Berean Lamp Devotional 46 - Willingly Deluded

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“For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever.  Amen” (Romans 1:25). We often think delusion comes against someone’s will, don’t we?  We see the poor chump caught in a game...

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Tags: delusion, lie, adam, eve, serpent, willing, cover, nakedness

Memory Verse - (Sep 25-Oct 2)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Paul's letter to the Romans, where we will be studying to see if we can learn anything about why people believe delusions and lies. What can we learn from the first delusion that informs all delusions since? What was that delusion all about, anyway? Are...

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Tags: deception, lies, delusions, truth, adam, eve, serpent, devil

Berean Lamp Devotional - Self Help or Dying to Self?

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“Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool” (Proverbs 28:26a). Pastors and ministries have failed generations by preaching different gospels than The Gospel. This is no slight matter for Paul declared, “even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel...

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Tags: self help, self improvement, self, self denial, dying to self, crucified with christ, laying down self, flesh, gospel, jesus

Memory Verse (September 18-25)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Proverbs, where we see that we should not trust in our own minds, but that we must put all our trust and hope in the grace of God. Unfortunately, many churches and ministries preach a "self-help" or "self-improvement" gospel, in which we are to "work out...

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Tags: self help, self improvement, i, me, self, cross, laying down self, gospel, false teachers, flesh

Berean Lamp Devotional 44 - The Word That Grabs Our Attention

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“O land, land, land, Hear the word of the Lord!” (Jeremiah 22:29) In a republic or a democracy, there are many, many leaders who give competing, dissenting words on any given issue.  As a result, we probably don’t pay as much attention to the voices in our government as...

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Tags: word of god, word of men, hitler, mao, eternal life, jesus

Memory Verse - (September 11-18)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Jeremiah 22 where Jeremiah fervently appeals to Israel to hear the Word of the Lord.  You can feel Jeremiah's righteous frustration with the stubborn people around him - how they will not respond to the word of their God and creator.  Doesn't...

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Tags: word of god, isaiah, jesus

Berean Lamp Devotional 43 - Faithless Consumerism

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“For the word of the Lord is upright, And all His work is done in faithfulness” (Psalm 33:4). Why are we becoming an increasingly faithless society?  Why are we so ill-committed to the things we promise to see through—even as “Christians?”  Why are we...

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Tags: faithless, faithful, commitment, consumerism, materialism, god, jesus, salvation

Memory Verse - (September 4-11)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Psalm 33. Here, we read that God is faithful, and His Word is faithful. What does faithfulness and commitment mean to a materialistic, consumer-driven culture? Has the way our society looks at "things" gotten into how we look at people and God? How is...

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Tags: faithfulness, commitment, consumerism, materialism, god, salvation


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