Lesson: Patterned after Christ
Reading: Guard against a root of bitterness
Reference: Heb. 12:12-17

Hebrews 12:12: Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
Hebrews 12:13: And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
Hebrews 12:14: Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Hebrews 12:15: 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;
Hebrews 12:16: Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
Hebrews 12:17: For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.