Freeways | Part 4: Living Bitter-Free!July 25, 2020 / Bonita Valley Community Church
Hebrews 12:15 (NLT)
Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.
 Roots of bitterness are to us and those around us!
- Bitterness is toxic to relationships!
- Bitterness is toxic to our physical health!
- Bitterness is toxic to seeing and seizing new opportunities!
- Bitterness is spiritually toxic!
Hebrews 12:15 (CEB)
Make sure that no one misses out on God’s grace. Make sure that no root of bitterness grows up that might cause trouble and pollute many people.
 Bitter roots eventually produce bitter
Matthew 7:16 (NLT)
You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act.
#1 – How often do I mentally replay past hurts and offenses?
1 Corinthians 13:5 (NLT)
Love … keeps no record of being wronged.
#2 – Do I verbally unload and explode on a regular basis?
Romans 3:14 (NIV)
Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.
Luke 6:45 (NIV)
For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
#3 – Do I have some physical problems that medications aren’t improving or curing?
#4 – Am I hanging out with a bitter tribe?
Deuteronomy 29:18 (CEV)
Make sure that everyone in your tribe remains faithful to the LORD … if even one of you worships idols, you will be like the root of a plant that produces bitter, poisonous fruit.
1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV)
Bad (bitter) company corrupts good character!
 Living bitter-free requires learning how to biblically and rightly
#1 – We overcome bitterness by
#2 – We overcome bitterness by implementing a -bitterness policy!
Ephesians 4:31-32 (NLT)
Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32 Instead, be kind to each other, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.