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

Berean Lamp Devotional - Who Decides What's Right and Wrong?

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“Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts” (Proverbs 21:2). In the Garden of Eden, satan (by the serpent) told Adam and Eve that if they but ate of the forbidden fruit, they would “be like God, knowing good and evil” (Genesis...

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Tags: dark, eden, evil, garden, god, good, jesus, judgment, knowledge of good and evil, light, right, satan, serpent, tree, wrong

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Apr 16-23)

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Our Memory Verses for this week comes from Proverbs 21:2 where we learn that each man sees his way as right, but God judges all hearts. This is at the very core of what happened in the Garden of Eden. Do we see this in our culture today? Everywhere we look we see people championing moral...

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Tags: dark, eden, evil, garden, god, good, jesus, judgment, knowledge of good and evil, light, right, satan, serpent, tree, wrong

Berean Lamp Devotional - The Accuser

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“For the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night” (Revelation 12:10b). Just as satan accuses Believers before God day and night, he also accuses God before each of us: “Now the serpent...said to the woman, ‘Indeed...

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Tags: accuse, belief, david, devil, faith, false testimony, god, jesus, job, pain, satan, suffering, temptation, trial, trust

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Mar 26-Apr 2)

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Our Memory Verses for this week comes from Revelation 12 where John hears that satan has been cast down to earth, and it is stated that satan accuses Believers before God day and night.  Many of us know this.  What may not be as obvious to us is that satan also accuses God before man...

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Tags: accuser, god, lies, satan, tempt, trust, word

Intro to PRAISE Newsletter Theme

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Submission Deadline: March 29, 2015. Publication: April 7, 2015. God desires praise. Two Hebrew words often translated as Praise mean “praise, give thanks, or confess, and to sing praise.” A third word translated “praise” is halal (the root of hallelujah), meaning...

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Tags: difficulty, eternity, glory, god, inheritance, intro, jesus, joy, newsletter, pain, praise, sacrifice, struggle, suffering, ungrateful

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