Berean Lamp Devotional - The Promise of Christ

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“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23 NASB). God first promised Jesus after the fall in the Garden, when God told satan (the serpent), “I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed...

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Tags: adam, birth, christ, christmas, eve, faith, hope, jesus, messiah, mockers, promise, redemption, return, satan, second coming, serpent, son of god

Berean Lamp Devotional - Our Sin is Like Divination

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“For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He has also rejected you from being king” (1 Samuel 15:23 ESV). So often, we see our sin as beginning and ending in us.  We don’t...

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Tags: breathe, corruption, divination, god's word, idolatry, inspiration, jesus, lucifer, rebellion, satan, sin, will, word, breth

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - 1 Samuel 15:23 - (Nov 11-18)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes again from 1 Samuel, where the Prophet Samuel declares to King Saul that God sees all rebellion against His Word as divination.  The word "divination" means "to be inspired by a god."  That sounds pretty bad!  What does God mean by this? ...

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Tags: breath, breathe, death, divination, hell, holy spirit, inspiration, jesus, life, lucifer, pit, rebellion, satan, sin, temple, temptation, understanding, words

Berean Lamp Devotional - Why Do We Suffer?

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“Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good” (1 Peter 4:19). Oftentimes man’s first response to suffering is to cry, “Why is this happening?  I don’t deserve this!  This isn’t...

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Tags: confidence, consequences, crowns, curse, devil, eden, endurance, jesus, rebellion, redemption, reproach, rewards, salvation, satan, savior, sin, suffering, temptation, toil, vain

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - 1 Peter 4:19 - (Sep 24-Oct 1)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from 1 Peter, where we continue our look at connections between temptation, persecution, and suffering.  This week, we want to look at suffering specifically.  Why do we suffer in this life?  Where does all the pain and suffering come...

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Tags: corruption, cross, crown, death, devil, endurance, fall, god, jesus, redemption, reproach, rewards, satan, suffering, temptation, vain, sin rebellion

Berean Lamp Devotional - Suffering Persecution by the Devil

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“Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name” (1 Peter 4:16). We often take this verse to refer to our suffering persecution at the hands of men for our testimony, but what about our suffering directly at the hands of the...

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Tags: devil, identity, jesus, persecution, prayer, satan, suffering, temptation, trust, will, word

Berean Lamp Devotional - Renouncing Underhanded Ways

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“But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God” (2 Cor 4:2 ESV). While the angels in Heaven do nothing...

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Tags: churches, cunning, disgraceful, god's will, god's word, lucifer, missions, needs, paul, pharisees, problems, satan, saul, tamper, underhanded, ways, human will

Berean Lamp Devotional - Who Decides What's Right and Wrong?

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“Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts” (Proverbs 21:2). In the Garden of Eden, satan (by the serpent) told Adam and Eve that if they but ate of the forbidden fruit, they would “be like God, knowing good and evil” (Genesis...

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Tags: dark, eden, evil, garden, god, good, jesus, judgment, knowledge of good and evil, light, right, satan, serpent, tree, wrong

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Apr 16-23)

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Our Memory Verses for this week comes from Proverbs 21:2 where we learn that each man sees his way as right, but God judges all hearts. This is at the very core of what happened in the Garden of Eden. Do we see this in our culture today? Everywhere we look we see people championing moral...

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Tags: dark, eden, evil, garden, god, good, jesus, judgment, knowledge of good and evil, light, right, satan, serpent, tree, wrong

Berean Lamp Devotional - The Accuser

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“For the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night” (Revelation 12:10b). Just as satan accuses Believers before God day and night, he also accuses God before each of us: “Now the serpent...said to the woman, ‘Indeed...

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Tags: accuse, belief, david, devil, faith, false testimony, god, jesus, job, pain, satan, suffering, temptation, trial, trust

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