THE OPPRESSION OF BETRAYAL - P3

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“Destruction is in her midst; Oppression and deceit do not depart from her streets” (Ps. 55:11) David likely wrote Psalm 55 in reference to his friend and counselor Ahithophel, who betrayed him in his greatest need, “for it is not an enemy who reproaches me, Then I could bear...

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Tags: betray, betrayal, entrust, family, forgiveness, friends, god, harms, jesus, jesús, oppression, reliance, sin, trust, works of the flesh

PSALM 55:11 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Feb 27-Mar 6)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Destruction is in her midst; Oppression and deceit do not depart from her streets” (Ps. 55:11) David likely wrote Psalm 55 in reference to his friend and counselor Ahithophel, who betrayed him in his greatest need. The very next...

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Tags: betray, betrayal, entrust, family, friends, god, harms, oppression, reliance, sin, trust, works of the flesh

OPPRESSION—FRUIT OF THE DEVIL—P1

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“For oppression makes a wise man mad, And a bribe corrupts the heart” (Eccl. 7:7). Have you been feeling oppressed in your daily walk?  What is oppression?  It is “the feeling of being heavily burdened [crushed], mentally, [emotionally, spiritually], or physically...

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Tags: anxiety, church, comforter, devil, family, fear, friends, fruit, fruit of the spirit, government, harm, holy spirit, neighbors, oppress, oppressed, oppression, persecution, satan, sin, works of the flesh

ECCLESIASTES 7:7 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Feb 13-20)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “For oppression makes a wise man mad, And a bribe corrupts the heart” (Ecclesiastes 7:7). Do you feel oppressed? If you are a Believer, you will face oppression in this life, for the Church is always under oppression from within and...

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Tags: accuser, burden, bürden, devil, emotional, family, father, friend, fruit, fruit of the spirit, god, government, heaviness, help, hope, injustice, justice, mental, neighbor, nourishment, oppressed, oppression, persecution, physical, reliance, satan, society, spiritual, trust, weight

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

MATTHEW 10:22 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Nov 15-22)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved” (Matthew 10:22). This is the EIGHTH Memory Verse in our series looking at our reality as the Bride of Christ to better...

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Tags: bride, bridegroom, family, god, husband, jesus, marriage, name, wife

Berean Lamp Ministry Update

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Hello, everyone,   We wanted to give you a Berean Lamp Ministry update. We are taking a two-week break from our weekly Memory Verses and Devotionals while we work on our bi-monthly Newsletter publication. Unfortunately, this falls in the middle of our Devotional Series looking at God's Law...

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Tags: bloodlines, creation, family, family tree, god, june, newsletter, spiritual

Family Matters

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“Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me” (Psalm 41:9). Family should be a place of safety. But because of sin, it is often a place of persecution for the Believer. Sometimes in obeying God’s will as a Believer, our friends...

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Tags: church, division, family, family of god, god's will, god's word, holy spirit, injury, jesus, persecution, sin, the word, will

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Psalm 41:9 - (July 13-20)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Psalm 41:9, where David recounts the deep injury he experienced from a "believing" friend.  Injury and persecution can come to us within our families and friendships because of man's fallen sin nature.  Satan loves to attack deep into what...

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Tags: believers, conflict, desire, division, family, god, god's word, holy spirit, injury, interests, jesus, obedience, persecution, scripture, sin, will

No Honor in Your Own Home

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“And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household’” (Matthew 13:57 NASB). Men have always been born under the power of “blood” relations, the will of the flesh, and the will...

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Tags: blood, community, desires, dishonor, embarrassment, expectations, family, god, harassment, heavenly father, honor, jesus, persecution, power, rejection, relations, shame, society, the father, will, offesne

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