas Watson, he presents afresh these great Puritans’ meditations on contentment for a modern audience. Above all, he seeks the wisdom of Paul, who declared that he had found the “mystery” or the “secret” of being content.

Contentment must be learned, and Barcley reveals the secret, calling us to a contentment that comes from knowing God and delighting in his sovereign goodness and fatherly care.

Endorsements "Planted in Philippians and watered with Puritan wisdom, this handbook on cultivating contentment unlocks one of the secrets of spiritual health and happiness.

Burroughs states, “A soul that is capable of God can be filled with nothing else but God.” This, ultimately, is the “secret of contentment”: to know Christ but to press on to know Him more in all areas of life.

When we know Him and press on to know Him better, we become like Him. In Contentment: The Secret to a Lasting Calm, author Richard Swenson explores the concept of choosing to be content no matter what the circumstanceswhat that really means, what it looks like in practice, how it conflicts with modern values, and how to put it into practice.4/5.

When I think of contentment, I generally picture curling up in a comfortable chair by a crackling fireplace, enjoying a good book while sipping a lovely cup of tea.

In other words, I picture doing exactly what I want to do, free from care and responsibility. Happiness and comfort and satiation are often used as synonyms for contentment.

The Secret of Contentment - Kindle edition by Barcley, William B. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Secret of Contentment/5(16).

The Secret of Contentment guides us through the Bible to find how we can be content by faith, in every circumstance and relationship, with who we are, and without worrying. It shows us what to do with the "what ifs," "if onlys," and "whys" of life.

Everything in life creates opportunities for contentment–or discontentment. Your family and friendships. The career path you’re on. The money you make. The vacations you take. Your physical health, o. Contentment is an essential Christian virtue but, especially in this age, it is one we often lack.

William Barcley simplifies and restructures classic Puritan literature into accessible language to reveal the secret of being : $   Contentment is one of the most difficult Christian virtues to attain.

Almost four hundred years ago, Jeremiah Burroughs referred to the "rare jewel" of Christian contentment. It is safe to say that contentment is no more common in our day than it was in Burroughs'. Yet, it remains one of the most crucial virtues. A contented Christian is the one who best knows God's sovereignty and rests in : Nathan W.

Bingham. We tend to think contentment in Christ is hardest when life is hard, and easier when life is more comfortable, but reality says the opposite. New Book from John Piper: Look at the Book The Secret of Christ-Exalting Contentment Philippians –13, Part 5 April 4, Close. John Piper @JohnPiper.

John Piper is founder and teacher of. Contentment must be learned, and Barcley reveals the secret, calling us to a contentment that comes from knowing God and delighting in his sovereign goodness and fatherly care. Table of Contents: Part 1: Pursing Contentment.

Thousands of Christians have learned the secret of contentment and joy in trial. Some of the happiest Christians I have met have been lifelong sufferers. They have had every reason to sigh and complain, being denied so many privileges and pleasures that they see others enjoy, yet they have found greater cause for gratitude and joy than many who.

Eighteen months ago, I finally cracked open a book that would largely reorient my view of the Christian life – Jeremiah Burroughs’ The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (Banner of Truth, ).

Burroughs’ printed sermons on Philippians 4 helpfully illuminated areas in which my heart was sinfully murmuring with discontentment, and equipped me with knee-strengthening truths which have.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 22 cm: Contents: The nature of Christian contentment --The necessity of Christian contentment --The dangers of a murmuring, discontented spirit --The contentment of the discontented Christian --Finding contentment in the midst of affliction --The mathematics of contentment --The contentment of.

AGAIN I SAY REJOICE. THE SECRET OF CONTENTMENT. PHILIPPIANS INTRODUCTION - A few weeks ago when we were discussing how to pursue the prize of Christian maturity I quoted Dr. Warren Wiersbe as writing that “A divine Author: Matthew Grise.

