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Fear of God Devotional: The Prevailing Religion of the Day

What is the prevailing “religion” of the day? Paul Carrington explains in this video that the prevailing religion of the day is moralism – that somehow, you can make yourself acceptable to God. Or, if you don’t believe in God, that you can live a “good life.” You have a high opinion of yourself and […]

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Christianity Is a Life Centered Around a Person

Archibald Brown in his book, The Face of Jesus Christ, speaks of the heart of what it means to be a Christian. The heart of the matter is not getting your act together or adopting new principles or lifestyles or theologies… although it will always include these things… But the heart of genuine Christianity is […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What’s Different Between Our Times and the Protestant Reformation?

What is a distinction between the Reformation and the world we live in today? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that one distinction is that we have a much easier access to the Word of God. They did not have it available in the common tongue, in their churches, or in their homes. Though we […]

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Christ is most precious, when you..

You never knew what Jesus Christ really was worth until the clouds came over your head. You had often, perhaps, heard about, and talked about, the sympathy of Jesus. But, oh dear, what an unreal thing it was until you had nothing else to fall back on! You never know what the preciousness of Christ […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Offense of Reformation Without Repentance

Is it possible to have true reformation in our lives and within our churches without repentance? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that true, biblical reformation cannot happen apart from repentance. Trying to change our own lives through our own strength will not work. We cannot fight sin in our lives without God.   To […]

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Fatherhood Meetings in Montgomery July 21-22

This friday evening a small group of church, community and civil leaders will be gathering to consider the recovery of Biblical fatherhood. This is a critical topic for the health of church and family. Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Eastchase Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36117 5:30   Meet and Greet 6:00   Meal Time – Welcome and Introduction of Guest 7:00   […]

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Stirred up to Build the House of the Lord

In Ezra 1:1-5, we begin a story of hope in the midst of ruin. It is the beginning of a 117 year story of how God restores sinners – He brings them out of Babylon into his own house nurture and care. Everything that ever happened in history is for the purpose of telling the story […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Why Do Churches Often Ignore Necessary Reforms?

Why do churches often ignore necessary reforms? Gary Powers explains in this video that it is sometimes difficult for churches to enact biblical reforms because of the way church government is structured. For instance, there is often a church board and senior pastors instead of a biblical eldership. There are many man-made ideas in church […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Was the Impact of the Reformation?

What was the impact of the Reformation? Rob Ventura explains in this video that when we think of the result of the Reformation, the centrality of the Word of God and of preaching come to mind. A high view of Scripture, of the Gospel, of God, and of worship were just several glorious results that […]

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Fear of God Devotional: A Story Of Repentance And A Broken Marriage

How can repentance salvation transform and heal a once-broken marriage? Jason Dohm shares in this video a story of how salvation transformed an unsaved man that he knew and ultimately brought about a healing of a broken marriage. After his friend was born again, he spent a significant time among a Christian family. In time, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Justification: A Driving Force Behind the Reformation

What was a driving force behind the Reformation? Joel Beeke explains in this video that one major driving force behind the Reformation was the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Once Luther, Calvin, and the other Reformers grasped hold of the doctrine of justification by faith alone, the Roman Catholic Church’s false teachings were exposed. […]

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Hope in the Midst of Ruin

In this introduction to the book of Ezra we encounter a story of returning home after a time of ruin. The people of God have been captives in Babylon for seventy years. Now the seventy years has ended, and God is restoring His people. Ezra is one of the many examples in scripture where there is Hope in […]

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Mourning for Sin Without Repentance of Sin

“Many mourn for their sins that do not truly repent of them, weep bitterly for them, and yet continue in love and league with them.”    Matthew Henry The Concise Bible Commentary. N.p.: Thomas Nelson Inc, 2014. Print. 1 Samuel 24:16-22

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Fear of God Devotional: What is the Difference Between Worldly and Godly Sorrow?

What is the difference between worldly and godly sorrow? Dennis Gunderson explains in this video that worldly sorrow involves sadness of being caught in sin or being known as sinful by others. It involves perhaps a regret of the effects of sin. A worldly sorrow dislikes the consequences of sin but not the sin itself. […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Is the Source of Repentance?

What is the source of repentance? John Snyder explains in this video that we arrive at repentance by the Lord first showing us the distance between Himself, the Creator, and us, the created, which humbles us. God also shows us His purity. We realize the moral distance that separates us from God. We see our […]

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