What Sword Comes from Your Mouth?

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“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword” (Matthew 10:34 NASB). The inspired Word of God is this sword that Jesus said would cause division even in families when wielded by the Holy Spirit, for it is the “sword of the...

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Berean Lamp Devotional - How Do You Know?

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“O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called ‘knowledge’ ” (1 Timothy 6:20 NASB). Have you ever stopped to consider just how much of what you “know” comes from what...

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Tags: chatter, deception, hear, holy spirit, knowledge, lies, listen, speech, words

Berean Lamp Devotional - What Seasoning Is in Your Speech?

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“Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person” (Colossians 4:6 NASB). Everyone has different issues and needs that only God knows.  We all have different joys, struggles, and traumas.  God...

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Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (May 14-21)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Colossians, where Paul instructs us to "season" our speech with grace, so we will know how to respond to people. Is this how we speak to one another? Often, we season our speech with skepticism, judgment, frustration, correction, etc. Everyone is...

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Tags: god, holy spirit, jesus, knowledge, speech, the word, words, fruitless discussion

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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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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Berean Lamp Devotional - Speaking the Words of God

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“I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me” (John 8:28b NASB). Jesus patiently explained that each and every word He spoke came from His Father and not Himself: “He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit...

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Tags: god, heart, holy spirit, imitation, inspiration, jesus, pharisees, prophecy, speech, testimony

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (April 30-May 7)

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Our Memory Verses for this week comes from the Gospel according to John where Jesus explains that no word that He speaks comes from Himself. Have we ever stopped to consider this? We are to emulate Christ. How often do you or I speak words other than what we have been taught by our Lord and...

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