Posts by Nathan Warner

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

Memory Verse - Matthew 6:21 - May 1-8

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Matthew chapter 6 where Jesus is preaching His Sermon on  the Mount. We have been studying God's Word concerning the Judgment Seat of Christ and the gifts and rewards available to Believers in our Thursday night Bible Study. As we continue our study...

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Tags: treasure, heart, jesus, judgment, reward

Berean Lamp Devotional 26 - Treasure in Heaven

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“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19). We have all had treasures in our lives—things we stored away in safe places and delighted in. When I was a child my greatest treasures had to...

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Tags: treasure, inheritance, lineage, ancestry, child of god, family, adoption

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