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Summary: We all have unfair and unjust things happen to us; that’s a part of life. When we are hurt, we can choose to hold on to that pain and become bitter, or we can choose to let it go and trust God to make it up to us.

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Compiled by: Herman Abrahams (Pastor), Cornerstone Faith Ministries, P.O. Box 740, Westridge 7802, Rep. of South Africa.

E-Mail: Mentorship2003@yahoo.co.uk

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If you have been blessed with this sermon compilation, I would be honoured to receive an e-mail from you merely telling me where in the world you are based - I do not need any other information. This is merely so that I can have the pleasure of giving thanks to Almighty God for the fact that all over the globe, the ministry which he has entrusted to me, is blessing the body of Christ and helping to extend the Kingdom of God.

Thank you.

Herman Abrahams

Cape Town, South Africa.

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Credits:

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1. ‘Your Best Life Now’ By Joel Osteen, (Warner Faith), Chapter 18, ‘Don’t Let Bitterness Take Root.’

2. ‘The Healthy Christian Life’ By Frank Minirth, Paul Meier, Richard Meier & Don Hawkins (Baker Book House), Chapter 18, ‘The Dangers Of Unforgiving Bitterness.’

Dangers of Letting Bitterness Take Root - Detox Today

Hebrews 12:14-15

INTRODUCTION

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We all have unfair and unjust things happen to us; that’s a part of life. When we are hurt, we can choose to hold on to that pain and become bitter, or we can choose to let it go and trust God to make it up to us.

In some countries there are up to 75 % of people who are angry about something. Imagine that! Seven to eight out of every ten people you encounter today will be angry about something or with somebody.

1. ANGRY ABOUT SOMETHING

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Amongst us here this morning there will be those of you who are angry about something or other:

 You could be angry about what someone said about you,

 You are angry with your boss for not giving you the promotion you deserved,

 You are angry with your wife for continually putting you down,

 You could be angry with that firend who promised you the world and then broke up with you,

 Maybe something happened to you when you were younger, somebody mistreated you, somebody took advantage of you.

… and you are angry … very angry !!

2. TO ENJOY LIFE …

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If you want to enjoy life and live it to the fullest, …

 You must be quick to forgive.

 Learn to let go of the hurts and pains of the past.

 Don’t let bitterness take root in your life.

 For your emotional and spiritual health, you must let bitterness go.

 It doesn’t do any good to go around hating somebody.

 It does’nt make any sense to stay angry for what somebody’s done to you in the past.

 You can’t do anything about the past, but you can do something about the future.

Why don’t you forgive and trust God to make it up to you?

NIV- HEB 12:14-15

Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile (or contaminate) many.

NLT - HEB 12:15


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