Berean Lamp Devotional - When Jesus Took Your Sins

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“At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’ which is translated, ‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?’” (Mark 15:34 NASB). Jesus had never been separated from His Father.  He told the Jews, “I and...

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Tags: christ, cross, death, father, god, jesus, pain, pardon, redemption, responsibility, sacrifice, separation, sin, struggle, suffering

Berean Lamp Devotional - Correct, Rebuke, Exhort, Admonish!

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“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching” (2 Timothy 4:2). We are told many times in Scripture to not judge one another.  At the same time, we are told to rebuke, correct, exhort, and admonish one...

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Tags: admonish, backgrounds, conscience, correct, exhort, god, holy spirit, jesus, judge, judgment, personalities, rebuke, reprove, word, word of god

Berean Lamp Devotional - Self-righteous Christians?

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“But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God” (Romans 14:10). Christians as a whole can often be a very judgmental lot, and harsh towards one another.  Why do we feel...

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Tags: eden, garden, god, heart, holy spirit, jesus, judgment, judgment seat of christ, judgmental, measuring, pride, self-righteous, sin

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - 1 Peter 4:19 - (Sep 24-Oct 1)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from 1 Peter, where we continue our look at connections between temptation, persecution, and suffering.  This week, we want to look at suffering specifically.  Why do we suffer in this life?  Where does all the pain and suffering come...

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Tags: corruption, cross, crown, death, devil, endurance, fall, god, jesus, redemption, reproach, rewards, satan, suffering, temptation, vain, sin rebellion

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Hebrews 12:3 - (Sep 3-9)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Hebrews 12, where we continue to look at the Bride and her relationship to her Lord.  In particular, we are called to consider what Jesus endured for us, when we struggle to endure our sanctification for Him.  Let's look at what Scripture says...

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Tags: betrothal, bride, bridegroom, choice, church, endurance, god, god's will, jesus, marriage, our will, sanctification

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (July 23-30)

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Our Memory Verse for this week continues in the context of Psalm 11, which we looked at last week.  Our memory verse is from Psalm 31.  Let's continue looking at what Scripture says about the foundations in the context of our lives today.  May we hold fast to the Rock of our...

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Tags: david, fortress, foundation, god, god's will, government, jesus, saul, trust

Berean Lamp Devotional - Foundations Assailed

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“If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3) We’re living in a time when the world is trying to change the context of what it means to be alive in a way we have never seen before.  Man is steadily working to bury the foundational...

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Tags: cornerstone, cross, destruction, evil, foundations, god, jesus, righteous, suppress, toil, destroy the foundation

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (July 9-16)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Mark 10:18, where Jesus sets the record straight that God alone is good.  Last week we looked at how Scripture clearly states that no man or woman is good, and how everyone bears guilt before God for their sins.  The only way to escape judgment...

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Tags: foundational, god, god's character, god's nature, good, unchanging, unfailing

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (July 2-9)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Romans 3:23, where Paul explains that man's situation before a Holy, Just, and Righteous God is hopeless without a Holy, Just, and righteous intercessor.  In our day and age it is increasingly important to have a good understanding of the context...

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Tags: god, intercession, jesus, justice, man, righteousness, salvation, sin, sin nature, the fall

Berean Lamp Devotional - God Cannot Lie

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“Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O Lord, God of truth” (Psalm 31:5). As a child, there comes a moment when we realize the power of deception to shape the perception of reality to benefit ourselves.  When people believe us, we shape their...

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Tags: church, enemy, eternal life, faithful, god, israel, jesus, lie, promise, ransom, testimony, truth, witness

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