OPPRESSION - FRUIT OF THE DEVIL - P1

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“For oppression makes a wise man mad, And a bribe corrupts the heart” (Eccl. 7:7). Have you been feeling oppressed in your daily walk?  What is oppression?  It is “the feeling of being heavily burdened [crushed], mentally, [emotionally, spiritually], or physically...

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Tags: love, joy, holy spirit, peace, anxiety, government, immorality, idolatry, goodness, faithfulness, patience, adversity, fruit of the spirit, works of the flesh, jealousy, kindness, gentleness, oppression, self control, sorcery, strife, disputes, drunkeness, troubled, factions, impurity, crushed, carousing, burdened, sensuality, enmities, outbursts of anger, dissensions

THE MYSTERY OF LAWLESSNESS - P1

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“And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will become cold” (Matthew 24:12).  Lawlessness is increasing, and at a record pace.  We see it in the hearts of anarchists who violate God’s Law when they tear at every human authority—looting...

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Tags: love, jesus, sin, god, culture, law, rebellion, leaders, nations, society, greatest commandment, neighbors, lawlessness, rulers, moral law, god's law, distrust, coldness

AMBASSADORS IN THE WORLD - 2020s Edition

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The New Year is almost upon us.  The end of one year and the beginning of the next is a natural and perfect time to reflect.  Who are we and where did we come from?  What are we doing here now?  Where are we going? After what we’ve experienced in 2020, it is timely...

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Tags: heaven, love, jesus, mercy, god, powers, fear, authority, government, conflict, obedience, exile, world, citizen, strangers, king jesus, citizenship, struggles, ambassadorship, ambassador, alien, rulers, sojourner, cold war, nazis, 2020, 2021

THE ROMANS ONE SPIRAL - P6

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“Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents” (Romans 1:30). We see in the story of Cain an illustration of Paul’s “Romans One Spiral”.  He exchanged the truth of God (personal responsibility for your...

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Tags: love, adam, evil, pride, husband, wife, unity, murder, satan, deception, division, lies, lie, eve, cain, violence, equality, responsibility, hate, self-confidence, personal responsibility, wickedness, self-worship, enmity, discord, prey, self-service

ROMANS 1:30 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Jun 17-24)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents” (Romans 1:30). We're continuing to look at the root causes behind strife and violence and this week, we'll be looking at the chief...

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Tags: love, unity, satan, division, enmity, discord

THE SOCIETAL HEDGE OF THE CHURCH - P7

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“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). Christ’s unmatched sacrifice of His life (in living and in death) is the example that practically transformed the western world and reformed it through the work of the Gospel in...

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Tags: love, sin, service, lust, self-control, god's will, selfish, dreams, passions, desires, hopes, self-sacrifice, self-will

JOHN 15:13 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Sep 25-Oct 2)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). We're continuing our study of how the Church is a societal hedge or foundation for a free and just society. This week, we're looking at the...

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Tags: love, sin, service, lust, self-control, god's will, selfish, dreams, passions, desires, hopes, self-sacrifice, self-will

THE SOCIETAL HEDGE OF THE CHURCH - P6

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“We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1 John 3:16). We’re continuing to study how the Church is a societal hedge or foundation for a free and just society.  This week, we’re looking at the...

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Tags: love, sin, service, lust, self-control, god's will, selfish, dreams, passions, desires, hopes, self-sacrifice, self-will

1 JOHN 3:16 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Sep 18-25)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1 John 3:16). We're continuing our study of how the Church is a societal hedge or foundation for a free and just society...

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Tags: love, sin, service, lust, self-control, god's will, selfish, dreams, passions, desires, hopes, self-sacrifice, self-will

THE SOCIETAL HEDGE OF THE CHURCH - P5

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“All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything” (1 Cor. 6:12). In our continuing study of how the Church is a societal hedge or foundation for a free and just society, we’re looking this...

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Tags: love, sin, service, lust, self-control, god's will, selfish, dreams, passions, desires, hopes, self-sacrifice, self-will

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