New Web Site Coming

Over the past decade and a half, we have developed a content-rich theological and practical resource library for churches and families. We have created hundreds of resources which speak to nearly every matter of church and family life. 

We have presented this material on our current website for the past ten years. All that is about to change… It won’t be long… we will be launching a new website. 

This new website provides better ways to present our content. Here is what you will find:

  • A new look 
  • More content is presented on the front page
  • Content is presented in a more attractive way
  • Resources are better organized
  • Easier to search for resources

In short, our website has been re-designed to be more resource-driven than ever before. And, we pray that the Lord will use this new tool to advance the proposition that scripture is sufficient for church and family life. We believe that this is the stuff that reformations are made of.

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No Longer Neglecting, God



As we look into Nehemiah 10, we see that this 117 year long rolling revival continues as God’s people enter into a covenant to restore certain things which have been lost in their experience. It happened after reading the Word of God. They show how true faith, is a faith that works for change. True faith inspires the heart to change and engages a people who rise up – no longer neglecting the things of God.

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Fear of God Devotional: The Power of Repentance



What is the effect of a repentant heart?

Rob Ventura explains in this video that repentance is a moving of the heart towards God. If a person’s heart is truly repentant and truly is moving towards God, there will always be a reformation of life.

John the Baptist preached a message of repentance. He exhorted his audience to bring forth fruits of repentance. True biblical repentance will always result in reformation and restoration in the life of an individual. To a repentant person, all things become new.

Luke 3:8 (NKJV) – “Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.” 

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Fear of God Devotional: The Relationship Between Faith and Repentance



How are faith and repentance related to each other? 

Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that in regards to the relationship between faith and repentance, you cannot have one without the other. It may look like there is repentance without faith or vice versa but ultimately, God gives both faith and repentance and both are exercised. 

We repent by turning from sin and we turn to God which is faith. It is two sides of the same coin. The relationship between faith and repentance is inseparable. It is not possible to have one without the other.  

Romans 10:8-9 (NKJV) – “But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

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Fear of God Devotional: How to Bring About National Repentance



How does repentance on a national scale occur? 

Don Hart explains in this video that repentance in a nation is very much a grassroots matter. If repentance doesn’t begin to occur in the hearts of people, their families, and in churches, we don’t have much reason to expect that we will soon have a nation of repentant people.

Repentance creates lasting change. It is a genuine change of heart, created by faith in Christ alone by the grace of a sovereign God. A sinful nation will never reverse course unless people on an individual level begin to repent for their sin against God.  

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) – “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

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New Web Site Coming

Over the past decade and a half, we have developed a content-rich theological and practical resource library for churches and families. We have created hundreds of resources which speak to nearly every matter of church and family life. 

We have presented this material on our current website for the past ten years. All that is about to change… It won’t be long… we will be launching a new website. 

This new website provides better ways to present our content. Here is what you will find:

  • A new look 
  • More content is presented on the front page
  • Content is presented in a more attractive way
  • Resources are better organized
  • Easier to search for resources

In short, our website has been re-designed to be more resource-driven than ever before. And, we pray that the Lord will use this new tool to advance the proposition that scripture is sufficient for church and family life. We believe that this is the stuff that reformations are made of.

Continue Reading »

Tags:

No Longer Neglecting, God



As we look into Nehemiah 10, we see that this 117 year long rolling revival continues as God’s people enter into a covenant to restore certain things which have been lost in their experience. It happened after reading the Word of God. They show how true faith, is a faith that works for change. True faith inspires the heart to change and engages a people who rise up – no longer neglecting the things of God.

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Fear of God Devotional: The Blessing of Obedient Children



What are the blessings that come from obedience children?

Jeff Pollard explains in this video that children are to obey their fathers and mothers. When they do, we see God’s blessing. Proverbs 23:24 (NKJV) says that, “The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, and he who begets a wise child will delight in him.”

Conversely, if children disobey their parents, they are making an incredible mistake and are sinning against God. Those who disobey the commandments of God will miss out on the joy of honoring and obeying those that God has placed in authority over them.  

Ephesians 6:1-3 (NKJV) – “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother,’ which is the first commandment with promise: ‘that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.’”

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Fear of God Devotional: Reformation Begins With Reforming Our View of God



How does our view of God impact our view of ourselves and of sin?

