The Book Entitled “How to Successfully Complain“ Has Not Been Written

Sunday November 28, 2021   Phone: 717.625.2992
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The Book Entitled “How to Successfully Complain“ Has Not Been Written


Bible Study Objectives:


1. To remind us that the habit of complaining is a serious sin that God dislikes very much: Philippians 2:14, Proverbs 6:19

2. To remind us that unclear expectations cause dysfunctional marriages – schools – businesses – churches: I Corinthians 14:8

Expectations That Ensure Happiness Will Find Us: Psalms 1:1-2, Luke 11:28, John 13:7

1. We are expected to develop good habits as exemplary Christians: I Corinthians 6:20, Philippians 2:15, Matthew 5:16

2. We are expected to avoid the habits of those who complain – murmur – bellyache: Numbers 14:1-2, I Corinthians 10:1-33

3. We are expected to mark and avoid hanging with complaining people if we want happiness to find us: Romans 16:17

4. We are expected to mark those who have the thanksgiving habit and hang with them: Philippians 3:17, Proverbs 13:20

5. We are expected to stop blaming and take responsibility for our decisions: Genesis 3:12, Numbers 14:3, Psalms 51:1-12

6. We are expected to grow up and stop the childish behavior of whining – complaining: Ephesians 4:15, I Corinthians 13:11

7. We are expected to know that complaining grieves the Spirit and ends in great stress: Ephesians 4:30, Hebrews 12:1

8.We are expected to know that complaining arises when thanksgiving is omitted: Philippians 4:4-19, Colossians 3:15

9. We are expected to remember that a complaining spouse can totally wreck a marriage: Proverbs 21:19, 25:24, 27:15

10. We are expected to know that we are to give thanks in every situation we encounter: I Thessalonians 5:18, James 1:2

Bible Study Summary: Complaining is a bad habit to avoid and thanksgiving is a good habit to acquire: Psalms 100:4

Someone wrote: The foremost battle we will ever face is the battle for the mind. Sow a thought reap an action; sow an action reap a habit, sow a habit reap a character, sow a character reap a destiny/legacy/reputation that can never be erased or forgotten by those who know us. Every moment of the day we must make decisions by beginning with the end in mind: II Corinthians 10:5, Proverbs 23:23, Romans 12:2, Isaiah 59:14

Another wrote:

I am your constant companion.

I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.

I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.

I am completely at your command. Many of the things you do might just as well be turned over to me and I will do them quickly and correctly.

I am easily managed; you must merely be firm with me. Show me exactly how you want me to do something and after a few times I will do it automatically.

I am the servant of all great individuals and alas of all failures as well. Those who are great, I have made great. Those who are failures, I have made failures.

I am not a machine, though I work with all the precision of a machine plus the intellect of a human. You may use me for success or failure; it makes no difference to me. Take me, train me, be firm with me and I will lay the world at your feet. Be easy with me and I will destroy you. Who am I?

I am a habit. Habits are those things that we do every day without even thinking.


The Above lesson was written by Tommy Dowling a Sunday School Teacher for over 40 years.

If God has spoken to your heart after reading the sermon The Book Entitled “How to Successfully Complain Has Not Been Written,” right now talk to God about what He has spoken to you.

Do you have the assurance that one day you will go to heaven? If you have no assurance that you know Jesus Christ, then I trust you will decide to accept Him as your personal Savior. The Bible tells us in

Acts 16:31, “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…”

Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

This prayer is here for those who need to ask Jesus to be their personal Savior: “I do want to go to Heaven. I know I am a sinner, and I do believe Jesus Christ died for me. I realize I cannot buy this great salvation, nor can I earn it. Knowing Jesus died on the cross and arose from the grave to pay my sin debt and to purchase my salvation, I do now trust Him as my Savior, and from this moment on I am completely depending on Him for my salvation.”

If you made the decision to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, please let me know. Please send an e-mail to and I will send you some literature that will help you in your Christian life.


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In His Amazing Grace,
Pastor David Miklas
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