THE SOCIETAL HEDGE OF THE CHURCH - P4

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“To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing” (1 Peter 3:8-9). Jesus&rsquo...

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1 PETER 3:8-9 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Sep 4-11)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit...

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THE SOCIETAL HEDGE OF THE CHURCH - P3

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“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). As we continue our study of the Church as a societal hedge or foundation for a free and just society, let’s turn our attention to Jesus’ command for us to “love our...

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FEAR, THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM - P3

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“There is no fear of God before their eyes” (Romans 3:18). Scripture decries people who have no fear of God, often detailing their acts of wickedness that harm everyone around them.  This leads to the wise recommendation that everyone should “fear the Lord and turn away...

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FEAR, THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM - Part 2 - Berean Lamp Devotional 228 - (May 31-Jun 7)

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“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7). Man likes to believe he is adequate.  He believes himself to be satisfactory and acceptable in quality—and his “goodness” is sufficient in its quantity...

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PROVERBS 1:7 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (May 29-June 5)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7). Let's continue our look at "the Fear of the Lord" this week so that we may have the proper understanding of the difference...

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PROVERBS 1:7 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (May 22-29)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “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...

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Tags: holiness, wisdom, sin, fear, purity, inadequate, fear of the lord, flesh, fear of god, wicked, sufficiency, withdraw, flee, fear of judgement

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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ROMANS 11:33 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Feb 21-28)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!” (Romans 11:33) Man thinks very highly of his own wisdom and knowledge, and the Believer often falls...

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Tags: arrogance, discernment, humility, knowledge, pride, wisdom

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