TRUE WORSHIP - "SELF" SACRIFICE

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“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship” (Romans 12:1).   How do you worship God? With hymns and praise songs? Do you know that all things in...

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Tags: desires, god's will, idolatry, idols, jesus, rebellion, sacrifice, self-fulfillment, self-will, self-worship, sin, worship

ACTING LIKE ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN - P2

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“You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). The reality of life is that men are but “children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human...

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Tags: anger, bitterness, bondage, children, christ, dependent, elemental spirits, fantasy, father, god's son, helpless, house, ignorant, illegitimate, influence, jesus, rebellion, self-will, slave, slavery, spirits, make-believe, play-act

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - John 16:22 - (April 12-19)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “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 sorrow in this life. Because of the Fall, harm (evil) has been mixed into the fabric of...

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Tags: bad, death, difficulty, fallen, fallen nature, god, good, hope, jesus, joy, life, love, mercy, peace, rebellion, reconciliation, restoration, sadness, sin, sorrow, suffering, tears, weep

Phases of Rebellion

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“But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ” (Philippians 3:7 NASB). Many times old habits, struggles, or challenges revisit our lives.  Maybe we get angry, struggle with an old temptation, or fall into immature...

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Tags: authority, child, children, children of god, discipleship, father, frustration, god, holy spirit, inheritance, jesus, life, lose, loss, management, normal, paul, phases, rebellion, resentment, resistance, rights, rubbish, struggle, teenager

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Philippians 3:7 - (Jan 18-25)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Philippians 3:7. Here Paul explains how much pride and confidence he could take in his heritage and training - the sense of accomplishment he could have relied on in his former "career" as a Pharisee, but he exchanged all this for Jesus, "for Whom I have...

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Tags: challenges, child, children, desires, difficulties, discipline, father, flesh, frustration, inheritance, jesus, loss, parenting, paul, phases, rebellion, resentment, rights, rubbish, suffering, tantrum, pout

The Revelation of God's Mystery - P6

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“Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever’” (Rev. 11:15). From the beginning, God’s Word is wiser and stronger...

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Tags: angels, born again, children, condemn, condemnation, eternity, god, god's word, grace, jesus, millennium, mystery, powers, presumption, rebellion, remnant, salvation, satan

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Revelation 11:15 - (Sep14-21)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Revelation 11:15. This is the sixth 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're continuing our...

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Tags: adoption, belief, blood, children, eternity, flesh, god's word, grace, heart, holy spirit, jesus, lucifer, millennium, mystery, presumption, rebellion, revelation, salvation, satan, sons of god

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

God's Plan to Exalt the Humble - P4

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“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted” (Matt. 23:12). As Lord over all things, God has chosen in His wisdom that among His creation, “the greatest among you shall be your servant” (Matt. 23:11). God had planned this from...

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Tags: angels, god's word, humble, humility, jesus, lucifer, mankind, presume, presumption, rebel, rebellion, satan, sin, strong, weak, 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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