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Fear of God Devotional: The Distinction Between Worldly and Godly Sorrow

What is the distinction between worldly and godly sorrow? John Snyder explains in this video that not all repentance is the same. The Bible explains that there is a distinction between godly and worldly sorrow. Specifically, 2 Corinthians 7:10 states that, “[G]odly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Effect of Seeing Scripture as Sufficient

What is the effect of seeing Scripture as sufficient? Carlton McLeod explains in this video that it is one thing to believe that Scripture is infallible and inspired, but it is another to believe that it is sufficient for all of life. In Scripture, we find everything we need for life, ministry, and discipleship. God’s […]

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Do Not Be Discouraged, Dearly Beloved

Robert Murray M’Cheyne, in one of his pastoral letters, puts his finger in the wound and reveals what is often upon us in our sorrows… we pray for breakthrough, but it may be long time in coming, “Do not be discouraged, dearly beloved, because God bears long with you- because He does not seem to […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Repentance Continues Throughout Our Lives

Is repentance a one-time act? Rob Ventura explains in this video that repentance is a change of mind that brings about a change of direction. It is an about-face, a 180-degree turn. One example of repentance comes from the life of the prodigal son, who confessed that he had sinned against God and his father […]

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Work, For I Am With You

Our text brings us to a moment in the lives of the people of Jerusalem when the Word of the Lord came to them, to disrupt their lives and change the course of their labors. These were the years of distraction and wilderness. Only God could shake them. In this message you will hear the voices of two prophets […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Repentance Can Be Compared To

What can repentance be compared to? Paul Thompson explains in this video that repentance can be illustrated by a vehicle driving in one direction and then making a 180-degree turn. Repentance does not involve continuing to live the same life that you used to live and following the same, sinful patterns.  Rather, repentance is marked […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What are the Components of Repentance?

What are the components of repentance? Mike Davenport explains in this video that there are two elements of repentance. Repentance first involves a turning to God and a subsequent turning away from sin. You cannot serve both God and indulge in your sin. There cannot be an association or connection between God and sin. Repentance […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Difference Between Worldly and Godly Sorrow

How is worldly sorrow different from godly sorrow? Don Hart explains in this video that every person has experienced worldly sorrow, but only Christians have experienced godly sorrow. Worldly sorrow involves regret or remorse over committing sin, but there is no sorrow for grieving a holy God. Worldly sorrow does not involve sorrow over the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Source of Repentance and Its Effect on a Christian

What does repentance look like? Paul Carrington explains in this video that the source of repentance begins with God – it is a gift of God. God allows a man to see himself for who he is in the light of who He is. Once that person is saved, his ideas of God are changed […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Are We To Continue Reforming Today?

How do we continue reforming even today? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that one of the themes or mottos of the Reformation was, Semper Reformanda or, “always reforming” in accordance with Scripture. Today, we stand on the shoulders of the Reformers. We are called to hold onto these great truths of the Word of God. […]

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Repentance Conference

Our national conference in 2017 is taking place just a few days before the 500 year anniversary of the reformationand Luther’s 95 Theses nailed to the Wittenberg Door October 31, 1517. This is why we are directing our attention to the doctrine and the fruit of the Protestant Reformation. The heart of the Reformation was repentance. […]

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He Is Good, for His Mercy Endures Forever Toward Israel

Is the journey harder than you thought it would be? Is the trial lasting longer than you thought it would? In Ezra 3:8-13, it is very clear that the returned captives walked out of one difficult situation into another – 70 years of captivity, and into another situation, that had it’s own challenges. Has that ever […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Repentance: A One-Time Event in the Life of a Christian?

Is repentance a one-time event in the life of a Christian? Curt Daniels explains in this video that repentance is not a one-time event in the life of a Christian – rather, it is something that continues throughout the life of a Christian. The first of Martin Luther’s 95 theses reads: “When our Lord and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What is Biblical Repentance?

What is true, biblical repentance? Is the mere shedding of tears sufficient? Jason Dohm explains in this video that we might think that a person is repentant if they appear sorry. But, there are other aspects to repentance that go beyond the mere shedding of tears. Repentance involves both the confession of sin and the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Sola Scriptura: One of the Most Helpful Reforms of the Reformation

What was one of the most helpful reforms that took place during the Reformation? Joel Beeke explains in this video that one of the most helpful reforms was Sola Scriptura – the understanding that Scripture alone is sufficient. Acknowledging that Scripture alone was sufficient elevated Scripture to its most proper place. The Reformers understood that Scripture is […]

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