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

Berean Lamp Devotional - Seeing the Crown in the Struggle

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“Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:10). I’m sure there were a lot of healthy, wealthy, and “wise&rdquo...

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Tags: struggle, difficulty, weakness, power, god, crowns, rewards, potential, problem

Berean Lamp Devotional - Trust God, Test the Spirits

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“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 1:18). We often brush over the immense weight of this verse at Christmas time. Mary, a young woman...

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Tags: christmas, mary, jesus, pregnant, execution, death, shame, fear, trust, god

Berean Lamp Devotional - Wait Not for the Human Spirit

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“But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation.  My God will hear me” (Micah 7:7). Someone who doesn’t wait on the Spirit of God for Salvation waits on some other spirit—perhaps the spirit of Allah, Krishna, Buddha...

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Tags: human spirit, humanism, transhumanism, lucifer, death, powerlessness, eternal life, omnipotence, god, jesus, salvation, grace, waiting, change

Memory Verse - (Nov 20-27)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Micah. Micah understood that salvation from our fallen state (death and powerlessness) is not something man can strive after - it is something given by God. Mankind today, more than ever is seeking after its own salvation, but as Believers, we know that...

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Tags: salvation, eternal life, death, immortality, omnipotence, god, jesus, lucifer

Memory Verse - (Nov 6-13)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from the Gospel according to John, where we read that Jesus drove out all the "business" that had been brought into the Temple.  We often apply this passage to pastors and teachers who bring business models and sales into their church, but there is a...

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Tags: idolatry, holiness, temple, god, jesus

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