THE CURSE OF REPROACH IN THE CHURCH

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“Reproach has broken my heart and I am so sick. And I looked for sympathy, but there was none, And for comforters, but I found none” (Psalm 69:20). The Church is supposed to be a place of encouragement, strength, and support for the Body of Christ in the face of the sadness...

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PSALM 69:20 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Jan 23-30)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Reproach has broken my heart and I am so sick. And I looked for sympathy, but there was none, And for comforters, but I found none” (Psalm 69:20). The Church is supposed to be a place of encouragement, strength, and support for the...

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Tags: blessings, comfort, difficulties, encouragement, facade, godliness, hidden, prosperity gospel, serenity, spiritual maturity, strength, struggles, support, tears

"SUFFICIENT" GRACE FOR THE THORN - P6

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“And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” (1 Corinthians 15:9) It is clear from Scripture that...

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WHEN GRACE IS "SUFFICIENT" — P5

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“And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” (1 Corinthians 15:9) A third experience of grace is when God deems...

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ROMANS 12:12 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (July 19-26)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is:   “Rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer” (Rom. 12:12).   How do we remain rejoicing and devoted to prayer when in tribulation? How do we go forward in our relationship with our Father when He...

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Tags: affliction, child, children, complex, context, father, god, prayer, reality, relationship, struggles, suffering, tribulation, understanding

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Isaiah 26:3 - (May 18-25)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Isaiah 26:3. The Memory Verse for the Devotional this Friday is the fifth in a series looking at Peter's question, "what sort of people ought you to be" as a Christian, especially since everything in this world is destined for destruction. This is a...

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Berean Lamp Devotional - What Sort of Mind Do We Have? Part 4

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“I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds” (Jeremiah 17:10 ESV). After man’s rebellion against God in Eden, he relied on his sinful mind for direction as influenced by the god of this world. The...

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Berean Lamp Devotional - What Sort of People Are We? P2

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“Filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God” (Philippians 1:11 ESV). In the world today, “the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits...

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Tags: fruit, fruit of the spirit, good works, powers, resist, righteousness, sin, spiritual, spiritual wickedness, struggles, temptations, thoughts, work of the flesh, works, fruit of death

Memory Verse - (Feb12-19)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from 2 Corinthians where Paul reflects on how he views his weaknesses and difficulties as glorifying to the Lord. There is a natural tendency in the Church for Christians to view Believers who are struggling through a difficulty or a weakness as a "problem"...

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Tags: difficulties, troubles, struggles, weakness, crown, gift, pride, problem, disdain


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