Crossroads Wesleyan Church
Part 1 - I Quit Complaining
Fed up with the status quo? The way things are isn't the way things have to be. Come see what happens when we're ready to say, "I quit."
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  • Crossroads Wesleyan Church
    1823 Sheridan Lake Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702, USA
    Sunday 10:15 AM
  • https://rccrossroads.online.church/
    Sunday 10:15 AM
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I Quit Complaining
I Quit – Week Two
“I am disgusted with my life. Let me complain freely. My bitter soul must complain. Job 10:1 (NLT2)
There, too, the whole community of Israel complained about Moses and Aaron. “If only the LORD had killed us back in Egypt,” they moaned. “There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into this wilderness to starve us all to death.” Exodus 16:2-3 (NLT2)
Why Complaining Is So Dangerous
1. Complaining offends the heart of God
Soon the people began to complain about their hardship, and the LORD heard everything they said. Then the LORD’s anger blazed against them, and he sent a fire to rage among them, and he destroyed some of the people in the outskirts of the camp. Numbers 11:1 (NLT2)
2. Complaining carries significant consequences
“How long must I put up with this wicked community and its complaints about me? Yes, I have heard the complaints the Israelites are making against me. Now tell them this: ‘As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you the very things I heard you say. You will all drop dead in this wilderness! Because you complained against me, every one of you who is twenty years old or older and was included in the registration will die. You will not enter and occupy the land I swore to give you. Numbers 14:27-30 (NLT2)
Restraining Our Complaining
What: Do not complain
Do everything without complaining and arguing… Philippians 2:14 (NLT2)
Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. Ephesians 4:29 (NLT2)
Why: So that you can become more like Christ
Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. Philippians 2:14-15 (NLT2)
What you say flows from what is in your heart. Luke 6:45 (NLT2)
How: You choose to rejoice no matter what
But I will rejoice even if I lose my life, pouring it out like a liquid offering to God, just like your faithful service is an offering to God. And I want all of you to share that joy. Yes, you should rejoice, and I will share your joy. Philippians 2:17-18 (NLT2)