SIMPLICITY OF THE GOSPEL - P6 - Berean Lamp Devotional 181 - (Mar. 16-23)

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“But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3).   The Gospel for Salvation is very simple to understand—after all, Jesus came “to preach...

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OUR LONGING IS PURIFYING - P12

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“I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah” (Psalm 143:6). Our actions have a great deal to do with where our minds are at.  If our minds are on food, we are either looking for a tasty burger or we are eating a salad.  If we’re...

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Tags: bride, desire, distractions, husband, longing, marriage, purifying, temptations

PSALM 140:13 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Dec 20-27)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is:   “Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name; The upright will dwell in Your presence” (Psalm 140:13).   This is the ELEVENTH Memory Verse in our series looking at our reality as the Bride of Christ to better...

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Tags: bride, bridegroom, church, fellowship, holy spirit, husband, jesus, marriage, presence, relationship, wife

1 JOHN 1:9 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Dec 13-20)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is:   “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).   This is the TENTH Memory Verse in our series looking at our reality as the Bride of...

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Tags: bride, bridegroom, confessing, fellowship, forgiveness, honesty, husband, jesus, marriage, relationship, sharing, sin, trust, truth, wife

TAKING THE STIGMA OF HIS NAME - P9

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“You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved” (Matthew 10:22). Once married, a woman was traditionally united with the identity of her husband and all that his name stood for in the world.  Sometimes this union...

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Tags: husband, marriage, name, reputation, shame, stigma, unity, wife

TAKING HIS NAME AS HER OWN - P8

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“You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved” (Matthew 10:22). Traditionally, a bride takes the name of her husband when she marries him—she identifies with her husband’s identity, receives his name as her...

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Tags: bride, father, husband, identity, inheritance, marriage, name, purpose, reputation, son, wife

MATTHEW 10:22 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Nov 15-22)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved” (Matthew 10:22). This is the EIGHTH Memory Verse in our series looking at our reality as the Bride of Christ to better...

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GOOD WORKS IN HIS HOUSEHOLD - P7

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“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). In traditional marriage, husbands often provided the house and the living for their wives.  Wives filled the house with good works...

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Tags: bride, church, discipleship, fruit, fruit of the spirit, good works, holy spirit, home, house, husband, life, living, marriage, provision, wives, woman, women, works

EPHESIANS 2:10 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Nov 8-15)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). This is the seventh Memory Verse in our series looking at our reality as the Bride of...

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Tags: bride, bridegroom, christ, good works, house, household, household of faith, husband, jesus, marriage, wife, works

CHRIST, OUR PROVIDER - P6

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“For the Lord your God is He who fights for you, just as He promised you” (Joshua 23:10b). In traditional Jewish marriage, husbands provided protection and a living for their wives, and there were few, if any, avenues for wives to provide for themselves.  This meant that under...

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Tags: contenment, discontentment, expectations, god, husband, jesus, love, marriage, provider, provision, trust, wife

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