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Sermon on 1 Timothy 6:6-11

18th Sunday after Pentecost

Be Content

1. By fleeing worldly things
2. By pursuing heavenly things

Text:  1 Timothy 6:6-11

Intro

I’m just not happy.  I can’t even begin to tell you how many bills I have to pay.  I wish my house payments were less and my house value was more.  I would really be happy if I could finally afford to put in the new tile work and can lights in my house.  I really need to get new appliances too because I’m just sick of looking at those old ones.  They’re ugly.  My car is becoming  a junker.  It needs a lot of work.  I would really prefer to get one of those slick new cars with all of the technology inside of it.  But I can’t afford any of that.

That’s only the beginning though.  I’m not really happy with myself right now either.  I’m not getting any younger.  I’m not getting any lighter.  I’m definitely getting more pains.  I keep getting sick.  Things would be a lot better if I were a lot better.

I find that I’m doing nothing but working lately.  Work, work, work.  I have hardly any free time to do anything else these days.  But I have to pay the bills somehow.  And I have to be able to afford those nicer things I want somehow.  I wouldn’t mind a little time to relax here and there though.

If only I had a nicer house with some of those features I’ve always dreamed of.  If only I had a better car that wasn’t so old and beat up.  If only I had more free time to have fun.  If only I could afford to have more fun.  If only I had more money.  If only I was a bit younger.  If only things were going better in our country.  Then I would be happy. Read the rest of this entry