FEAR, THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM—Part 1

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“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7). We are told in Scripture to fear God and yet at the same time, we are told to not fear Him.  Is this a contradiction?  No, for there is no contradiction in...

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REALITY - DISSOCIATE? P2

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“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17). There are three main ways fallen man reacts to a perceived threat.  We fight, we flee, or we dissociate.  Like our experience with biological fight-or-flight instincts, we all have also dissociated from the...

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JOHN 17:17 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Apr 10-17)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17). Last week, we looked at Scriptures related to the fight and flight instinct in our two-part series. This week, we'll continue our study by looking more at Scripture related...

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REALITY - FIGHT OR FLIGHT? P1

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“Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom” (Psalm 51:6). Everyone has experienced the instinct to fight, flee, or disassociate at one time or another when faced with a perceived threat to their well-being.  These three...

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PSALM 51:6 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Apr 3-10)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom” (Psalm 51:6). Chances are everyone has experienced the fight-or-flight instinct at one time or another in their lives when faced...

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HOLY SPIRIT: UNIVERSAL EDUCATION - P6

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“They have turned their back to Me and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen and receive instruction” (Jeremiah 32:33). Where did the western world get the idea that universal education was fundamental, and that the pursuit of truth...

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JEREMIAH 32:33 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Jul 25-Aug 1)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “They have turned their back to Me and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen and receive instruction” (Jeremiah 32:33). SERIES INTRO: In this Memory Verse for the Devotional Friday, we're...

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Tags: church, college, education, god, holy spirit, isaac newton, jesus, jesús, knowledge, learning, literacy, scientific revolution, teaching, truth, understanding, university, western world, wisdom, printing press

HOLY SPIRIT: THE TRUTH - P5

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“For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17). To this day, most people take for granted the idea that impartial, absolute truth is preeminently valuable.  But this wasn’t always the case.  In ancient times...

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JOHN 1:17 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (July 18-25)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17). SERIES INTRO: In this Memory Verse for the Devotional Friday, we're continuing our series looking at the blessings of truth that man...

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HOLY SPIRIT: IMPARTIALITY - P4

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“For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’” (Rom. 8:15). Slavery was the backbone of the ancient world’s economy—from India to Europe and the...

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