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August 03, 2014
The root of bitterness, which Scripture connects with anger, complaining, grief, disappointment resentment, rage, quarreling, contention, slander, malice, spite, hate, jealousy, envy, self-centeredness, rebellion, and a hard-heart, is sin. If we allow it to take root in us, it causes terrible trouble and defiles us and those around us. But thank God, there is a remedy.
July 27, 2014
Scripture connects the root of bitterness with anger, complaining, grief, disappointment, resentment, rage, quarreling, contention, slander, malice, spite, hate, jealousy, envy, self-centeredness,, rebellion and hard-heart. It has devastating results in our life and the lives of those around us.
July 20, 2014
The Writer of Hebrews warns us not to let bitterness get rooted in us. Bitterness threatens our relationships with God as well as other people, and it threatens our very capacity to receive God's grace, even his saving grace.
July 06, 2014
The patriarchs of Israel have something to teach us about godly patriotism. God promised Abraham that he would be the father of a nation, a great nation, one through which the other nations would be blessed (Genesis 12:2-3; cf. Romans 4:17-18). Although Abraham clung to that promise, he longed to belong to something more than a great nation.
June 22, 2014
Series: Abraham
Are you a child of Abraham? Is he your father too? In Romans 4, Paul takes us back to Abraham to illustrate what true righteousness really is. In telling us how Abraham was made righteous, he tells is the only way that we can be made righteous before God. In his discussion, he points our what it really means to be the children of Abraham.
June 15, 2014
Series: Abraham
Besides God himself, the most famous father in Scripture is Abraham. We often refer to him as father Abraham. So what kid of father was he, this father of the faith,this father of a nation? What kind of father was he to his own family? Abraham had qualities that helped the blessings of God be passed on to others, both within his own family and household and to the nations of the world. In fact those qualities were the very reason that God chose Abraham (Genesis 18:19 NIV)
June 01, 2014

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