Complaining

My Big Fat Mouth

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Key Scriptures

They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”
Exodus 14:11-12 NIV

...“You are not grumbling against us, but against the LORD.”
Exodus 16:8 NIV

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”... Philippians 2:14-15 NIV

But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
Philippians 2:17-18 NIV

Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. Philippians 1:12-13 NIV

Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. ... Psalm 103:2-5 NLT

Let Pastor Craig lead your LifeGroup.

  • Pastor Craig created LifeGroup videos for My Big Fat Mouth! Find them everywhere you watch Life.Church videos and at: www.go2.lc/group

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • What do you complain about most?
  • What’s the most menial thing you complain about?

Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.

  • Read Exodus 16:8. How would it change your view of complaining if you knew God was the end recipient?
  • Read Philippians 2:17-18. What do you think the writer, Paul, is trying to say here?

Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.

  • Do you more often need to change your circumstances or your perspective?
  • Read Philippians 1:12-13. How could you, like Paul, flip your perspective about the struggles you’re facing?
  • What are some blessings you haven’t been grateful for lately? How can you regularly turn these blessings into gratitude toward God?

Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

God, You are so good to us. We have so much to be thankful for. You made us. You saved us. You love us. Help us to see all the blessing in our lives. Teach us to turn our struggle into rejoicing. We can pray this way because of You and what You’ve done through Jesus. Amen!

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

  • Declare a complaining-free week. Report back to each other throughout the week about how it’s going.
  • Start the My Big Fat Mouth Bible Plan: www.go2.lc/mouth

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