SIMPLICITY OF THE GOSPEL - P6 - Berean Lamp Devotional 181 - (Mar. 16-23)

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“But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3).   The Gospel for Salvation is very simple to understand—after all, Jesus came “to preach...

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2 CORINTHIANS 11:3 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Mar 14-21)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3). As we continue in our series looking at knowledge and the...

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Tags: doctrine, gospel, justification, knowledge, salvation, sanctification, simplicity, sin

YOU ARE BETROTHED TO CHRIST - P1

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  “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:3 NASB). Jesus and His Apostles referred often to betrothal and marriage as describing the bond between Christ and the Church, and it is...

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Tags: betrothal, holy spirit, husband, marriage, pledge, relationship, sanctification, sanctified, sanctify, spirit, wedding, wife

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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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

A Devoted Bride

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“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV). All Believers are still tempted to sin.  We sin when we act on the rebellious arguments of the flesh against the knowledge...

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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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Berean Lamp Devotional - What Sort of Mind Do We Have? Part 4

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“I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds” (Jeremiah 17:10 ESV). After man’s rebellion against God in Eden, he relied on his sinful mind for direction as influenced by the god of this world. The...

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Tags: adoption, child of god, death, depraved, enmity, flesh, futility, holy spirit, imitate, mind, mind of christ, mind of god, salvation, sanctification, sin, struggles, thoughts, god of this world

Berean Lamp Devotional - What Sort of People Are We?

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“Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness” (2 Peter 3:11 NASB). It is true that “the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever” (1 John...

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Tags: children, conduct, father, good works, heirs, holy spirit, inheritance, justification, maturing, purification, sanctification, sons, works

Berean Lamp Devotional - Who's Foundation? What Context?

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“For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:11 NASB). Context is crucial in growing your understanding of something—it is the only sure foundation upon which to build and increase your knowledge.  Without the...

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Tags: bride of christ, building, church, context, experiences, feelings, foundation, god's word, intellect, jesus, justification, resurrection, salvation, sanctification, sons of god

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