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A Command for Complainers

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I. The command (V 14)

II. The concern (Vv 15-16a)

III. The considerations (Vv 15b-16)

Our light

Our labor

Big Idea: As God’s children we must not complain or argue.

Study Guide
What do you find yourself most often complaining about?
Why is it so easy to slip into the habit of complaining?
Why is it so easy to slip into the habit of complaining?
How does “grumbling” prevent us from becoming “blameless and pure”?
How does “grumbling” prevent us from becoming “blameless and pure”?
How does the habit of complaining inhibit our witness for Christ?
How does the habit of complaining inhibit our witness for Christ?
What are some practical ways we can implement more thanksgiving into our lives to combat the tendency to complain? How might this impact our relationships with others?
What are some practical ways we can implement more thanksgiving into our lives to combat the tendency to complain? How might this impact our relationships with others?
Who is watching and listening to you when you complain? What example would you rather set for them?
Who is watching and listening to you when you complain? What example would you rather set for them?
Why are complaining and arguing so harmful to the church and its witness to the world? How do these traits contrast specifically with the humility and obedience?
Why are complaining and arguing so harmful to the church and its witness to the world? How do these traits contrast specifically with the humility and obedience?
According to verse 15, what are better attitudes for us to demonstrate? Who do you know who best models these traits? What is it about them that makes you see them that way?
According to verse 15, what are better attitudes for us to demonstrate? Who do you know who best models these traits? What is it about them that makes you see them that way?
In verse 16, what does Paul reveal is the key to shining brightly for Christ in our world?
In verse 16, what does Paul reveal is the key to shining brightly for Christ in our world?
What are some different ways we can cling to the gospel, “the word of life”? What is different about you when you are clinging to the gospel?
What are some different ways we can cling to the gospel, “the word of life”? What is different about you when you are clinging to the gospel?
Why did Paul care deeply about whether or not the Philippian Christians lived up to their full potential as disciples?
Why did Paul care deeply about whether or not the Philippian Christians lived up to their full potential as disciples?
10. Why did Paul care deeply about whether or not the Philippian Christians lived up to their full potential as disciples?
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