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

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (May 14-21)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Colossians, where Paul instructs us to "season" our speech with grace, so we will know how to respond to people. Is this how we speak to one another? Often, we season our speech with skepticism, judgment, frustration, correction, etc. Everyone is...

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Tags: god, holy spirit, jesus, knowledge, speech, the word, words, fruitless discussion

Berean Lamp Devotional - There Are No Careless Words with God

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“But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36 NASB). Many of us grew up on the maxim: “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”  Many Christians...

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Tags: careless words, carelessness, creation, glory, god, initiative, jesus, sin, speech, word of god, words, flesh nature

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (May 7-14)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from the book of Matthew, where Jesus warns that people will be judged for every careless word that they speak. We don't often think of our careless words as being "that bad," and we have a general attitude that words are the lesser of all evils, but...

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Tags: advantage, glory, god, jesus, self, sin, speech, word of god, words

Berean Lamp Devotional - Speaking the Words of God

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“I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me” (John 8:28b NASB). Jesus patiently explained that each and every word He spoke came from His Father and not Himself: “He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit...

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Tags: god, heart, holy spirit, imitation, inspiration, jesus, pharisees, prophecy, speech, testimony

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (April 30-May 7)

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Our Memory Verses for this week comes from the Gospel according to John where Jesus explains that no word that He speaks comes from Himself. Have we ever stopped to consider this? We are to emulate Christ. How often do you or I speak words other than what we have been taught by our Lord and...

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Tags: god, imitate, jesus, speech, word of god, words

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