How to be a blessed Christian; not a bitter one

Mar 06, 16 How to be a blessed Christian; not a bitter one

We struggle at times when we meet with disappointments against our expectations. 

Today’s sermon serves a reminder that we should set these burdens to The Lord and that He is victorious and we can be too through the power of the Almighty One.

And that through Him, we need not be burdensome complainers, but turn from bitterness to blessings and lead victorious lives

 Scripture verse 

Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. (Exodus 15:23 NKJV)


  

An example that God does not like bitterness and rebellion: the Korah incident 

Now it came to pass, as he finished speaking all these words, that the ground split apart under them, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Korah, with all their goods. So they and all those with them went down alive into the pit; the earth closed over them, and they perished from among the assembly (Numbers 16:31 – 16:33 NKJV)

 His wrath to bitter complainers and murmuring: why we should not be bitter Christians

“Get away from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.” And they fell on their faces. (Numbers 16:45 NKJV)
Many times we may feel down and bitter as things don’t turn out to our expectations. 
Know that Jesus has overcome all things and He has the power to bring you through all difficulties  

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NKJV)

Jesus delivers you, seek Him in prayer  

He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;  I will be with him in trouble;  I will deliver him and honor him. (Psalm 91:15 NKJV)
Bear no grievance nor complains in what you do
Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world (Philippians 2:14 – 2:15 NKJV)

  

When we experience trials, our complains are evidence of u unbelief but our obedience is evidence of faith 

Turn your bitterness to your blessings 
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you (Ephesians 4:31 – 4:32 NKJV)
  

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