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  • Common Bitterness

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Mar 11, 2011
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    COMMON BITTERNESS When I was in college, I worked as a youth director at a little church out in the country about an hour’s drive away. There were two families in that congregation that didn’t get along. When they came to worship, they would take up their positions on opposite sides of the room ...read more

  • Bitterness Kills  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 28, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,585 views

    BITTERNESS KILLS Bitterness has been medically linked to glandular problems, high blood pressure, cardiac disorders, ulcers, and even insanity. One leading psychiatrist wrote, "90% of all people in insane asylums could be released immediately if they would learn how to forgive, or how to be ...read more

  • Bitter And Resentful

    Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
     | 2,685 views

    "Bitterness is like taking poison, and waiting for the other person to die." - Malachy McCourt I once knew a woman whose heart had been broken by disappointing relationships. She became very sarcastic towards the opposite sex and could often be overheard making disparaging remarks about them. It ...read more

  • The Meaning Of Bitterness

    Contributed by David Tack on Dec 23, 2011
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    THE MEANING OF BITTERNESS "Eadie [A Scottish Theologian 1810-1876] says that Pikria [bitterness] is 'a figurative term denoting that fretted and irritable state of mind that keeps a man in perpetual [constant] animosity--that inclines him to harsh and uncharitable opinions of men and ...read more

  • Bitter Or Better  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
    based on 4 ratings
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    BITTER OR BETTER Dr. Jim Moore, pastor of St. Luke’s UMC in Houston wrote a book entitled "You Can Grow Bitter or You Can Grow Better". He writes that he got the idea for the title from a young woman who once came to him in a most tragic moment in her life. She had tears in her eyes and ...read more

  • The Root Of Bitterness  PRO

    Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Aug 16, 2007
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    Illustration ------------ Years ago there was a terrible outbreak of disease in a tiny village in a remote part of Africa. Both children and adults were, getting sick and overcome with nausea. Several,weeks passed, and the sickness became widespread, and people started dying. Word of the disease ...read more

  • Most Bitter Of All Afflictions

    Contributed by David Fox on Nov 19, 2001
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     | 1,354 views

    Charles Spurgeon writes, “It is the most bitter of all afflictions to be led to fear that ...read more

  • Maturity Is A Bitter Disappointment For Which ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
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    "Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter ...read more

  • Shopkeeper Seeks Revenge On Bitter ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2009
     | 1,842 views

    Shopkeeper Seeks Revenge on Bitter Rival What you believe about Jesus determines what you do with him. Two shopkeepers were bitter rivals. Their stores were directly across the street from each other, and they would spend each day keeping track of each other’s business. If one got a customer, he ...read more

  • Peanuts: Bitter Sarcasm

    Contributed by Daniel Birchfield on Nov 27, 2001
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    I once saw a Peanuts cartoon in which it showed Charlie Brown taking Snoopy his dinner which consisted of a bowl full of dog food. When Charlie Brown got there he found the dog in his usual position; asleep on top of the dog house. Charlie Brown set the bowl down and said, "Dinner is ...read more

  • A Bitter Spirit Of Rivalry

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Many years ago Michelangelo, the sculptor, and Raphael, the painter, were commissioned to execute works of art for the beautification of the Vatican. Although each had a different job to do and both were highly respected, there arose such a bitter spirit of rivalry between them that at last they ...read more

  • Bitterness Is Frustration That Has Festered. If ...

    Contributed by Scott Rodgers on Apr 13, 2008
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    Bitterness is frustration that has festered. If jealousy is a simple cut, bitterness is the ...read more

  • General Lee And The Bitterness Tree

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
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    GENERAL LEE AND THE BITTERNESS TREE In his book, Lee: The Last Years, Charles Bracelen Flood reports that after the Civil War, Robert E. Lee visited a Kentucky lady, who took him to the remains of a grand old tree in front of her house. There she bitterly cried that its limbs and trunk had been ...read more

  • Elderly Woman Bitter For 50 ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 23, 2009
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    Elderly Woman Bitter for 50 Years Ray Stedman- A woman in her 80’s told me that, fifty years before, her aunt had said something insulting to her, and this woman had never forgiven her. 50 years later she could recount the event to the precise detail, and she felt all the same bitterness, anger, ...read more

  • Bitter & Better - The Wto 'b's

    Contributed by Paddick Van Zyl on Jul 21, 2014
     | 1,896 views

    When the water at Marah was bitter, Moses had to cast a tree into the water stream to sweeten the water or make it drinkable. The words: Bitter and Better both start with a B and end with Tter. The only difference is: the letter I and E. Bitter has the focus on I, me, myself, flesh. Better ...read more

  • Bitter Rivalry Between Artists

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 21, 2012
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    BITTER RIVALRY BETWEEN ARTISTS In 1503, Julius II became Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He immediately began a building program to beautify the Vatican. In 1509, he commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo reluctantly agreed to paint the fresco, ...read more

  • Pop-Cork Gun

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 20, 2009
     | 820 views

    POP-CORK GUN Although we are the clay when compared to God’s power, we are not passive. We cannot successfully wage a war against God, but God leaves us with a choice. Remember the story of Peter and the Wolf, how he tries to hunt a wolf with a pop-cork gun? The wolf corners him, but he is ...read more

  • Traditions  PRO

    Contributed by Thomas Cash on Jul 7, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,292 views

    TRADITIONS When the Shema prayer (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) was recited during a service at an old synagogue in Eastern Europe, half the congregation stood up and half remained sitting. The half that was seated started yelling at those standing to sit down, and the ones standing yelled at the ones ...read more

  • Philip Yancey On Revenge  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
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    PHILIP YANCEY ON REVENGE "The problem with revenge is that it never gets what it wants; it never evens the score. Fairness never comes. The chain reaction set off by every act of vengeance always takes its unhindered course. It ties both the injured and the injurer to an escalator of pain. Both ...read more

  • Genghis Khan's Hawk  PRO

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Apr 29, 2008
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     | 1,541 views

    GENGHIS KHAN'S HAWK One morning Genghis Khan, the great king and warrior, rode out into the woods to have a day’s sport. Many of his friends were with him. They rode out gaily, carrying their bows and arrows. Behind them came the servants with the hounds. It was a merry hunting party. The woods ...read more