SENT OUT FROM CLOSED DOORS

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“So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace be with you’” (John 20:19). The night after Jesus&rsquo...

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Tags: jesus, gospel, fear, spirit, death, disciples, believers, preach, confidence, indoors, loved ones, closed doors, great comission, stay home, resureection

JOHN 20:19 - Berean Lamp Devotional 264 - (Apr 15-22)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace be with you’” (John...

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Tags: family, resurrection, gospel, fear, government, death, disciples, great commission, danger, inside, fearless, shut in, punisgment

HEBREWS 4:10 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (April 8-15)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His” (Hebrews 4:10). Last time, we studied how Elijah though that he had failed God since his works were not enough to save Israel from...

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Tags: jesus, christ, gospel, work, salvation, spirit, elijah, rest, sabbath, good works, working

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

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

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

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