Berean Lamp Devotional 49 - Every High Thing

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“But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves” (James 1:22). Few concepts in the Western Church today are more difficult to understand than Idolatry. This may be because most of the Scriptural passages concerning idolatry are in reference to...

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Tags: idolatry, idol, worship, honor, baal, delusion, jesus, first commandment

Memory Verse - (Oct 23-30)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from James 1, where we are warned not to delude ourselves into believing we can listen to the Word of God without carrying it out in our lives. Why is this a delusion? Well, sometimes in our lives there are things we possess, love, or pursue that the Word of...

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Tags: idolatry, delusion, idol, jesus, command

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

Memory Verse - (Oct 16-23)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Isaiah 47, where God addresses Babylon in her delusion that "no one sees" the evil she commits.  In our third Devotional on the topic of Delusion, we want to look at why "good" people do bad things.  Clever people can do evil in the darkness...

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Tags: delusion, secure, heart, light, darkness

Berean Lamp Devotional 47 - Willingly Deluded - Part 2

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“Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false” (2 Thessalonians 2:11 ESV). In this verse, God doesn’t say He will MAKE people believe a lie—He will ALLOW them to believe a lie, if they want to.  We saw last time that it...

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Tags: delusion, nakedness, justification, self-righteousness, covering, lies, darkness, light, jesus

Memory Verse - (Oct 2-9)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Paul's second letter to the Thessalonian Church, where he discusses the delusion God will send upon the world in the Last Days. As we saw last week, the first delusion in the Garden informs all other delusions since. We also saw that delusion is most...

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Tags: delusion, lie, cover, adam, eve, deception, light, darkness

Berean Lamp Devotional 46 - Willingly Deluded

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“For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever.  Amen” (Romans 1:25). We often think delusion comes against someone’s will, don’t we?  We see the poor chump caught in a game...

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Tags: delusion, lie, adam, eve, serpent, willing, cover, nakedness


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