“Thankfulness & Your Church Health”
Philippians 2:14, Colossians 3:15
-Complaining is the f________ of an ungrateful heart
-Both verses we are looking at have the same context: C_________U_________/H___________!
-REMEMBER: A peaceful and unified church is full of members who are choosing thankfulness and putting off complaining and arguing!
I.The Problem of Complaining (Philippians 2:14)
-Context: Church Unity! (1:27, 2:1-16)
-Often, complaining can lead to a____________; complaining breeds d____________!
-Complaining and arguing t________ d_______ the unity within the church!
-Common church complaints:
-Bonus thoughts on complaining:
1)Complaining is c______________
2)We should expect the church to meet out spiritual needs, not our p___________ p_______________!
3)We must learn to h________ complaining attitudes within the church!
II.The Solution of Thankfulness (Colossians 3:15)
-Context: Same as Philipp. 1:27-2:18, Church Unity!
-A t_______________ attitude is a key factor in the relational unity & peace of a local church!
-10 reasons why you are thankful for your church
-Write one person in your church this week tell them why you are thankful for them…
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“God POURS OUT his blessings upon us!…
Because giving is part of God’s nature, it is a SIN to
not give thanks and to enjoy God’s blessings.”
-Pastor Bob Kosbau, 12/26/10 sermon
Comment to Chuck Swindoll:
You’ve been criticized for your funny bone.
Swindoll: “I like Churchill’s comment: ‘Nothing in life is more exhilarating than being shot at without results.’ A lot of folks want you to be as miserable as they are.
I’m not getting on that bus!”