The book is divided up into 2 parts: 1) Pursuing Contentment and 2) The Mystery of Contentment. Mr Barcley uses the book of Philippians as the basis for his comments recognising that the temptation to be discontent is everywhere as part of the bombardment of things thrown at /5(13).

In these verses, Paul names three wonderful spiritual resources that make us adequate and give us contentment. In Part 1, we saw the first resource: the overruling providence of God. Today, we will look at the next two spiritual resources. The Unfailing Power of God (Phil.

–13) Not that I speak from want, for I. Contentment is discovering the sufficiency within yourself so that you have all that you need within yourself.

2) Not only is there a secret of contentment, but it is a secret that must be learned. I was afraid you were going to say that. Notice, Paul didn’t say, I have heard the secret, or somebody told me the secret.

Books shelved as contentment: Perfect Square by Michael Hall, Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah. Now Reading: Contentment: The Secret of Happiness Prev.

The Forgotten Church: 5 Reasons to Pray for the Souls in Purgatory. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and.

As our key verse points out, Paul knew the secret of finding contentment. " for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." Take note that Paul wrote these words in a high stress situation as he sat in jail awaiting a verdict for a crime he didn't commit.

I don't know if I could find contentment if I were in his sandals. In other words, Philippians is the secret for both the contentment of –12 and the glorification of Christ in “I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” ().

Experiencing Christ as more valuable and more satisfying than anything in this world is the secret of contentment in. “Excellent book for group discussion” A very challenging book with much food for thought.

Our faith our God should always be first in our lives but as a group of women discussing the chapters together we realise that God doesn't always take precedence all of the time.

Contentment will develop the closer our walk with God really : Anne Woodcock. This is part 23 of a verse-by-verse Bible Study Series in Philippians. This audio sermon and transcript is entitled 'The Secret Of Contentment', and is from the ministry of David Legge, a Christian preacher and Bible teacher from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Editor's Note: The following is a report on the practical applications of William B. Barcley's recent book, The Secret of Contentment, (P & R Publishing, ). A Study of the Book of Philippians.

Sermon # 12 “The Secret of Contentment” Philippians “A Russian woman lived with her husband and two children in a very small hut.

Her husband’s parents lost their home and she had to take them in. Unbearable. In desperation, she went to the village wise man, whom she knew had solved many, many Author: John Hamby. The temptation to be discontent is everywhere. We are bombarded with advertisements telling us we are incomplete and unfulfilled.

And yet the seeds of discontentment are already present in our own sinful hearts. Almost four hundred years ago Jeremiah Burroughs wrote of the "rare jewel" of Christian contentment. If it w. In approximately 60 AD, a man under house arrest, bound by chains to a Roman soldier, wrote the following: "I have learned the secret of contentment, whatever my circumstances." In another letter he wrote: "As you read you will understand my insight into the mystery of Christ." It is this secret, this mystery, that we explore in this book/5(18).

The Secret of Contentment (Philippians ) Pastor Joe Quatrone, Jr. Octo October 8, Book of Philippians. Post navigation. Previous. Next “The trouble with him is he’s a thermometer and not a thermostat!”.

Title: Traveling Light: The Secret of Contentment [Download] By: Max Lucado Format: Audio Download Vendor: Publication Date: Series: Max Lucado Sermon Stock No: WWDA. While awaiting his own execution, Paul writes the book of Philippians, a book of joy and through the darkness of his pain, Paul joyfully exclaims, "I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am." How?

"The Secret of Contentment" will identify the steps we can take to experience satisfaction and joy each and every day. THE SECRET. OF. CONTENTMENT. Text: Phil Intro: Contentment is a very illusive condition for most people in society today.

More often than not, the world tends to believe that contentment is something that comes from outside themselves—something that usually seems to be just beyond their : Donnie Martin.

If contentment is a secret to be learned, it is important to define what Paul meant. Davis unpacks Burroughs’s very thorough description: “Christian contentment is the sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in .