GALATIANS 6:1 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (July 12-19)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is:   “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted” (Galatians 6:1 NIV).   There is an unfortunate...

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Tags: better, children, confess, father, fruit, holy spirit, reconciliation, repent, restoration, restore, self-righteous, sin

EXCEEDING THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN

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“For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:20 NASB). Some have maintained that Jesus is saying we need to keep ourselves righteous to enter Heaven, or similarly that we must make...

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Tags: believe, bondage, christ, confess, credited, flesh, grace, imputed, jesus, jews, law, pharisees, riches, righteousness, salvation, self-righteousness, sin, wealth, legalisms

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - 1 John 1:8 - (Oct 26-Nov 3)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from 1 John 1:8.  There are some Christians who claim that having received the Holy Spirit, they can no longer sin. They argue that since they were born-again, they are completely under the direction of the Holy Spirit now. Having made this assertion...

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Tags: abusive, arrogance, communion, confess, continue in sin, forgive, practice sin, pride, sanctification, self-righteous, sin, struggle with sin

Looking for a Scapegoat?

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“For no guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me. Arouse Yourself to help me, and see!” (Psalm 59:4 NASB) Like David’s enemies here, our first reaction when things aren’t going well is often to search for someone else to blame, rather than admit any...

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Tags: accusation, accuse, blame, confess, exalted, fear, humble, humility, jesus, pride, rejection, scapegoat, sin, whipping boy, gulit

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Psalm 32:3 - (June 15-22)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Psalm 32:3.  Here, David relates how he felt when he was trying to conceal or ignore his sin.  We see in the following verses that he humbled himself and confessed his sin to the Lord and the Lord forgave him the guilt of his sin.  We...

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Tags: conceal, confess, confession, conviction, darkness, exalt, holy spirit, humble, humility, ignore, inadequate, light, sin, shrink back

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - 2 Peter 3:11 - (Apr 20-27)

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Our Memory Verse for our Devotional this Friday comes from 2 Peter 3:11.  Here, Peter asks the question, "What sort of people ought we to be" as Believers living NOW in this world?  This is a good question for our walk in this world today.  Peter asks the question in the context...

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Tags: conduct, confess, destroy, fruit, godliness, heir, holy spirit, inheritance, life, millennium, scripture, sin, walk, works, world

Berean Lamp Devotional - Do You Trust God with Your Sin?

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“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 NASB). God’s call to the unbelieving world is to “repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of...

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Tags: adoption, change, confess, fear, forgiveness, holy spirit, jesus, judgment, love, new creature, repent, sanctification, sin, trust, practising sin


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