TRUE WORSHIP - "SELF" SACRIFICE

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“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship” (Romans 12:1).   How do you worship God? With hymns and praise songs? Do you know that all things in...

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Tags: desires, god's will, idolatry, idols, jesus, rebellion, sacrifice, self-fulfillment, self-will, self-worship, sin, worship

Berean Lamp Devotional - Our Sin is Like Divination

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“For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He has also rejected you from being king” (1 Samuel 15:23 ESV). So often, we see our sin as beginning and ending in us.  We don’t...

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Tags: breathe, corruption, divination, god's word, idolatry, inspiration, jesus, lucifer, rebellion, satan, sin, will, word, breth

Idolatry - Nov/Dec Cover 2014

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Below is the cover for the November/December Newsletter on Idolatry.  I intended it to be pretty straightforward as an illustration of the verse 1 Corinthians 3:17: "If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy Him, for the temple of God is Holy, and that is what you are." In the...

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Tags: idolatry, spiritual darkness

Berean Lamp Devotional - A House of Prayer

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“And to those who were selling the doves He said, ‘Take these things away; stop making My Father’s house a place of business.’” (John 2:16). Jesus drove the lenders, sellers, and business people out of the Jewish Temple because the Temple was to be a Holy...

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Tags: temple, body, holy spirit, jesus, idolatry, business, commerce

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 - Keep Watch and Pray

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“‘Surely as a woman treacherously departs from her lover, so you have dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel,’ declares the Lord” (Jeremiah 3:20). Many people attend Church and take Christ’s name as there own—they go through the motions and may even...

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Tags: marriage, love, idolatry, adultery, faithfulness, jesus

Memory Verse - (Oct 30-Nov 6)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Jeremiah 3, where God compares Israel to an unfaithful partner because of its idolatry. God uses the image of marriage throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament to describe how He sees His relationship with Israel and the Church...

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Tags: marriage, idolatry, adultery, relationship, jesus

Berean Lamp Devotional 49 - Every High Thing

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“But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves” (James 1:22). Few concepts in the Western Church today are more difficult to understand than Idolatry. This may be because most of the Scriptural passages concerning idolatry are in reference to...

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Tags: idolatry, idol, worship, honor, baal, delusion, jesus, first commandment

Memory Verse - (Oct 23-30)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from James 1, where we are warned not to delude ourselves into believing we can listen to the Word of God without carrying it out in our lives. Why is this a delusion? Well, sometimes in our lives there are things we possess, love, or pursue that the Word of...

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Tags: idolatry, delusion, idol, jesus, command


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