A Devoted Bride

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“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV). All Believers are still tempted to sin.  We sin when we act on the rebellious arguments of the flesh against the knowledge...

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Berean Lamp Memory Verse - 2 Corinthians 10:5 - (Jan 25-Feb 1)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from 2 Corinthians 10:5.  Here, Paul instructs us to destroy the imaginations, arguments, speculations, opinions, or thoughts that raise themselves against the knowledge of God, regardless of whether they are coming from outside sources or inside our own...

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Phases of Rebellion

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“But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ” (Philippians 3:7 NASB). Many times old habits, struggles, or challenges revisit our lives.  Maybe we get angry, struggle with an old temptation, or fall into immature...

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Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Philippians 3:7 - (Jan 18-25)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Philippians 3:7. Here Paul explains how much pride and confidence he could take in his heritage and training - the sense of accomplishment he could have relied on in his former "career" as a Pharisee, but he exchanged all this for Jesus, "for Whom I have...

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Jesus - God's Union with Man

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“Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God” (Romans 7:4 NASB). God came to earth in Jesus to suffer and be tempted in...

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Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Romans 7:4 - (Jan 11-18)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Romans 7:4.  Jesus is the union of God-the-Word and man (John 1).  His nature as God has never changed and He possesses an equal nature to the Father.  At the same time, His human nature did change, for He was born, tempted, suffered...

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Jesus - the Nature of God and Man

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“No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him” (John 1:8 NASB). Some people like to stress that Jesus is “the Son of God” rather than God, as if there is a distinction to be made in their natures. ...

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Berean Lamp Memory Verse - John 1:18 - (Jan 4-11)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from John 1:18, where John declares that Jesus is God.  For this week's Devotional, we are concluding our look at Jesus as God in nature, a nature that He shares with the Father and the Holy Spirit.  Let's look at what it means that Jesus is the...

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