Berean Lamp Devotional - Are People Generally Good?

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I was in college when God began to show me the truth of the Gospel that even if people seem to be living a good life “both Jews and Greeks are all under sin; as it is written, ‘there is none righteous, not even one’” (Romans 3:9b-10), “for whoever keeps the whole...

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Tags: flesh, good people, goodness, guilt, heart, hell, holiness, judgment, righteousness, self-righteousness, sin, sin nature, the fall, tribulation

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (July 2-9)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Romans 3:23, where Paul explains that man's situation before a Holy, Just, and Righteous God is hopeless without a Holy, Just, and righteous intercessor.  In our day and age it is increasingly important to have a good understanding of the context...

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Tags: god, intercession, jesus, justice, man, righteousness, salvation, sin, sin nature, the fall

Berean Lamp Devotional - Take Heart in Discipline

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“It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?” (Hebrews 12:7 NASB). Who can honestly say that they enjoy discipline?  As children, we tried to get out of it as much as possible, because it...

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Tags: children, children of god, correction, discipline, god's love, hide, holiness, imitation, judgment, love, shun, sin

Berean Memory Verse - (June 25-July 2)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Hebrews 12, where the author shares some precious thoughts about God's discipline in the lives of His Children.  Discipline is such an ugly topic to the world, and often it is despised even in the Church.  Why is it that so few people...

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Tags: children, children of god, correction, discipline, holiness, judgment, sin, wicked

Berean Lamp Devotional - There Are No Careless Words with God

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“But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36 NASB). Many of us grew up on the maxim: “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”  Many Christians...

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Tags: careless words, carelessness, creation, glory, god, initiative, jesus, sin, speech, word of god, words, flesh nature

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (May 7-14)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from the book of Matthew, where Jesus warns that people will be judged for every careless word that they speak. We don't often think of our careless words as being "that bad," and we have a general attitude that words are the lesser of all evils, but...

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Tags: advantage, glory, god, jesus, self, sin, speech, word of god, words

Berean Lamp Devotional - When the World Shakes

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“Therefore, let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe” (Hebrews 12:28). It is hard sometimes to look around us at our circumstances in this crumbling and decaying world and remain...

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Tags: shaken, worried, world, unstable, sin, jesus, kingdom, eternity

Memory Verse - (August 14-21)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Hebrews 12, where the writer is making a contrast between the hope that we have as Believers in Jesus and the hope that the world has in its "saviors."  We have inherited a Kingdom and a King that cannot be shaken, but like any inheritance we must...

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Tags: shaken, unshakable, kingdom, world, sin, jesus, salvation, difficulty

Berean Lamp Devotional 39 - Cast Upon God from Birth

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“But for all this, you did not trust the Lord your God” (Deuteronomy 1:32). As humans, we are concerned for our welfare and the welfare of what we love.  We spend a lot of time pondering decisions in life.  We do this because we like to think we "make our way" in the...

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Tags: infant, child, trust, faith, david, king, god, jesus, sin

Berean Lamp Devotional 35 - An Endlessly Exalted Nation

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“Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). We are all born citizens of a nation on earth.  While we are ultimately citizens of either Heaven or Hell, the nations we live in have a place in our lives and in God’s plan. ...

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Tags: righteousness, nations, sin, grace, disgrace, citizenship, jesus, king, government, global

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