SEEK RESTORATION, NOT JUDGMENT

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“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted” (Gal. 6:1). There is a perception in the world today that Christians think they are better people than...

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Tags: children, father, god, jesus, judgment, lost, pharisee, reconciliation, repentance, restoration, righteousness, salvation, self-righteousness, sin, sinners

THE TRUE AND FAITHFUL WITNESS

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“He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true” (Jn. 3:33). In a simplified courtroom there are two main types of evidence presented to decide a verdict: EYE-WITNESS TESTIMONY and PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.  In each life, God delivers His eye-witness...

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Tags: atheist, circumstantial, court, creationist, deeds, evidence, faithful, gospel, guilt, jesus, judgment, physical evidence, righteousness, testimony, trial, true, witness, word, works

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - John 3:33 - (May 3-10)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true” (John 3:33). God speaks a great deal about His testimony and witness.  In a simplified courtroom picture there are two main types of evidence presented...

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Tags: atheist, circumstantial, court, creationist, deeds, evidence, faithful, gospel, guilt, jesus, judgment, righteousness, testimony, trial, true, witness, word, works, physical evidence

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE JUDGMENT

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“So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” (John 16:22) We have sorrows in this life as well as joys. Solomon reflected on this nature of the fallen creation when he said, “there is an...

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Tags: bad, creation, destruction, evil, fall, good, harm, hate, healing, hope, jesus, joy, judgment, loss, love, mercy, pain, pardon, restoration, salvation, seasons, sin, swore, word

What Sword Comes from Your Mouth?

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“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword” (Matthew 10:34 NASB). The inspired Word of God is this sword that Jesus said would cause division even in families when wielded by the Holy Spirit, for it is the “sword of the...

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Tags: bible, conviction, cut, division, holy spirit, jesus, judgment, mouth, peace, pierce, repent, repentance, salvation, save, scripture, speech, sword, sword of the spirit, tongue, unrepentance, word, word of god, words

Fire on the Earth

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“I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!” (Luke 12:49 NASB) The Holy Spirit is the presence of God on earth (Ex. 33:14).  God’s Spirit was in Eden, and continued to work God’s will in the fallen world to guide His plan of...

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Tags: body, body of christ, church, conviction, divide, division, eden, fire, hammer, holy spirit, israel, jesus, judgment, presence, prophets, righteousness, rock, separate, sin, spirit, sword, temple, test, try, trying, word, word of god

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Luke 12:49 - (Nov 2-9)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Luke 12:49.  Here, Jesus is referring to the Holy Spirit as the fire He came to cast on earth.  We know that the testimony of Jesus causes division between the saved and the unsaved (Luke 12:51-53).  The world persecutes the Believer...

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Tags: believer, burn, conviction, discern, fire, flame, god, gospel, holy spirit, jesus, judgment, purge, purify, refine, salvation, saved, spirit, sword, test, testimony, try, unbeliever, unsaved, witness, word

Patience in the Age of Grace

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“‘While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light.’ These things Jesus spoke, and He went away and hid Himself from them” (John 12:36). Today, we are living in what is called “the Church age” or “the age of...

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Tags: children, denial, gospel, grace, imitate, jesus, judgment, light, love, mercy, patience, peace, reconciliation, repentance, sons

Jesus, the Savior of Mankind - P5

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“Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8).   For the sake of his “splendor” (Ez. 28:17), satan would not serve...

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Tags: angels, condemnation, death, fulfillment, god's word, humility, jesus, judgment, lucifer, presumption, pride, rebellion, salvation, satan, service, sin, wisdom

Berean Lamp Devotional - the Humbling Nature of Sin

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“When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long” (Psalm 32:3 NASB). In the Church, “sin” is often treated like a dirty word. No one likes to talk about it in regards to the Christian life, because it makes us feel uncomfortable and...

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Tags: boastful pride of life, confession, confidence, exalted, flesh nature, humility, image, judgment, pride, sin, unconfessed

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