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

Berean Lamp Devotional 43 - Faithless Consumerism

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“For the word of the Lord is upright, And all His work is done in faithfulness” (Psalm 33:4). Why are we becoming an increasingly faithless society?  Why are we so ill-committed to the things we promise to see through—even as “Christians?”  Why are we...

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Tags: faithless, faithful, commitment, consumerism, materialism, god, jesus, salvation

Memory Verse - (September 4-11)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Psalm 33. Here, we read that God is faithful, and His Word is faithful. What does faithfulness and commitment mean to a materialistic, consumer-driven culture? Has the way our society looks at "things" gotten into how we look at people and God? How is...

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Tags: faithfulness, commitment, consumerism, materialism, god, salvation

Berean Lamp Devotional 39 - Cast Upon God from Birth

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“But for all this, you did not trust the Lord your God” (Deuteronomy 1:32). As humans, we are concerned for our welfare and the welfare of what we love.  We spend a lot of time pondering decisions in life.  We do this because we like to think we "make our way" in the...

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Tags: infant, child, trust, faith, david, king, god, jesus, sin

Memory Verse - (July 31 - August 7)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Deuteronomy 1:32, where God admonishes Israel for not trusting Him. So often men believe that they are responsible for their own destiny. They think their lives are in their hands. How often we forget that as infants, we were all forced to trust upon God...

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Tags: child, trust, faith, mother, god

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