From Grumbling to Gratitude
Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: Exodus 15:22–27, Exodus 16:1–36, Exodus 17:1–7, Philippians 2:14–18
Why are grumbling and complaining so serious in God's eyes? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spirit Lake as we consider the answer from Exodus 15–17.
- Think back over the past 24 hours. How many times did you complain, even about seemingly mundane things?
- Discuss our definition on grumbling (above). Work through a recent example of grumbling/complaining from your own life. How is your grumbling an accusation against God?
- Read Psalm 142:1–2; Exodus 15:22–25. Is all complaining wrong? What is the key difference between sinful complaining and complaining that God accepts?
- Read Exodus 16:8. In what ways is all grumbling ultimately directed toward God? How is the true even when we complain about other people, circumstances, the state of our nation, etc.?
- Read Exodus 15:1–24. What is the connection between grumbling and forgetfulness? How can we be intentional in remembering God’s faithfulness?
- Read Exodus 17:7. How is grumbling a form of testing God? Why is this a big deal in God’s eyes?
- Read Philippians 2:14–18. What is the key to overcoming grumbling? What are some ways that you can put this into practice each day to slowly transform your heart habits?