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Overcoming Bitterness - Hebrews 12:14-15

This is a sermon by Scott McKay from the morning service on 21st November 2021.

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Overcoming Bitterness – Hebrews 12:14-17

Introduction

            Rabies – on being bitten

 

“See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.” (Hebrews 12:15)

 

Unearthing Bitterness

 

            How is bitterness planted?

 

 

 

            How does bitterness grow?

 

                        Dominates you mentally

 

                        Depresses you emotionally

 

                        Destroys you spiritually

 

 

 

Uprooting Bitterness

 

            Pursue Fellowship

 

 

            Promote Forgetfulness

 

 

            Practise Forgiveness

 

                        Freely – Fully - Finally

 

Conclusion

 

 

 

Questions: How would you define bitterness? Unpack and examine this statement: “Bitterness is harboured hurt hidden in the heart”. How does bitterness take root in our hearts and lives? What does bitterness do to a person? Where will the destructive power of bitterness be manifest? Considering the life of Joseph, what reasons did he have to be bitter and how did he overcome bitterness in his life? What lessons can we learn about dealing with bitterness from Psalm 73:21-26? What antidotes to bitterness are found in Ephesians 4:31-32? How is it that forgiveness deals such a sledgehammer blow to bitterness?

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