Berean Lamp Devotional - Are You Thankful?

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“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV). Many Believers struggle with being thankful.  Why?  Well, thankfulness denotes gratitude for things you don’t deserve.  It is difficult to be...

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Berean Lamp Devotional - When Jesus Took Your Sins

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“At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’ which is translated, ‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?’” (Mark 15:34 NASB). Jesus had never been separated from His Father.  He told the Jews, “I and...

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Tags: christ, cross, death, father, god, jesus, pain, pardon, redemption, responsibility, sacrifice, separation, sin, struggle, suffering

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Mark 15:34 - (Nov 18-25)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Mark 15.  This verse records the moment commonly understood to be when the Holy, Heavenly Father forsook His Son as Jesus took responsibility for all the sins of the world - the moment my sin and your sin covered His sinless nature.  The last...

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Tags: cross, forsaken, god the father, jesus, redemption, restoration, sacrifice, salvation, sin

Berean Lamp Devotional - Our Sin is Like Divination

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“For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He has also rejected you from being king” (1 Samuel 15:23 ESV). So often, we see our sin as beginning and ending in us.  We don’t...

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Tags: breathe, corruption, divination, god's word, idolatry, inspiration, jesus, lucifer, rebellion, satan, sin, will, word, breth

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - 1 Samuel 15:23 - (Nov 11-18)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes again from 1 Samuel, where the Prophet Samuel declares to King Saul that God sees all rebellion against His Word as divination.  The word "divination" means "to be inspired by a god."  That sounds pretty bad!  What does God mean by this? ...

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Tags: breath, breathe, death, divination, hell, holy spirit, inspiration, jesus, life, lucifer, pit, rebellion, satan, sin, temple, temptation, understanding, words

Berean Lamp Devotional - Sacrifice vs. Obedience

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“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams” (1 Samuel 15:22b ESV). We see King Saul here getting a pretty tough message from the Prophet...

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Tags: disobedience, god's word, justification, obedience, personal sacrifice, rebellion, sacrifice, self-justification, sin, the word of god, compensate

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - 1 Samuel 15:22 - (Nov 4-11)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from 1 Samuel, where the Prophet Samuel declares to King Saul that God prefers obedience to His Word over sacrifice.  Saul had excused disobeying God's Word to destroy all the enemy's livestock by offering a good deal of it to God as a sacrifice -...

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Tags: compensation, disobedience, energy, justification, money, obedience, rebellion, sacrifice, self-justification, sin, time


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