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  • Betrayed But Not Bitter Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 12, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,567 views

    The three stages of betrayal are examined by discussing Judas’ behavior. It is not only important that we guard our hearts so that we do not become betrayers; but it is also important to respond correctly when we are betrayed. Jesus provides an example fo

    Betrayed But Not Bitter Fortifying the Foundations # 31 John 13:18-38[1] 3-28-04 Intro Our text this morning in John 13 deals with the issue of betrayal. With a kiss, Judas betrayed Jesus. The thing that makes betrayal so painful is that by its very nature it comes from someone you ...read more

  • No Bitter Roots!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Mar 13, 2001
    based on 91 ratings
     | 6,601 views

    The moment you’re offended you have a choice. You can choose to forget it, or to hold on to it. When you choose to hold on to it, a bitter root begins to grow.

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, BROWNSVILLE, TX A. Have you ever asked yourself, "Why do people have difficulty getting along with one another?" How can people whose families have lived together as neighbors for a thousand years start killing each other? ...read more

  • The Bitter Root Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 22, 2008
    based on 66 ratings
     | 16,251 views

    Churches should be a place filled with gentle and loving people who wouldn’t be a place of anger and conflict. But too often, churches are known as places of conflict and pain. How should a Christian leader deal with this issue?

    OPEN: In Winchester, Ohio there’s a church called the Bethlehem Church of Christ. It’s been in existence for over 150 years, and over the years different events have been recorded in their “history” book. One of their recent ministers was reading back over the different entries in this book when he ...read more

  • Overcoming Bitterness Series

    Contributed by Dr. Zachary Sizemore on May 17, 2011
    based on 11 ratings
     | 9,915 views

    Overcoming bitterness is an informative message that will lead every believer to a richer and deeper walk in the truth. It is only when we see ourselves in the eyes of God’s potential that we become conformed fully to his image.

    Overcoming Bitterness Hebrews 12:14,15 “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:” “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;” Introduction The ...read more

  • Bitter Or Better Series

    Contributed by Mark Lennon on Feb 3, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 4,884 views

    Intro on James, #1 Do trial and testings make you a bitter or better Christian?

    Book of James Introduction & 1:1-4 The Book of James was written by the half brother of Jesus. It is also believed to be one of the first books of the Bible that was written. The Book is also a practical book rather than one of theology. It is call “the little big book”, it is often times ...read more

  • Bitter Water

    Contributed by Tammy Garrison on Oct 20, 2001
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,986 views

    Originally titled "Is the Lord With Us Or Not?," this sermon is looking at our doubt of God’s presence. The invitation is to deeper Christian discipleship to strengthen our assurance.

    Originally, I intended to look at this Bible story two weeks ago. At the time, the name of the sermon was “Is The Lord With Us Or Not?” Certainly it is a question many Americans have asked in recent days. One approach to developing timely and appropriate sermons is to hold the Bible in one ...read more

  • The Bonds Of Bitterness

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Oct 16, 2004
    based on 75 ratings
     | 4,778 views

    Bitterness will DEVASTATE you spiritually/DESTROY you physically/DISCOURAGE you emotionally/DIVIDE the fellowship/DEPRIVE you of blessings/DEFILE your relationships! Powerpoint at website.

    The Bonds of Bitterness Eph. 4:31 Has someone ever said or done something to you for which you found it difficult to forgive them? Every time their very name is brought up, even if it was years ago, it still brings butterflies to your stomach. When you think of them, your heart rate ...read more

  • The Bite Of Bitterness

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Oct 12, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,082 views

    Bitterness always comes back to bite us and hurt our lives

    The Bite of Bitterness Selected Passages September 26, 2004 Introduction A rattlesnake, if cornered, will sometimes become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is--a biting of oneself. We think that we are harming others in ...read more

  • Bitter Herbs

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Nov 26, 2010
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,264 views

    We need to remember what God has done for us!

    Bitter Herbs Exodus 12:5-13 It is impossible to drive in the wrong direction and arrive at the right destination. God had hoped that the memory of slavery would be adequate to purge Israel's desire to move in the wrong direction in the future, and eating those bitter herbs each Passover ...read more

  • Uprooting Bitterness Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Jul 28, 2018
     | 880 views

    This message continues the discussion of bitterness - its cause and cure.

    Future Focus Present Faithfulness Series Pt 11 “Uprooting Bitter Roots 4” Hebrews identifies three deadly infections that critically cripple the church. God calls the entire Christian community to guard against their spread in the community. 1. Guard against anyone falling short of God’s ...read more

  • Bitter Roots Series

    Contributed by Ken Hubbard on Feb 12, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,669 views

    A sermon on pulling up the root of bitterness. From a series on developing spiritual depth.

    INTRO ƒ{ Where do the roots that produce the fruit come from? Root = cause or origin And roots come from seeds - Good or bad Seed = Birth or Beginning ƒ{ The soil of our soul is most tender and pliable when we are young ƒ{ The enemy loves to plant bad seed in the tender ...read more

  • The Bonds Of Bitterness

    Contributed by Donnie De Loney on Feb 4, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,562 views

    A sermon on bitterness-Its destructive nature--TO US as well as other we come in contact with.

    The Bonds of Bitterness Eph. 4:31 31Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Intro: Has someone ever said or done something to you for which you found it difficult to forgive them? 1. Hear their name, it still brings butterflies to ...read more

  • A Bitter Goodbye Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 28, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,316 views

    Life’s crossroads can be messy, but sometimes you cannot walk around the mud, but you must march right through it. Yet even [when we are] walking through the mud, God does not abandon His children.

    A Bitter Goodbye (Genesis 31:17-55) 1. At Kokomo’s Jackson Morrow Park, Marylu and I were hiking. We like to walk several times a week, and a walk in the woods can add an pleasant environment. I decided to take a short cut near the creek…I thought the ground was solid, but I immediately ...read more

  • Bitterness Makeover Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Feb 3, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,425 views

    Three things that will bring a bitterness makeover are: stop nursing the injury, focus on the forgiveness of God, and dispel the hurt by returning grace.

    A. Let’s start with a question: do we really want an extreme makeover of our lives and hearts? 1. That’s what we have been taking about for the last month in our sermons. 2. We have been learning that the Bible promises that God can help us change. 3. We don’t have to stay the ...read more

  • Better Or Bitter?

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Mar 24, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,665 views

    KING DAVID EXPRESSES HIS STRUGGLES WITH BITTERNESS.

    BETTER OR BITTER? OBSERVATION: THIS STUDY ADDRESSES KING DAVID’S DEEP DISTRESS OVER HIS LIFE ISSUES. HE USED HYPERBOLIC LANGUAGE TO EXPRESS HIS GRIEF. HYPERBOLE IS A FIGURE OF SPEECH USING EXAGGERATION TO MAKE A POINT. INTERPRETATION: PSALMS 6:6 (NKJV) I AM WEARY WITH MY ...read more