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Philippians 2.14

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Grace Bible Chapel

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Philippians 2:14

Grumbling and Disputing

       I.      Introduction

               A.    Bulletin quote by Thomas Brooks

               B.     Quote by John MacArthur

               C.     A history

                       1.      Genesis 3:12; 4:13-14

                       2.      Exodus 15:24; 16:2-3; 17:3

                       3.      Numbers 14:2

                       4.      The problems – Psalm 106:24-25

     II.      Review

               A.    The command –  Philippians 2:12

               B.     The reason for confidence – Philippians 2:13 (cf. Philippians 1:6)

    III.      A demonstration – Philippians 2:14

               A.    The activity

               B.     The scope of the activity

               C.     The characteristics of the activity

                       1.      Grumbling (goggusmov~ - gongusmos)

                               a.      About what do people grumble

                                        1)     Luke 15:2; 19:7

                                        2)     John 6:41, 43, 61

                                        3)     John 7:12

                               b.     A consideration of contentment

                                        1)     Luke 3:14

                                        2)     2 Corinthians 12:10

                                        3)     1 Timothy 6:8

                                        4)     Hebrews 13:5

                                        5)     Philippians 4:11

                               c.      Characteristics of grumblers – Jude 14-16

                               d.     Result of grumbling – 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

                               e.      What it does not mean

                                        1)     Consider the actions of Jesus (Mark 7:34; 8:12; Matthew 26:37-38)

                                        2)     Consider the actions of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:23, 26)

                       2.      Disputing (dialogismov~ - dialogismos)

                               a.      Matthew 15:19; Mark 7:21

                               b.     Luke 5:22

                               c.      Luke 6:8

                               d.     Romans 1:21

                               e.      1 Corinthians 3:18-20

    IV.      Conclusion and application

               A.    For the unbeliever – Numbers 11:1 (cf. Romans 10:11)

               B.     The reality

                       1.      Exodus 16:7-8

                       2.      Lamentations 3:39

               C.     The practice of believers

                       1.      Colossians 3:12-14

                       2.      1 Peter 4:9-10

               D.    The example

                       1.      Philippians 2:5-11

                       2.      1 Peter 2:21-25

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