Memory Verse - (July 31 - August 7)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Deuteronomy 1:32, where God admonishes Israel for not trusting Him. So often men believe that they are responsible for their own destiny. They think their lives are in their hands. How often we forget that as infants, we were all forced to trust upon God...

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Tags: child, trust, faith, mother, god

Berean Lamp Devotional 38 - Trust That Is Not Disappointed

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“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man” (Psalm 118:8 NKJV). Trust defines life on Earth. To trust means you put faith in something—believe something that cannot be proven. Probably more than any other time in human history, the modern man claims to...

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Tags: trust, faith, belief, hope

Memory Verse - (July 24-31)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Psalm 118, where the writer tells that it is better to trust in the Lord than to trust in mankind and princes (leaders, "experts," etc).  Today, people all around us mock us for trusting in God, believing His Word, and living in faith.  They...

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Tags: faith, belief, trust, facts

Berean Lamp Devotional 37 - Resist the Devil

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“Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). How are we supposed to resist the devil? Are we supposed to stand up to him day to day, approaching him boldly with confidence to rebuke his attacks against us because God has our back? There are many...

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Tags: spiritual warfare, spiritual armor, satan, jesus, battle

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


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