Tag Archives: complaining

Scripture at Sunrise 05.26.2022

“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

Scripture at Sunrise 12.15.2021

“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

Scripture after Sunset 03.15.2021

“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 Complainingfrom Hebrews 13:5-6)

Scripture at Sunrise 10.11.2018


“Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world…” -Philippians 2:14-15

Complaining is never just horizontal, every complaint has verticality to it. Embedded in complaining are questions of God’s wisdom, His nearness, His compassion, His faithfulness, His goodness and His love.  -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 5.10.2018


“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 8:38-39
Here’s how amazing grace is. Even on your very worst, self-absorbed, rebellious, complaining day, God still showers you with his perfect love. -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 8.10.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Stop Your Gongusmos | Philippians 2:14-16
“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, holding fast to the word of life… -Philippians 2:14-16

Any time in your life that you complain, ultimately you’re complaining against God. When you’re complaining, you’re not trusting God.

You were put in this world to shine and you can’t be a good witness if you’re a complainer. Your character must match up while you hold forth the Word of Life.

Do others see Jesus in you?

*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: Stop Your Gongusmos (Philippians 2:14-16)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Man-Made Religion (1 Kings 12:16-33)
*Click here for last Wednesday’s Sermon Audio: Anticipation in Real Estate (Jeremiah 32)

Scripture at Sunrise 7.22.2015

“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 life of complaint is always idolatrous. It puts me in the center of the world and makes life all about me.” -Paul Tripp

Scripture at Sunrise 9.4.2014

“He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth…” -Isaiah 53:7

O my dear silent, crucified, sinless One, forgive my murmurs at such tiny wounds. -John Piper via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 10.18.2010

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 16:5-12

>The work of the Lord involves witnessing to the lost and edifying the saved.  Witness and edify to the point of exhaustion.

>Paul had conditional plans.  His commitments were flexible because he subjected them to God’s will.  Your plans are subject to the will of God.  (James 4:13-17)

>Be faithful right where God has placed you.  Give your best where He’s placed you.

>Where there is great opposition, there is great opportunity to see God glorified.  (2 Corinthians 1:8, Acts 19:23-27)

>Are you being obedient and faithful to Him, serving Him with your whole heart to the point of exhaustion for the glory of God?  Don’t waste your life.

Evening Worship | Numbers 17

Don’t complain!

Scripture at Sunrise 6.8.09

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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