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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you a grumbler or murmurer? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that being a grumbler or murmurer will soon destro you. IV. TEXT: 1 Corinthians 10:10 (Amplified Bible) Nor discontentedly compla

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you a grumbler or murmurer?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that being a grumbler or murmurer will soon destro you.

IV. TEXT:

1 Corinthians 10:10 (Amplified Bible)

Nor discontentedly complain as some of them did—and were put out of the way entirely by the destroyer (death).

V. THESIS:

Being a grumbler or murmurer will soon destro you.

VI. TITLE:

Do not grumble or murmur

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle Paul

B. Date written: 56 A.D.

C. Place written: Ephesus

D. Purpose: To purify the church from divisions and immorality.

E. To whom written: Corinthian church

F. Main theme: Unified and pure living, in the midst of an impure world.

G. Keyword: love

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Do not grumble or murmur

"Nor discontentedly complain"

Grumblers are judged in the old covenant.

Exodus 15:24 (Amplified Bible)

The people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

Numbers 14:29 (Amplified Bible)

Your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness—of all who were numbered of you, from twenty years old and upward, who have murmured against Me,

James 5:9 (Amplified Bible)

Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you [yourselves] may not be judged. Look! The Judge is [already] standing at the very door.

Examples of grumbling:

John 6:43 (Amplified Bible)

So Jesus answered them, Stop grumbling and saying things against Me to one another.

So grumbling means like the LORD JESUS CHRIST have defined it, "saying things against GOD to one another" with a complaining attitude not representing the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

1 Peter 4:9 (Amplified Bible)

Practice hospitality to one another (those of the household of faith). [Be hospitable, be a lover of strangers, with brotherly affection for the unknown guests, the foreigners, the poor, and all others who come your way who are of Christ’s body.] And [in each instance] do it ungrudgingly (cordially and graciously, without complaining but as representing Him).

Grumblers are complainers, murmurers who complain about their lot in life, going after their own desires, they talk boastfully and arrogantly, they flatter people by compliments to gain advantage.

Jude 1:16 (Amplified Bible)

These are inveterate murmurers (grumblers) who complain [of their lot in life], going after their own desires [controlled by their passions]; their talk is boastful and arrogant, [and they claim to] admire men’s persons and pay people flattering compliments to gain advantage, they are a brother to faultfinders.

That's why, I make it a habit to stay from people who flatters, if not pray for it that the LORD will not lead you into their path.

Psalms 5:8-9 (Amplified Bible)

Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way level (straight and right) before my face.

For there is nothing trustworthy or steadfast or truthful in their talk; their heart is destruction [or a destructive chasm, a yawning gulf]; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter and make smooth with their tongue.

Romans 3:13 (Amplified Bible)


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