STANDING FIRM, NOT GIVING WAY

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    “Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.” (Proverbs 25:26) A polluted well is no good to anyone.  Its function—to support life—has been compromised.  Like a trampled spring, a...

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PROVERBS 25:26 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Dec 19-26)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.” (Proverbs 25:26) In order to make the innocent a prey, righteous people must be compromised, because they will intervene out of love for...

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Tags: apathy, bribe, compromise, god, god's word, incentives, innocent, justice, love, righteous, satan, sin, stability, temptation, threaten, collude, pollute, weaken

STAND UP AND BE A WATCHMAN

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“Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11). It is an age-old question.  When we see evil, how should we respond?  Should we turn aside and avoid a confrontation?  How can we, when evil and...

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Tags: apathy, armor of god, collusion, complicity, defend, devil, evil, helpless, innocent, justice, love, neutral, prophet, righteous, schemes, sin, stand up, standing, watchman, wicked, word of god

EPHESIANS 6:11 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Dec 12-19)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11). When we see evil, how should we respond? Should we turn aside and avoid a confrontation? Evil and sinful acts...

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Tags: apathy, armor of god, defend, devil, evil, helpless, innocent, justice, love, neutral, prophet, righteous, schemes, sin, stand up, standing, watchman, wicked, word of god, complicity, collusion

THE MARTYRDOM OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

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“Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Romans 6:11). Early Christians had an idea that there were different types of martyrdom.  While they got a little carried away with their imaginations, the principle is Biblically sound in as...

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Tags: apathy, commandments, compassion, death, eternal death, evangelism, first commandment, gospel, great commission, love, martyr, martyrdom, second commandment

THE CHRISTIAN MIRACLE OF MARTYRDOM

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“When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained” (Revelation 6:9). Christians have an incomparable record of risking their lives to share their...

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Tags: apathy, commandments, compassion, death, evangelism, first commandment, gospel, great commission, love, martyr, martyrdom, second commandment, eternal death

REVELATION 6:9 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Nov 28-Dec 5)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained” (Revelation 6:9). Martyrdom - Christians have an...

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Tags: apathy, apostles, believers, command, compassion, death, despised, enemies, evangelism, first commandment, good news, gospel, great commission, jesus, jesús, lost, love, martyr, martyrdom, nate saint, patrick, salvation, second commandment, unbelievers, unloved, witness

LOVE AND KNOWLEDGE, NOT APATHY

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“Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). Scripturally, there is a balance in the Church between teaching, discernment, discipleship etc. and good works, acts of service, fellowship, acts of love, etc.  Imbalance is...

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Tags: agape, apathetic, apathy, compassion, compassionate, enthusiasm, knowledge, sympathy, understanding

MATTHEW 24:12 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Nov 14-21)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). Scripturally, there is a balance in the Church between teaching, learning, discernment, discipleship etc. and good works, acts of service...

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Tags: acts of service, agape, apathetic, apathy, church, compassion, discernment, discipleship, fellowship, good works, learning, love, sympathy, teaching, acts of love

UNRIGHTEOUS IN THE "LITTLE THINGS" - P1

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“He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much” (Luke 16:10). Culturally, a growing number of people are abandoning responsibility in the small and simple duties of life.  They...

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Tags: apathy, balaam, church, commitment, country, culture, faithful, family, great things, hubris, little things, ministry, narcissism, pride, responsibility, righteous, society, unfaithful, unrighteous, malevolence


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