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Nov 11, 2012 | Wayne Holcomb

Corruption vs. Contentment

Sermon Scripture:

1 Timothy 6:3-10

English Standard Version (ESV)

If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.


Sermon Outline:

I. Men of Corruption

            A. Their Attitude is Conceited

            B. Their Understanding is Clueless

            C. Their Craving is for Controversy

            D. Their Character is Corrupt

                        1. Depraved in Mind

                        2. Deprived of Truth

II. Men of Contentment

            A. Their Attitude is Consecrated

            B. Their Understanding is Clear

            C. Their Craving is for Christ

            D. Their Character is Not Compromised

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