STANDING FIRM, NOT GIVING WAY

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    “Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.” (Proverbs 25:26) A polluted well is no good to anyone.  Its function—to support life—has been compromised.  Like a trampled spring, a...

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PROVERBS 25:26 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Dec 19-26)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.” (Proverbs 25:26) In order to make the innocent a prey, righteous people must be compromised, because they will intervene out of love for...

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STAND UP AND BE A WATCHMAN

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“Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11). It is an age-old question.  When we see evil, how should we respond?  Should we turn aside and avoid a confrontation?  How can we, when evil and...

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EPHESIANS 6:11 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Dec 12-19)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11). When we see evil, how should we respond? Should we turn aside and avoid a confrontation? Evil and sinful acts...

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Tags: apathy, armor of god, defend, devil, evil, helpless, innocent, justice, love, neutral, prophet, righteous, schemes, sin, stand up, standing, watchman, wicked, word of god, complicity, collusion

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

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Hebrews 10:5 - (Dec 21-28)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Hebrews 10:5, where Jesus prophecies that He would come among mankind in a body of flesh and blood. Last week, we looked at the triune nature of God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This week, as we prepare for Christmas, let's look at the mystery of how...

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Berean Lamp Devotional - Foundations Assailed

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“If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3) We’re living in a time when the world is trying to change the context of what it means to be alive in a way we have never seen before.  Man is steadily working to bury the foundational...

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Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (July 16-23)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Psalm 11, which many scholars believe to be part of the advice given to David during Saul's reign, when the King was destroying the very foundations of law and justice in Israel and Hebrew society.  This is not unlike our situation today, when the...

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Tags: faith, firm, foundations, jesus, righteous, standing, steadfast, destroying foundations

Berean Lamp Devotional - Is God Good?

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“And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone’” (Mark 10:18 NASB). Increasing numbers of people doubt or deny that God is good.  We have all encountered people who point to things out of context in Scripture as evidence that God...

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