Berean Lamp Devotional - Media - Suppressing the Spirit? P2

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“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18 ESV). As we saw last time, David prophesied that “the kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel...

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Tags: bonds, conviction, demon, false prophet, holy spirit, images, judgment, media, medium, occult, pagan, rebellion, restraint, righteousness, satan, sin, spirits, suppress, web, word, words

Berean Lamp Devotional - "My Flesh Is True Food"

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“And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7 NASB). It was not by accident that Jesus was first seen by the world in a manger—a trough (a “dinner plate&rdquo...

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Tags: communion, death, food, gospel, jesus, judah, king, lamb, life, lion, passover, return, sacrifice, salvation, sin, sustenance

Berean Lamp Devotional - When Jesus Took Your Sins

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“At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’ which is translated, ‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?’” (Mark 15:34 NASB). Jesus had never been separated from His Father.  He told the Jews, “I and...

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Tags: christ, cross, death, father, god, jesus, pain, pardon, redemption, responsibility, sacrifice, separation, sin, struggle, suffering

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Mark 15:34 - (Nov 18-25)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Mark 15.  This verse records the moment commonly understood to be when the Holy, Heavenly Father forsook His Son as Jesus took responsibility for all the sins of the world - the moment my sin and your sin covered His sinless nature.  The last...

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Tags: cross, forsaken, god the father, jesus, redemption, restoration, sacrifice, salvation, sin

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 - Sacrifice vs. Obedience

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“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams” (1 Samuel 15:22b ESV). We see King Saul here getting a pretty tough message from the Prophet...

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Tags: disobedience, god's word, justification, obedience, personal sacrifice, rebellion, sacrifice, self-justification, sin, the word of god, compensate

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - 1 Samuel 15:22 - (Nov 4-11)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from 1 Samuel, where the Prophet Samuel declares to King Saul that God prefers obedience to His Word over sacrifice.  Saul had excused disobeying God's Word to destroy all the enemy's livestock by offering a good deal of it to God as a sacrifice -...

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Tags: compensation, disobedience, energy, justification, money, obedience, rebellion, sacrifice, self-justification, sin, time

Berean Lamp Devotional - Self-righteous Christians?

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“But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God” (Romans 14:10). Christians as a whole can often be a very judgmental lot, and harsh towards one another.  Why do we feel...

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Tags: eden, garden, god, heart, holy spirit, jesus, judgment, judgment seat of christ, judgmental, measuring, pride, self-righteous, sin

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Romans 14:10 - (Oct 21-28)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Romans, where Paul warns us to be careful about passing judgment on our Brothers and Sisters in Christ.  Christians as a whole can sometimes be a very judgmental lot.  Some of the harshest and most critical words we have ever received may have...

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Tags: admonishment, facade, garden, jesus, judge, judgment, pride, self-righteousness, sin

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