John Snyder explains in this video that we must change the way that we think about God. If we have a biblical view of the majesty of God, it will put us in our place. We will correspondingly have a small view of ourselves. We also will have a right view of sin. Reformation begins with a proper understanding of who God is and how sinful our sin is. 

In contrast, if we have a small view of God, we will have a correspondingly large view of ourselves, making ourselves the center. Sin will be merely something that we want relief from, but not a cure.

Revelations 4:11 (NKJV) – “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.”

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Fear of God Devotional: The Effect of a Father’s Repentance



What is the effect of a father who repents?

Carlton McLeod explains in this video that when a father decides that he has not acted in accordance with Scripture he turns to God’s Word. He sees it as all-sufficient and he begins to cast his vision for his children. 

He repents in front of his children. As the young children begin to grow up, there is correction made in love. This goes on day after day. Now, generations are impacted. The hearts and minds that he and his wife are given to steward are impacted. Life becomes sweet and tender and joyful. It becomes a beacon of light to others.

Matthew 5:16 (NKJV) – “ Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

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Tools for How to Keep Your Children with you in Church

This is dedicated to the increase of joy in worship for the whole family.

When we started a family integrated church here in Wake Forest many ago, no one had any experience with keeping their children with them in the worship service. So, before we launched the church, we spent an entire month on Sunday evenings training the parents on how to function with their children with them…

My experience is that most parents need to be encouraged and reminded from time to time about how to effectively keep their children with them in church. Here are some of the things we’ve done in order to keep the fires burning and the families increasing their joy in the worship of God.

Here is an audio message, “How to Keep your Children with you in Church

A few years ago, my wife Deborah spoke to a group of women about this subject, “Teaching your children to Love the Meetings of the Church

Here is an audio message I delivered that touches on the subject but with a bigger picture in mind. It is called, “Family Life and the Church.”

Here are some written resources:

Why You Ought to Have Your Children With You in Church

What Can Children Get out of Church

How to Help Your Children Become Better Listeners

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The Ultimate Tragedy of Seeking Your Own Honor



When Jesus said, “how can you believe if you receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God? ” (v44), he was referring to the greatest obstacle to belief in Jesus. It is not an intellectual argument or scientific data that keeps people from believing in and following Christ. It is simply our pride wants honor from man. This chapter is one of the pivotal places in the Bible which gives specific reasons to believe that Jesus is God and why people refuse to believe. There are three major headings under which we can understand John’s instruction:

I. He gives everlasting life, v24-30

II. He reveals five witnesses to the everlasting life which is in Christ, v39-40, 46-47

III. He reveals the real reason for unbelief, v40-44

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Fear of God Devotional: A Heart to Raise Godly Generations



How do we raise godly children in today’s culture?

Ken Ham explains in this video that he believes that we are on the precipice of catastrophic change. Two-thirds of young people have already left the church and those who are within the church are often very secularized.

Many parents have failed to raise their children in accordance with Scripture and now they’re looking at their children and grandchildren and wonder what happened when they see them walking in the way of the world. They need to get on their knees and repent. 

Many church leaders also need to repent because they haven’t taught the parents how to lead and teach their children. So many of them have compromised God’s Word and have not instructed and taught from Scripture. We all must have a heart to raise godly generations.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NKJV) – “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.”

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Fear of God Devotional: The Effect of God’s Word on Our Lives



How will living in accordance with Scripture affect our lives?

Rob Ventura explains in this video that when we talk about reformation, we are talking about putting our lives back in alignment to Scripture. The Reformation was all about going back to the Bible. Looking to Scripture for guidance will affect all aspects of life. Following the commands of Scripture will change what people do and what people don’t do.

A truly changed life flows out of a regenerated heart. It is not just the changing of one’s external actions. Our desires drastically change after we are saved. The things we listen to, the people we are friends with … these all change once we are saved. 

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV) – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

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Fear of God Devotional: How to Determine if a Person is Truly Repentant



How do we know if a person is truly repentant? 

Kevin Swanson explains in this video that when someone has made a profession of faith for the first time, time will tell whether a person is truly regenerate and repentant. Sometimes, those who initially appear to be repentant are like the seeds that fell on the stony or thorny ground as mentioned in the parable in Matthew 13. 

It’s good to assume and hope for the best but repentance will manifest itself with the fruits of repentance. 

Matthew 13:7 (NKJV) – “And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. 8 But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

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