James Cook - 15/07/2012
Today’s message was a statement of the contentment the church has fallen into, and a challenge for us to not be content with the mere idea of church and Christianity. James began in Colossians 2:8, warning us to not be taken captive by today’s philosophy’s, making us aware the ideas and philosophy’s in today’s American society can take root and lead us to dis-contentment with the provisions of God. James took us to Numbers 11, using the Israelites as an example, to show us what these ideas and philosophy’s can do in the mind and life of the believer. In addition, James showed us the difference between complaining, being discontent, and crying out to God to cast our burdens on Him. He showed us that we need to be careful what we ask for, and how we ask for it. Through the message, James urged us to find contentment in the provision and sovereignty of our Lord (Phil. 4:11-13; Matt. 6:25-34). In closing, James took us to 1 Corinthians 10:10-13, encouraging us that the Lord will give us the ability to endure any trials and temptations that come our way.