"I" MUST DECREASE

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“He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). This was John the Baptist’s answer to his disciples who were concerned that Jesus was “appropriating” their ministry.  From their perspective, it felt like Jesus was “stealing” the stage from...

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Tags: jesus, god, john, pride, sacrifice, i, humility, success, self, self-help, narcissism, self-promotion, self-less

BALAAM IN OUR STREETS - A Bible Study Special

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Speaking to the Church at Pergamum, Jesus says, “But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of...

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Tags: youth, family, children, evil, pride, lust, accountability, flesh, satan, division, neighbor, destruction, enemy, nation, violence, defeat, trap, society, young people, responsibility, neighborhood, discontent, balaam, conquer, dissatisfaction, responsibilities, prey, unstable, marxism, snare, racial tension, entice, marxists, unsteady

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

FAITHFUL IN THE "LITTLE THINGS" - P2

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“And he said to him, ‘Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities’” (Luke 19:17). Like the king in this parable, God expects us to take the responsibilities he’s given us seriously and...

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Tags: accountable, children, chores, church, commitment, duties, eldership, faithful, growing, honor, humble, humility, jesus, leadership, learning, pride, responsibility, responsible, tasks

UNRIGHTEOUS IN THE "LITTLE THINGS" - P1

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“He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much” (Luke 16:10). Culturally, a growing number of people are abandoning responsibility in the small and simple duties of life.  They...

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Tags: apathy, balaam, church, commitment, country, culture, faithful, family, great things, hubris, little things, ministry, narcissism, pride, responsibility, righteous, society, unfaithful, unrighteous, malevolence

LUKE 16:10 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Apr 25-May 2)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much” (Luke 16:10). Culturally, a growing number of people are abandoning responsibility in...

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Tags: ambitions, aspirations, balaam, boring, dreams, duties, duty, exalted, humble, ministry, neglect, ordinary, pride, protest, purpose, responsibility, young people

ROMANS 11:33 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Feb 21-28)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!” (Romans 11:33) Man thinks very highly of his own wisdom and knowledge, and the Believer often falls...

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Tags: arrogance, discernment, humility, knowledge, pride, wisdom

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - 1 John 1:8 - (Oct 26-Nov 3)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from 1 John 1:8.  There are some Christians who claim that having received the Holy Spirit, they can no longer sin. They argue that since they were born-again, they are completely under the direction of the Holy Spirit now. Having made this assertion...

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Tags: abusive, arrogance, communion, confess, continue in sin, forgive, practice sin, pride, sanctification, self-righteous, sin, struggle with sin

Jesus, the Savior of Mankind - P5

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“Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8).   For the sake of his “splendor” (Ez. 28:17), satan would not serve...

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Tags: angels, condemnation, death, fulfillment, god's word, humility, jesus, judgment, lucifer, presumption, pride, rebellion, salvation, satan, service, sin, wisdom

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Matthew 23:12 - (Aug 30-Sep 7)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Matthew 23:12.  This is the fourth 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.  This week we are looking...

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Tags: evil, exalt, god, humble, humility, jesus, lucifer, pride, rebellion, salvation, satan, servant, serve, sin, wisdom

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