Berean Lamp Memory Verse - JOHN 3:36 - (Mar 22-29)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him” (John 3:36). A lot of people say they "believe" in God or they have "faith".  What they mean to...

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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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Jesus - Infinite God in Flesh

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“Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, ‘Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for Me’” (Hebrews 10:5 NASB). Only God is infinitely Holy and righteous: “the Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just...

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Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Hebrews 10:5 - (Dec 21-28)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Hebrews 10:5, where Jesus prophecies that He would come among mankind in a body of flesh and blood. Last week, we looked at the triune nature of God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This week, as we prepare for Christmas, let's look at the mystery of how...

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Tags: angels, bridge, eden, flesh, god, god's son, gulf, holy, infinite, jesus, man, pay, price, redeem, requirement, righteous, sacrifice, sin, trinity, triune

Does God Need to Satisfy Skeptics?

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“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6 NASB).  Just because “the world through its wisdom did not come to know God” (1 Cor. 1:21b), does not...

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Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Matthew 10:34 - (Nov 9-16)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Matthew 10:34, where Jesus says He came into the world to bring a sword that would cause division between people.  Swords are instruments of war - they cut through resistance and bring judgment upon enemies.   Jesus was referring to the...

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Fire on the Earth

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“I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!” (Luke 12:49 NASB) The Holy Spirit is the presence of God on earth (Ex. 33:14).  God’s Spirit was in Eden, and continued to work God’s will in the fallen world to guide His plan of...

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Can the Believer Sin?

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“If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8). Having correctly understood that the Believer is filled with the Holy Spirit of God, some Christians incorrectly assume that they can no longer commit sin, implying that all their...

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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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Can Man Be Justified Before God?

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“So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men” (Romans 5:18). Satan inspired evil in the first man and incited him to sin against God.  Before man sinned, he...

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Tags: condemnation, death, evil, father, god, gospel, justified, justify, presence, right, salvation, satan, separation, sin, substitution

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