Berean Lamp Devotional - Meditation?

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“I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways” (Psalm 119:15). Contemplative prayer and meditation is becoming more popular in the Church every day it seems.  These teachings are dangerous because they are unbiblical: Scripture does not teach us to...

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Tags: meditation, contemplative prayer, prayer, think on, meditate, betrothal, love

Memory Verse - (Jan 22-29)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Psalm 119 where the writer meditates on God's Word. This has a very different meaning from the contemplative prayer and meditations that are becoming popular in the emergent church. What is this meditation and how is it different from Scriptural...

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Tags: meditation, contemplative prayer, scriptural meditation, prayer, love, jesus

Berean Lamp Devotional - Standing for the Truth

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“Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning” (1 Timothy 5:20). There are times when we must confront a sibling in Christ and rebuke them.  But when is that?  When is it right to take a Brother aside and...

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Tags: truth, rebuke, correction, love, humility

Memory Verse - (Jan 15-22)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from 1 Timothy as we continue to look at love as the foundation of Christian living in the Household of God. Last week we looked at how we should be wary of pushing our doctrinal differences or promoting our knowledge at the expense of brotherly kindness and...

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Tags: rebuke, correct, love, humility, patience, forgiveness

Berean Lamp Devotional - Ownership of the Truth?

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“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor” (Romans 12:10). Jesus is the Truth.  In Him alone is all the knowledge of God.  Some Christians not only believe the truth can be fully know here on earth, but that they have ownership...

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Tags: knowledge, truth, love, brotherly love, church, household of god

Memory Verse - (Jan 8-15)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Romans where Paul reminds us of the foundational attitude we are to have as Believers towards one another. So often, we allow our perceived "ownership" of truth in our preferred teachings to create divisions in the Church.  Knowledge (doctrine) is...

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Tags: knowledge, love, gospel, truth, ownership

Berean Lamp Devotional - Communion with God

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“Since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil” (Hebrews 2:14). Communion is “a close relationship with someone or something - an act...

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Tags: communion, sharing, suffering, flesh and blood, church, glory

Memory Verse - (Dec 25-Jan 1)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Hebrews where we are told that God shared in our flesh and blood through the body of Jesus to make powerless the devil over mankind. Sharing is part of what "communion" means - "to share together." God shared in our suffering under the weight of sin in...

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Tags: communion, share, flesh and blood, jesus


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