Berean Lamp Devotional - Do You Trust God with Your Sin?

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“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 NASB). God’s call to the unbelieving world is to “repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of...

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Tags: adoption, change, confess, fear, forgiveness, holy spirit, jesus, judgment, love, new creature, repent, sanctification, sin, trust, practising sin

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - 1 John 1:9 - (Oct 14-21)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from 1 John, where the Apostle tries to explain to Believers what their relationship is to sin and how it has changed from when they were unbelievers.  Sin is one of those things that we all really struggle with understanding, particularly where the...

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Tags: born again, confession, confidence, forgiveness, grace, jesus, new creation, redemption, repentance, sin, sinner, sinning

Judgment Newsletter Cover Art - A Study on God's Judgment

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Below is the cover artwork for the Sep/Oct 2015 Newsletter on the topic of JUDGMENT.  There are several scriptural references that are being alluded to with this cover.  In the picture, we see a depiction of Christ standing in the Heavenly Courts.  Behind Him two "windows" are...

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Tags: evil, great white throne, hell, jesus, judgment, lake of fire, punishment, repentance, sin, wickedness

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 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

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