THE SOCIETAL HEDGE OF THE CHURCH - P8

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“He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much” (Luke 16:10). Faithfulness is an essential service to those around us.  To be faithful means being loyal, constant, and steadfast...

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Tags: faith, jesus, god, trust, family, children, gospel, marriage, faithfulness, self-control, second commandment, america, neighbor, betrayal, society, self-sacrifice, responsibilities, tyranny, first commandment, faithlessness, anarchy

FEAR, THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM—Part 1

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“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7). We are told in Scripture to fear God and yet at the same time, we are told to not fear Him.  Is this a contradiction?  No, for there is no contradiction in...

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Tags: truth, sin, bible, gospel, david, fear, fall, death, face, jonah, fight, reality, job, deny, stress, hide, flight, safe, fantasy, threat, flee, horror, daze, disassociate, zone out

JOHN 17:17 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Apr 10-17)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17). Last week, we looked at Scriptures related to the fight and flight instinct in our two-part series. This week, we'll continue our study by looking more at Scripture related...

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REALITY - FIGHT OR FLIGHT? P1

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“Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom” (Psalm 51:6). Everyone has experienced the instinct to fight, flee, or disassociate at one time or another when faced with a perceived threat to their well-being.  These three...

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PSALM 51:6 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Apr 3-10)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom” (Psalm 51:6). Chances are everyone has experienced the fight-or-flight instinct at one time or another in their lives when faced...

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Tags: bible, david, daze, death, deny, face, fall, fantasy, fear, fight, flee, flight, gospel, hide, horror, job, jonah, reality, safe, sin, stress, threat, truth, disassociate, zone out

THE MARTYRDOM OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

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“Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Romans 6:11). Early Christians had an idea that there were different types of martyrdom.  While they got a little carried away with their imaginations, the principle is Biblically sound in as...

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Tags: apathy, commandments, compassion, death, eternal death, evangelism, first commandment, gospel, great commission, love, martyr, martyrdom, second commandment

THE CHRISTIAN MIRACLE OF MARTYRDOM

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“When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained” (Revelation 6:9). Christians have an incomparable record of risking their lives to share their...

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Tags: apathy, commandments, compassion, death, evangelism, first commandment, gospel, great commission, love, martyr, martyrdom, second commandment, eternal death

REVELATION 6:9 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Nov 28-Dec 5)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained” (Revelation 6:9). Martyrdom - Christians have an...

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Tags: apathy, apostles, believers, command, compassion, death, despised, enemies, evangelism, first commandment, good news, gospel, great commission, jesus, jesús, lost, love, martyr, martyrdom, nate saint, patrick, salvation, second commandment, unbelievers, unloved, witness

MATTHEW 19:14 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Aug 29 - Sep 5)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “But Jesus said, ‘Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these’” (Matthew 19:14). SERIES INTRO: In this Memory Verse for the Devotional Friday, we're...

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HOLY SPIRIT: LIBERATING WOMEN - P8

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“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). Today, many scholars, and even classically educated Christians, praise the culture and accomplishments of Greece and...

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Tags: christ, co-heir, equality, father, female, freedom, god, gospel, greece, heir, holy spirit, jesus, jesús, male, prostitution, rome, slave, slavery, slaves, sonship, woman, women

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