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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MATTHEW 5:44 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Aug 28-Sep 4)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). We're continuing our study of how the Church is a societal hedge or foundation for a free and just society. This week, we're looking at how...

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Tags: love, church, trust, groups, freedom, us, salvation, reconciliation, christians, faithfulness, liberty, enemy, enemies, violence, morality, hate, harm, united states of america, tribes, vengeance, atrocities

SEEK RESTORATION, NOT JUDGMENT

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“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted” (Gal. 6:1). There is a perception in the world today that Christians think they are better people than...

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Tags: children, father, god, jesus, judgment, lost, pharisee, reconciliation, repentance, restoration, righteousness, salvation, self-righteousness, sin, sinners

GALATIANS 6:1 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (July 12-19)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is:   “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted” (Galatians 6:1 NIV).   There is an unfortunate...

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Tags: better, children, confess, father, fruit, holy spirit, reconciliation, repent, restoration, restore, self-righteous, sin

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

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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Tags: bride, bride of christ, church, convergence, father, glorified, god, holy spirit, intersection, jesus, joined, marriage, nature, natures, reconciliation, son, son of god, union, united, word

Patience in the Age of Grace

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“‘While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light.’ These things Jesus spoke, and He went away and hid Himself from them” (John 12:36). Today, we are living in what is called “the Church age” or “the age of...

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Tags: children, denial, gospel, grace, imitate, jesus, judgment, light, love, mercy, patience, peace, reconciliation, repentance, sons

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - John 12:36 - (Oct 19-26)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from John 12:36. Here, Jesus is speaking about the period of reconciliation, the age of Grace, where men may make peace with God through the Son of God. This time period began when Jesus ascended into Heaven and the day of Pentecost came, when the Holy Spirit...

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Tags: child, children, endurance, father, god, gospel, grace, imitation, jesus, love, patience, period, reconciliation, salvation, time

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