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 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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Berean Lamp Devotional - A Mind Stayed on God's Mind - Part 5

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“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3 ESV). Since sinful man “did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind” (Rom. 1:28). Believers have been saved from this depraved...

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Berean Lamp Devotional - Media - Suppressing the Spirit? P2

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“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18 ESV). As we saw last time, David prophesied that “the kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel...

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Berean Lamp Memory Verse - 1 Samuel 15:23 - (Nov 11-18)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes again from 1 Samuel, where the Prophet Samuel declares to King Saul that God sees all rebellion against His Word as divination.  The word "divination" means "to be inspired by a god."  That sounds pretty bad!  What does God mean by this? ...

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Tags: breath, breathe, death, divination, hell, holy spirit, inspiration, jesus, life, lucifer, pit, rebellion, satan, sin, temple, temptation, understanding, words

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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Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (May 21-28)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from 1 Timothy, where Paul instructs him to guard the Gospel that has been given to him, avoiding vain speech and what the world calls "knowledge." True knowledge can sometimes be tough for us to differentiate from false knowledge. Even as Believers, we...

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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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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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Tags: careless words, carelessness, creation, glory, god, initiative, jesus, sin, speech, word of god, words, flesh nature

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