THE OPPRESSION OF LOSS - P5

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“Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, ‘Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son’”   (Gen. 37:35). Death is oppressive.  We weren’t created to experience death, nor the...

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Tags: anguish, death, devil, eden, god, hope, jesus, jesús, loss, mourn, mourning, oppression, pain, rebellion, satan, sin, suffering

GENESIS 37:35 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Mar 13-20)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, ‘Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son’” (Genesis 37:35). Death is oppressive. We weren’t created to...

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Tags: anguish, death, devil, eden, god, hope, jesus, jesús, loss, mourn, mourning, oppression, pain, rebellion, satan, sin, suffering

THE OPPRESSION OF SUFFERING - P4

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“For the despairing man there should be kindness from his friend; So that he does not forsake the fear of the Almighty” (Job 6:14). We weren’t created to suffer.  Yet there are many ways to suffer in this world.  We can suffer loss of something we had, deprivation of...

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Tags: despair, devil, emotion, emotions, fear, god, hope, injury, jesus, jesús, oppression, pain, suffering, trust, understands

JOB 6:14 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Mar 6-13)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “For the despairing man there should be kindness from his friend; So that he does not forsake the fear of the Almighty” (Job 6:14). We weren’t created to suffer, yet there are many ways to suffer in this world. We can suffer loss...

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Tags: david, despair, devil, emotion, emotions, fear, god, hope, injury, jeremiah, jesus, jesús, job, oppression, pain, suffering, trust, understands

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Ephesians 4:3 - (April 26 - May3)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3) Unity is difficult.  And it should be no surprise as God creates each and every person uniquely.  We have different ways of processing...

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Tags: differences, difficulty, discord, fallen nature, help, holy spirit, maturity, meat, milk, oneness, pain, sin, spirit, trials, unity, unity in christ

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

Berean Lamp Devotional - Self-control, A Fruit of the Spirit

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“A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls” (Proverbs 25:28 ESV). Our thought-life is more important than we think. Sure, maybe you keep from committing the sin you are thinking about, but you still are thinking about it. Is that so bad? Its not...

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Tags: alcohol, divination, double minded, flesh, fruit of the spirit, heart, holy spirit, imagination, lucifer, mind, old age, pain, rebellion, satan, self control, stress, thoughts, will power

Berean Lamp Devotional - When Jesus Took Your Sins

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“At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’ which is translated, ‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?’” (Mark 15:34 NASB). Jesus had never been separated from His Father.  He told the Jews, “I and...

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Tags: christ, cross, death, father, god, jesus, pain, pardon, redemption, responsibility, sacrifice, separation, sin, struggle, suffering

Berean Lamp Devotional - The Accuser

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“For the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night” (Revelation 12:10b). Just as satan accuses Believers before God day and night, he also accuses God before each of us: “Now the serpent...said to the woman, ‘Indeed...

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Tags: accuse, belief, david, devil, faith, false testimony, god, jesus, job, pain, satan, suffering, temptation, trial, trust

Intro to PRAISE Newsletter Theme

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Submission Deadline: March 29, 2015. Publication: April 7, 2015. God desires praise. Two Hebrew words often translated as Praise mean “praise, give thanks, or confess, and to sing praise.” A third word translated “praise” is halal (the root of hallelujah), meaning...

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Tags: difficulty, eternity, glory, god, inheritance, intro, jesus, joy, newsletter, pain, praise, sacrifice, struggle, suffering, ungrateful

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