Stop Your Whining

March 29, 2020

Sermon Notes

If we want to make a difference in the world, we must avoid sounding just like the world. We are called to rid ourselves of complaining as we follow Jesus.

  • I have been given a perfect Savior, so why should I complain about imperfect stuff?
  • The challenges of the Christian life will lead us to whine or worship.

Philippians 2:14-18

14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 15 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, 16 holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. 17 Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18 Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.

5 Reasons Why We Should Stop Whining

  1. Whining Hurts Our Witness
    • When your words sound just like the world’s, no one can tell the difference from you.
  2. Whining Distracts from the Gospel
    • Every word wasted on bad news decreases the opportunities to share the good news.
  3. Whining Overlooks the Promise of Eternity
    • You would have the right to be letdown in this life if you didn’t have your resurrected life to come.
  4. Whining Robs Opportunities to Serve
    • God can use the hardest situations in your life to be the greatest opportunities for impact.
  5. Whining Leaves a Bad Example
    • Your attitude – good or bad – sets the standard for those around you.
  • Are you focusing on the negative more than the positive?
  • Are you disappointed on earth because you are longing for heaven?
  • Have you made your comforts your priority?

Do your words lately reveal a grateful heart or a grumbling spirit?