BALAAM IS ALIVE AND WELL

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“But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality” (Revelation 2:14). Imagine a fortified...

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Tags: america, balaam, church, conquer, countries, creed, culture, dissention, factions, false teaching, flesh, freedom, government, license, lusts of the flesh, marxist, politics, race, satan, sin, society, works of the flesh, entice, weaken ineefective

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

WHAT IS THE POINT OF GOD'S LAW? - P1

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“Because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin” (Rom. 3:20). The question of what God’s Law is and its relationship to the Believer has been a topic of confusion in the Church from the beginning. ...

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Tags: faith, flesh, god, justification, law, righteousness, salvation, self-righteousness, works

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - MATTHEW 5:18 - (May 17-24)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin” (Romans 3:20). The Law and a Believer's position to it has caused confusion in the Church from the...

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Tags: faith, flesh, god, justification, law, righteousness, salvation, self-righteousness, works

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Philippians 3:7 - (Jan 18-25)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Philippians 3:7. Here Paul explains how much pride and confidence he could take in his heritage and training - the sense of accomplishment he could have relied on in his former "career" as a Pharisee, but he exchanged all this for Jesus, "for Whom I have...

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Tags: challenges, child, children, desires, difficulties, discipline, father, flesh, frustration, inheritance, jesus, loss, parenting, paul, phases, rebellion, resentment, rights, rubbish, suffering, tantrum, pout

Jesus - Infinite God in Flesh

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“Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, ‘Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for Me’” (Hebrews 10:5 NASB). Only God is infinitely Holy and righteous: “the Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just...

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Tags: atonement, body, death, eden, fall, flesh, god, good, holy, infinite, jesus, man, perfect, price, redemption, sacrifice, separation, sin, expunge

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Hebrews 10:5 - (Dec 21-28)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Hebrews 10:5, where Jesus prophecies that He would come among mankind in a body of flesh and blood. Last week, we looked at the triune nature of God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This week, as we prepare for Christmas, let's look at the mystery of how...

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Tags: angels, bridge, eden, flesh, god, god's son, gulf, holy, infinite, jesus, man, pay, price, redeem, requirement, righteous, sacrifice, sin, trinity, triune

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Matthew 10:34 - (Nov 9-16)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Matthew 10:34, where Jesus says He came into the world to bring a sword that would cause division between people.  Swords are instruments of war - they cut through resistance and bring judgment upon enemies.   Jesus was referring to the...

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Tags: conviction, cut, discern, divide, fire, flesh, god, hell fire, holy spirit, jesus, mouth, refine, repentant, salvation, sin, spirit, sword, sword of the spirit, test, tongue, unrepentant, word, word of god, words

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Revelation 11:15 - (Sep14-21)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Revelation 11:15. This is the sixth 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. This week, we're continuing our...

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Tags: adoption, belief, blood, children, eternity, flesh, god's word, grace, heart, holy spirit, jesus, lucifer, millennium, mystery, presumption, rebellion, revelation, salvation, satan, sons of god

Berean Lamp Devotional - Self-control, A Fruit of the Spirit

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“A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls” (Proverbs 25:28 ESV). Our thought-life is more important than we think. Sure, maybe you keep from committing the sin you are thinking about, but you still are thinking about it. Is that so bad? Its not...

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Tags: alcohol, divination, double minded, flesh, fruit of the spirit, heart, holy spirit, imagination, lucifer, mind, old age, pain, rebellion, satan, self control, stress, thoughts, will power

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