Contentment: Healing the hunger of our hearts

Contentment: Healing the hunger of our hearts

6 studies for individuals or groups

Understand why we become discontented and how Jesus Christ alone can bring the treasure of contentment to our daily lives.


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We all know what it is to feel discontented with our lives — with what we have, how much we can get, what we do, who we live with, how we are and what the future promises.

The constant hunger for something more may seem like the aches and pains of growing old — something that we must just put up with in this far-from-perfect world. But the Bible shows that discontent is the symptom of a lethal disease that will kill us if we do not find a cure. It was discontent that first led humans into rebellion against God, with the catastrophic consequences that have followed from that decision.

Yet Jesus Christ promises that anyone who believes in Him will never again hunger or thirst. The apostle Paul was able to say that he had learned the secret of being content in any and every situation — in need or in plenty. Discontent is a problem of our hearts not our circumstances. This Good Book Guide can help us to understand why we become discontented, how Jesus Christ alone can help us, and on a practical level, how Christian living can bring the treasure of contentment to our daily lives.

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Our hungry hearts (Ecclesiastes)
  • 2. The only food that satisfies (John 6 v 25-42; 60-69)
  • 3. Content with what we have (1 Timothy 6 v 3-19)
  • 4. Content with where we are (1 Corinthians 7 v 1-24)
  • 5. Content when life is hard (2 Corinthians 1 and 4)
  • 6. The secret of true happiness (Luke 6 v 12-26)
  • Leaders' Guide


Contributors Anne Woodcock
ISBN 9781905564668
Format Saddle stitch
Dimensions 140mm x 210mm x 4mm
Print size 9pt
Language English
Pages 72
No. of studies 6
Publisher The Good Book Company

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The Good Book Guides have been developed to ensure that each session not only seeks to uncover the meaning of the passage and see how it fits into the big picture of the Bible, but also leads people to apply what they have learned to their lives. Flexible and practical, the Good Book Guides are ideal for small groups, or individual study.

"The format is very user-friendly and the content is rich and accessible."
- Justin Taylor, Gospel Coalition blogger and Vice-President of Editorial, Crossway

"God-centered, application-oriented, and driven by the text throughout, this resource is a gift to God’s church."
- Matt Smethurst, Gospel Coalition reviewer and Master of Divinity student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Here at Covenant Life Church, we have greatly benefitted from the small group resources from The Good Book Company. Many small groups in our family life ministry have used "Colossians: Confident Christianity" in their study of scripture. Additionally, our youth ministry has used "Romans 1-5: God and You" in their small groups. Both resources were very easy to use, helped the reader engage directly with the scriptures, and had a wonderful pastoral emphasis demonstrated in all the questions.
- Dave Brewer, Youth Pastor at Covenant Life Church, Maryland

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