THE SOCIETAL HEDGE OF THE CHURCH - P4

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“To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing” (1 Peter 3:8-9). Jesus&rsquo...

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1 PETER 3:8-9 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Sep 4-11)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit...

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THE SOCIETAL HEDGE OF THE CHURCH - P3

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“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). As we continue our study of the Church as a societal hedge or foundation for a free and just society, let’s turn our attention to Jesus’ command for us to “love our...

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THE CONTENTMENT ANTIDOTE

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“For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either” (1 Timothy 6:7). Discontentment is a serious danger. It is at the core of Balaam’s stumbling block, and what his disciples employ today. By “enticing unstable souls...they entice by...

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Tags: astray, balaam, content, contentment, culture, deception, discontent, discontentment, entitlement, flesh, holy spirit, jesus, life, salvation, works of the flesh

MATHEW 23:13 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Apr 18-25)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is:   “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in” (Matthew...

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Tags: authorities, blind, deception, experts, gateway, god's word, guides, jesus, mafia, pharisees, searching, slavery, vulnerable, weak

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - James 4:7 - (Sep 21-28)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from James 4:7.  This is the seventh Memory Verse in our Devotional series looking at God's eternal purpose for mankind and how that relates to Lucifer's fall and his activities as satan, "the accuser" of mankind today.  We've been looking at the...

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Tags: condemnation, deception, devil, disguise, god, humility, jesus, lies, oppression, persecution, salvation, satan, schemes, sin, submit, temptations, incite, exhalt

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (May 28-June4)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Psalm 31:5, where David commits his spirit to God, Who he says has ransomed him. He trusts God with his soul because he says God is a God of truth, and God said He would ransom Him. We often quote the verse, "with God all things are possible" (Matthew...

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Tags: deception, enemy, eternal life, faithful, god cannot lie, jesus, lie, promises, redeemer, testimony, transgression, truth, witness

Berean Lamp Devotional - How Do You Know?

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“O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called ‘knowledge’ ” (1 Timothy 6:20 NASB). Have you ever stopped to consider just how much of what you “know” comes from what...

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Tags: chatter, deception, hear, holy spirit, knowledge, lies, listen, speech, words

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (May 21-28)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from 1 Timothy, where Paul instructs him to guard the Gospel that has been given to him, avoiding vain speech and what the world calls "knowledge." True knowledge can sometimes be tough for us to differentiate from false knowledge. Even as Believers, we...

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Tags: deceit, deception, false prophets, false witness, gospel, hearing, holy spirit, information, jesus, knowledge, lies, truth, words, fasle apostles, false knowledge, worldly chatter, empty chatter

Berean Lamp Devotional 48 - Willingly Deluded - Part 3

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“You felt secure in your wickedness and said, ‘No one sees me,’ Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you” (Isaiah 47:10a). While in college, I met a lot of “good” people and everyone I met told me that people “are generally...

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Tags: delusion, facade, deception, heart, wickedness

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