THE SOCIETAL HEDGE OF THE CHURCH - P4

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“To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing” (1 Peter 3:8-9). Jesus&rsquo...

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1 PETER 3:8-9 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Sep 4-11)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit...

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THE SOCIETAL HEDGE OF THE CHURCH - P3

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“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). As we continue our study of the Church as a societal hedge or foundation for a free and just society, let’s turn our attention to Jesus’ command for us to “love our...

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DWELLING IN HIS PRESENCE - P11

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“Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name; The upright will dwell in Your presence” (Psalm 140:13). Your “presence” in your spouse’s life is crucial for your relationship to be anything but a formality.  Presence means you make available everything...

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Tags: bride, bridegroom, character, darkness, fellowship, holy spirit, husband, intimacy, jesus, light, nature, presence, wife

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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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

Jesus - God's Union with Man

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“Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God” (Romans 7:4 NASB). God came to earth in Jesus to suffer and be tempted in...

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Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Romans 7:4 - (Jan 11-18)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Romans 7:4.  Jesus is the union of God-the-Word and man (John 1).  His nature as God has never changed and He possesses an equal nature to the Father.  At the same time, His human nature did change, for He was born, tempted, suffered...

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Jesus - the Nature of God and Man

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“No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him” (John 1:8 NASB). Some people like to stress that Jesus is “the Son of God” rather than God, as if there is a distinction to be made in their natures. ...

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Berean Lamp Memory Verse - John 1:18 - (Jan 4-11)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from John 1:18, where John declares that Jesus is God.  For this week's Devotional, we are concluding our look at Jesus as God in nature, a nature that He shares with the Father and the Holy Spirit.  Let's look at what it means that Jesus is the...

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Tags: begotten, divine, father, god, image, jesus, nature, representation, salvation, savior, son, son of god, supernatural, trinity, triune, word

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