“Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world…” -Philippians 2:14-15
“A person with an increasingly grateful heart is one with a decreasingly complaining mouth.” -Burk Parsons
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:” -Psalm 103:2
“Habits of complaint tend to beat down the growth of hope. Counting your blessings encourages hope, numbering your complaints deflates it. –Paul Tripp
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” -1 Thessalonians 5:18
A person with an increasingly grateful heart is one with a decreasingly complaining mouth. -Burk Parsons
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” -Hebrews 13:5-6
When you complain and grumble about your circumstances, you are calling into question the love of God and His goodness in your life.
Contentment in life is only found in the Lord. He alone can satisfy your needs and your longings.
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “The Danger of Complaining” from Hebrews 13:5-6)
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits…” -Psalm 103:2
Today you can choose to permit your heart to complain or you can give yourself to consider the amazing catalog of blessings, which you could not have earned or deserved, that are yours by grace. -Paul Tripp via Twitter
“Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!” -Psalm 150:6
Before you complain today, be grateful you have breath to complain with. -Lecrae
“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe.” -Hebrews 12:28
When we put ourselves at the center of the universe, we complain. When we put God at the center, we are grateful. -Stephen Altrogge via Twitter
“Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!” –Psalm 150:6
Before you complain today, be grateful you have breath to complain with. -Lecrae via Twitter
Sunday School | 1 Peter 1: 1-12 | Steve Dawson
“…to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in Heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” -1 Peter 1:4-5
We are spiritual exiles (vs. 1) from our inheritance and being together with Christ (vs. 4). We are exiled from where our heart truly is.
“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” -1 Peter 1:6-7
Suffering puts HIM in perspective. Jesus is revealed through suffering.
Sunday Morning | Colossians 3:15 | Steve Wainright
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” -Colossians 3:15
-The peace of God comes from having peace with God.
-If you can’t change the place you’re in, you need to change your mind.
-“rule”=umpire, has final decision> Let the peace of God be the final say-so in your life.
How do we do that?
-Be thankful. Don’t complain
-Bless Him for the mercies and the miseries.
-As we have thankful hearts, the peace of God rules in our hearts.
Sunday Evening | Exodus 33:1-11 | Steve Wainright
“Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, lest I consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people.” -Exodus 33:3
–God promised His blessing, but not His presence. His presence brings accountability.
-What do you want more of: God’s blessings or God Himself?
-Do you desire the Blesser more than the blessings?
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