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Sermons about Bitterness
The Christian life is not pain free. God uses the pain to help us grow. This is a very challenging concept but unfortunately a very true reality. Seeing a larger purpose in pain can help us as face it.
The world is a mess. Violent storms and mean voices fill the streets. Religion has contributed. Every accident, misfortune, slight, or moment of shame imprints our hope for God's full restoration of all things. The Hebrew word for this restoration was peace. Typically the word conjures up white flags and inside voices. According to the Bible, peace is something greater. It envisions the reign of Jesus (Is. 9, 11) and rest of the Holy Spirit; the end of rebellion (against God) and bitterness (toward others). As such, peace is worth fighting for--to seek, to take, to make, to keep.
The book of Genesis ends with a theme of letting go and forgiveness. The act of forgiveness is imperitive to our spiritual health.
Jim Howard walks us through how we can become fodder for the Enemy when we are distracted by other things. Some of these distractions are the burden of guilt, or the pain of bitterness, our inability to control our desires and the fear of death.
Pastor Andy and Tonja Greer team up to speak about the root of rejection. Tonja chronicles many of the experiences in her childhood that led to a root of bitterness and rejection and how that effected her into adulthood. She also talks how she was able to identify these emotional strongholds and how you, too, can identify them, and what to do to get free.
Listen as Pastor Tal commemorates Mothers' Day by talking about how God wants us to honor our mothers