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					Complain, Complain,
     Complain,

      Complain,
       Complain,
        Complain,
         Complain,
      Num. 14:25-30
We complain about everything!
      Society:
      –Construction & Traffic
      –Health Care
      –Price of gas

      The Church:
      - Preached Too Long
      - Same Old Songs
      - Don’t Lead the Songs Right
      Complain,
      Complain
I.    Why We Should
      Stop
II.   How We Can Stop
I. Why Should We Stop Complaining?
!   It is a waste of time
    • How often does it help?
    • Do other people really care?
I. Why Should We Stop Complaining?
!   It is a waste of time
!   It is dangerous
    •   Leads to discord Galatians 5:15
    •   Arouses the anger of God Numbers 11:1
    •   Can lead to death Numbers 14:26-29
    •   We should learn from Israelites 1 Cor. 10:1-12
I. Why Should We Stop Complaining?
!   It is a waste of time
!   It is dangerous
!   It is sin Philippians 2:14-15
    • Same as murder, adultery, drunkenness,
      apostasy, and rebellion
    • Constant complaining separates us from God
    • Crucifies Christ again and again
II. How Can We Stop Complaining?
!   Grow Up
    • Expect no special treatment Romans 2:11
    • Trials are key to growth James 1:2-4
II. How Can We Stop Complaining?
!   Grow Up
!   Get Over It
     • Ephesians 4:26-27
     • Philippians 3:13-15
II. How Can We Stop Complaining?
!   Grow Up
!   Get Over It
!   Be Patient
     • We want it hot and fresh, and we want it now
     • James 1:19-20; Proverbs 16:32
II. How Can We Stop Complaining?
!   Grow Up
!   Get Over It
!   Be Patient
!   Be Thankful
    • God has blessed us richly
    • Road to rebellion Romans 1:18-22
II. How Can We Stop Complaining?
!   Grow Up
!   Get Over It
!   Be Patient
!   Be Thankful
!   Show Some Love
    • Love all men Galatians 5:14
    • Talk to the right person Matthew 5:23; 18:15
    • Look out for interests of others Philippians
      2:3-4
    • Be Forgiving Colossians 3:12-14
Conclusion:              James 3:5-10
!   Complaining Is…
    • Waste of Time
    • Dangerous
    • Sinful
!   Complainers Need To…
    •   Grow Up
    •   Get Over It
    •   Be Patient
    •   Be Thankful
    •   Show Some Love

				
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