Memory Verse - (July 17-24)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from the book of James, where he tells us to submit ourselves to God and resist the devil.  How do we submit ourselves to God?  How do we resist the devil?  What is our role in spiritual warfare? May we look to Christ for our defense - may He...

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Tags: spiritual warfare, devil, jesus, christ, holy spirit, resist, spiritual armor

Berean Lamp Devotional 36 - Fasting in the Slums

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“Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God” (Colossians 3:1). I want to tell you a fictional story about a girl named Amy.  Amy lives in a slum filled with poverty, drugs, prostitution, and...

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Tags: above, below, marriage, church, jesus, christ, lord, bridegroom, bride, dwelling place

Memory Verse - (July 10-17)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Paul's letter to the Colossians. In chapter 3, Paul really wants us all to keep our minds and hearts off the things of the world and instead focused on the things above. This isn't always easy for us as the things of this world are so easily tangible to...

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Berean Lamp Devotional 35 - An Endlessly Exalted Nation

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“Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). We are all born citizens of a nation on earth.  While we are ultimately citizens of either Heaven or Hell, the nations we live in have a place in our lives and in God’s plan. ...

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Tags: righteousness, nations, sin, grace, disgrace, citizenship, jesus, king, government, global

Memory Verse - (July 3-10)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from the Book of Proverbs where we see a truth to consider for any nation.  We can see that regardless of your nationality, sin levels the entire human race.  What does citizenship mean to you?  What does it mean to be a part of a nation? ...

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Tags: righteousness, nation, sin, july 4, grace, disgrace, salvation, jesus

Berean Lamp Devotional 34 - Outlaw

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“Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). In the Last Days, lawlessness will increase.  Lawlessness is anarchy.  Anarchy is a state of chaos because authority is not acknowledged.  If authority is not recognized, who...

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Tags: lawlessness, outlaw, love, judge, right, wrong, death, accountability, gospel, jesus, law, anarchy

Memory Verse - (June 26-July 3)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from the Book of Matthew where Jesus revealed the dangers and the events that would occur leading up to the last day. We know that the last days will be like they were in the days of Noah, and Jesus warns us that the love of many will grow cold because of...

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Tags: lawlessness, love, law

Newsletter Theme Intro - Resurrection

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Theme is Resurrection. Submission Deadline: July 27, 2014. Publication: August 5, 2014. There are multiple resurrections mentioned in Scripture. Some have happened already and some are yet to come. In the Old Testament, the Prophet Elisha raised the Shunammite’s son. In the New...

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Tags: resurrection, death, hope, jesus, christ, salvation, rapture, faith

Berean Lamp Devotional 33 - Turning a Blind Eye

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“But if your eye is bad [evil], your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matthew 6:23) Our eye is our focus (center of interest or activity). We fix our eyes on what we treasure. Jesus says, “where...

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Tags: light, blindness, darkness

Memory Verse - (June 19-26)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus is speaking about our focus, the light of our eyes, and what we treasure in life.  What we focus on is what our eyes gaze towards - this is the treasure of our hearts.  May we each pray that Jesus would be...

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Tags: blindness, darkness, eyes, light, sight

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