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The Opposite of Thanksgiving

November 11, 2018 Pastor: Verne Nakasone Series: James

Passage: James 5:9

OVERVIEW:

What is the opposite of thanksgiving? James addressed the topic of grumbling to the recipients of this letter:

  • Grumbling is the common language of our culture
  • Grumbling weakens the family
  • Grumbling weakens the church

NOTES:

1A. GRUMBLING AND GOD’S WORD (James 5:9)
1B. The definition of grumbling
2B. The deception of grumbling
3B. The direction of grumbling
4B. The danger of grumbling
2A. GRUMBLING AND GOD (Exodus 16)
1B. Complaining is not ultimately the heart’s response to people or circumstances, but to God Himself.
1C. It distorts the past
2C. It exaggerates the present
3C. It dishonors God
2B. The antidote to complaining is making the effort to recall and remember God’s gracious deliverance and faithful provision in your life.
3A. GRUMBLING AND THE GOSPEL (Philippians 2:14-15)
1B. The sin of complaining
2B. Shining as lights in the world

CONCLUSION:

The solution to grumbling and complaining are:

  1. Thanks Giving
  2. Thanks Living

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