Berean Lamp Devotional 31 - Christian Maturity Through Battle

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“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh” (2 Corinthians 10:3). Paul often used the picture of a soldier as an illustration of the very real war Believers are in spiritually.  While not perfect, this metaphor has profound implications for...

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Memory Verse - (May 29-June 5)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from 2 Corinthians chapter 10 where Paul reminds us that we are in a very real war as Believers, though it is not one fought through earthly means.  Let's look at some of the lessons we can learn from Paul's insight here for our walk.  May we each...

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Tags: war, soldier, armor, light, jesus, flesh

Berean Lamp Devotional 30 - Courtroom Testimony

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“But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3). Many Believers today think that if we speak about the Gospel, we must have the understanding necessary to...

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Tags: evangelism, witnessing, witness, evangelist, testimony, debate, persuasion, holy spirit, gospel, jesus, simplicity, sharing

Memory Verse - (May 22-29)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from 2 Corinthians chapter 11 where Paul warns the Corinthians of the devil's craftiness, which is drawing them away from the Gospel. In Bible Study, we're looking at the Millennial reign of Christ when He returns to rule the earth and the devil's deluding...

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Tags: deception, holy spirit, spirit of truth, devil, serpent, dragon, jesus, truth

Berean Lamp Devotional 29 - "I" Must Decrease

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“He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). This was John the Baptist’s answer to his disciples who were concerned that Jesus was “appropriating” their ministry. From their perspective, it felt like Jesus was “stealing” the stage from John...

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Tags: empty yourself, jesus, john the baptist, self-empowerment, narcissism

Memory Verse - (May 15-22)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from John chapter 3 where John the Baptist's disciples were worried that Jesus was "stealing" their thunder, cutting into John's ministry, and drawing people away from him.  While his followers were worried about John's reputation and his "brand," John...

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Tags: john the baptist, jesus, cross

Newsletter Theme Intro - Contentment

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Berean Lamp Newsletter (CONTENTMENT): Theme is Contentment. Submission Deadline: May 25, 2014. Publication: June 3, 2014. There are many aspects of contentment we could look at. Contentment with our wages (something Jesus told Roman soldiers), with our homes, our jobs, and our lives, and...

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Tags: contentment, discontent, extremes, dangers, soldier, insubordination, backsliding, falling away, conviction

Berean Lamp Devotional 28 - Social Gospel?

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 “And He said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind’” (Matthew 22:37). Here Jesus was asked what the most important commandment was that God gave man to obey. He replied that it was to love God...

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Tags: social gospel, dominionism, commandments, love your neighbor, reform, gospel, preach, mission

Memory Verse - Matthew 22:37 - May 8-15

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Matthew chapter 22 where Jesus explains to an expert in Mosaic law what the most important commandment is that we are to obey as Believers. Why is this command important? Why must it be first, even above loving your neighbor?  What does it look like...

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Tags: commandments

Berean Lamp Devotional 27 - Treasure What Is Good

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“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). Treasure is defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as “something of value that is hidden or kept in a safe place.” Whatever treasure means to you, it is your great security. Your treasure is...

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Tags: treasure, heart, jesus, gospel, heaven, evil, wealth, money

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