IS GRACE AN EXCUSE TO SIN?

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“What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?” (Romans 6:1). Salvation by grace through faith alone does not give Believers a “license to sin,” as some false teachers...

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Tags: adoption, changed, child, dependent, eternal life, excuse, fruit of the spirit, god's household, grace, indwelt, jesus, justification, law, nature, new creation, new creature, righteousness, salvation, sanctification, sin, slaves

ROMANS 6:1 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (July 5-12)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace mayincrease? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live init?” (Romans 6:1). This is the FOURTH in our series looking at the Law of God and how itrelates to...

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Tags: adopted, born again, children of god, faith, fruit of the spirit, god's household, grace, guardian, holy spirit, justification, license, manager, nature, position, righteousness, salvation, sanctification, sin

ARE YOU JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW?

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“Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith” (Galatians 3:24 NASB). Many people today still maintain that we must live by aspects of the Mosaic Law to partake of Salvation. For example, they say we must keep the Sabbath, observe...

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Tags: conscience, holy spirit, jesus, justification, law, legalism, moral law, mosaic law, righteousness, salvation

WHAT IS THE POINT OF GOD'S LAW? - P1

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“Because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin” (Rom. 3:20). The question of what God’s Law is and its relationship to the Believer has been a topic of confusion in the Church from the beginning. ...

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Tags: faith, flesh, god, justification, law, righteousness, salvation, self-righteousness, works

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - MATTHEW 5:18 - (May 17-24)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin” (Romans 3:20). The Law and a Believer's position to it has caused confusion in the Church from the...

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Tags: faith, flesh, god, justification, law, righteousness, salvation, self-righteousness, works

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Isaiah 61:1 - (Oct 12-19)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Isaiah 61:1. Here, we're looking at the Biblical context for the good news to all humanity through Jesus Christ for our salvation from death, redemption from slavery to sin, reconciliation to God, and justification before Him. Before the Fall, man was...

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Tags: condemnation, death, eden, eternal life, faith, fall, god, holy, jesus christ, justification, justified, justify, reconciliation, redemption, salvation, separation, sin, law, the law, works

Berean Lamp Memory verse - Job 4:18 - (Aug 24-31)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Job 4:18.  This is the third Memory Verse in our Devotional series looking at God's eternal purpose for mankind and how that relates to Lucifer's fall and his activities as satan, "the accuser" of mankind today.  Scripture gives us some good...

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Tags: abel, accuse, accuser, angels, cain, christ, condemn, condemnation, deeds, devil, disobedience, disobey, god, god's word, jesus, job, justification, justify, liar, lucifer, murderer, persecution, rebel, rebellion, righteousness, salvation, satan, sin, temptation, thief

Berean Lamp Devotional - What Sort of People Are We?

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“Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness” (2 Peter 3:11 NASB). It is true that “the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever” (1 John...

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Tags: children, conduct, father, good works, heirs, holy spirit, inheritance, justification, maturing, purification, sanctification, sons, works

Berean Lamp Devotional - Who's Foundation? What Context?

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“For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:11 NASB). Context is crucial in growing your understanding of something—it is the only sure foundation upon which to build and increase your knowledge.  Without the...

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Tags: bride of christ, building, church, context, experiences, feelings, foundation, god's word, intellect, jesus, justification, resurrection, salvation, sanctification, sons of god

Berean Lamp Devotional - Sacrifice vs. Obedience

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“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams” (1 Samuel 15:22b ESV). We see King Saul here getting a pretty tough message from the Prophet...

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Tags: disobedience, god's word, justification, obedience, personal sacrifice, rebellion, sacrifice, self-justification, sin, the word of god, compensate

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