Date: Saturday, 4th August 2012
Location: Winthrop Baptist College, Murdoch
Speaker: Sarie King
Go to ccowa.org to register.
For the best teaching you'll hear this year specifically designed for women and a chance to travel and stay together with women from BBCC.
Talk to Anne Young about travel and accomodation plans.
In his book 'The Practice of Godliness', Jerry Bridges makes this comment about contentment.
"Contentment is one of the most distinguishing traits of the godly person, because a godly person has his heart focussed on God rather than on possessions or position or power.
The idea of contentment in the Bible is most often associated with possessions or money, but there are other areas of life in which we need to be content. After possessions, probably the most common need is to learn contentment with our place in society or in the body of Christ.
Still a third area that demands our practice of contentment is the providence of God in such varied circumstances such as physical limitations and afflictions, privations and unpleasant neighbours or living situations, trials, and even persecutions.
These circumstances often cause the natural man to murmur and complain and to question the goodness of God in his life."
This convention addresses this most important area of godliness in the Christian life. If Jerry Bridges is right, then contentment is not just a helpful aim for the Christian life, but it is proof that the one we believe in is truly 'sufficient'.
We will explore the secret of contentment and how to find contentment in each and every circumstance of our lives.