RENEWING OUR VOWS - P2

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I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service” (1 Timothy 1:12).  When Christ took Communion with His disciples, He was establishing a covenant with them—a betrothal covenant between Himself and His Church...

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Tags: accountable, betrothal, bride, commitment, communion, covenant, deeds, god, husband, jesus, jesús, marriage, responsibility, vow, vows, wife, works

YOU ARE BETROTHED TO CHRIST - P1

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  “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:3 NASB). Jesus and His Apostles referred often to betrothal and marriage as describing the bond between Christ and the Church, and it is...

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Tags: betrothal, holy spirit, husband, marriage, pledge, relationship, sanctification, sanctified, sanctify, spirit, wedding, wife

SUFFERING WITH CHRIST

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“For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day” (2 Timothy 1:12 NASB). Hardships, afflictions, and trials come in every Believer’s...

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Tags: affliction, anger, betrothal, betrothed, bitterness, bride, church, frustration, god, hardship, jesus, job, knowing, return of christ, return of jesus, revelation, seeing, suffering, trial, weakness

A Devoted Bride

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“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV). All Believers are still tempted to sin.  We sin when we act on the rebellious arguments of the flesh against the knowledge...

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Jesus - God's Union with Man

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“Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God” (Romans 7:4 NASB). God came to earth in Jesus to suffer and be tempted in...

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Berean Lamp Devotional - Enduring Our Betrothal

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“For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” (Hebrews 12:3). God knew the Church would have need of encouragement during her betrothal (or sanctification) period, while she is still separated from Jesus...

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Tags: betrothal, bride, bridegroom, change, church, discontent, endurance, enduring, jesus, justification, marriage, preparation, salvation, sanctification, suffering, waiting

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Hebrews 12:3 - (Sep 3-9)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Hebrews 12, where we continue to look at the Bride and her relationship to her Lord.  In particular, we are called to consider what Jesus endured for us, when we struggle to endure our sanctification for Him.  Let's look at what Scripture says...

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Tags: betrothal, bride, bridegroom, choice, church, endurance, god, god's will, jesus, marriage, our will, sanctification

Berean Lamp Devotional - Child of God, Bride of Christ

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“Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready” (Revelation 19:7). God uses many metaphors to describe the Believer, including “sheep.”  Now, we aren’t actually sheep, but we...

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Tags: adoption, betrothal, bride, bridegroom, child of god, divorce, glorification, jesus, justification, sanctification, wedding

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Revelation 19:7 - (Aug 27-Sep 3)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Revelation 19, where we see that Christ will be married to His Church.  In this week's devotional we want to continue to look at how God sees the Believer, providing context to spiritual topics that are often plagued by complexity and...

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Tags: betrothal, bride, bridegroom, glorification, jesus, justification, lamb, marriage, sanctification, wedding

Berean Lamp Devotional - Meditation?

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“I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways” (Psalm 119:15). Contemplative prayer and meditation is becoming more popular in the Church every day it seems.  These teachings are dangerous because they are unbiblical: Scripture does not teach us to...

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