STAND UP AND BE A WATCHMAN - Berean Lamp Devotional (Reprinted from Dec 2018)

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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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Tags: evil, righteousness, holy spirit, character, righteous, sins, armor of god, integrity, neighbors, watchman, compromises

MEDIA: A FALSE PROPHET IN OPPOSITION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT - Bible Study Special - (Jul 17-24)

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Hello, all,   We have a Bible Study Special this week as we're publishing another past sermon transcript instead of the usual one-page Devotional.  Please share it with anyone you feel it would bless.   To receive this weekly Devotional, simply sign up for the Berean Lamp...

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Tags: sin, righteousness, holy spirit, spirit, media, conviction, judgement, deception, lies, channel, false prophet, medium

ROMANS 3:18 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (June 5-12)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “There is no fear of God before their eyes” (Romans 3:18). We're continuing to explore God's Word concerning "The Fear of the Lord." This week, we're looking at why the fear of God is of great practical importance for a healthy...

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Tags: holiness, god, evil, righteousness, justice, fear, government, law, judgement, ten commandments, wicked, objective, measure, harm

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

IS GRACE AN EXCUSE TO SIN?

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“What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?” (Romans 6:1). Salvation by grace through faith alone does not give Believers a “license to sin,” as some false teachers...

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Tags: adoption, changed, child, dependent, eternal life, excuse, fruit of the spirit, god's household, grace, indwelt, jesus, justification, law, nature, new creation, new creature, righteousness, salvation, sanctification, sin, slaves

ROMANS 6:1 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (July 5-12)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace mayincrease? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live init?” (Romans 6:1). This is the FOURTH in our series looking at the Law of God and how itrelates to...

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Tags: adopted, born again, children of god, faith, fruit of the spirit, god's household, grace, guardian, holy spirit, justification, license, manager, nature, position, righteousness, salvation, sanctification, sin

EXCEEDING THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN

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“For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:20 NASB). Some have maintained that Jesus is saying we need to keep ourselves righteous to enter Heaven, or similarly that we must make...

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Tags: believe, bondage, christ, confess, credited, flesh, grace, imputed, jesus, jews, law, pharisees, riches, righteousness, salvation, self-righteousness, sin, wealth, legalisms

ARE YOU JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW?

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“Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith” (Galatians 3:24 NASB). Many people today still maintain that we must live by aspects of the Mosaic Law to partake of Salvation. For example, they say we must keep the Sabbath, observe...

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Tags: conscience, holy spirit, jesus, justification, law, legalism, moral law, mosaic law, righteousness, salvation

WHAT IS THE POINT OF GOD'S LAW? - P1

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“Because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin” (Rom. 3:20). The question of what God’s Law is and its relationship to the Believer has been a topic of confusion in the Church from the beginning. ...

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Tags: faith, flesh, god, justification, law, righteousness, salvation, self-righteousness, works

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - MATTHEW 5:18 - (May 17-24)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin” (Romans 3:20). The Law and a Believer's position to it has caused confusion in the Church from the...

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Tags: faith, flesh, god, justification, law, righteousness, salvation, self-righteousness, works

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