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He Manifested His Glory

In John 2:1-12 we see how Jesus began His public ministry in a very surprising way. John the Baptist came “neither eating or drinking,” and was dressed in camels hair and a leather belt and deprived himself of the comforts of this life. Jesus, now enters the scene in sharp contrast. His first miracle shows […]

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Why Folks Resist Authority

In this audio message, Jeff Pollard explains the matter of elder authority from Hebrews 13. He begins by examining why people have such difficulty with authority.  He says, “The clear and direct language of the text undoubtedly sounds foreign to modern American ears for at least four reasons:  (1) Our inherently sinful condition: In the Garden of […]

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Read2018 Live Webinar – (Lev. 19-Num. 15; Mk. 3-7)

At 3:00 pm EST, Mark Tuso and I will be on a live webinar to discuss the things we read over the past week as we are reading through the Bible. We will be on the line for 20 minutes to give some practical insights for families for the reading from the past week in Leviticus […]

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Undone in a Minute – By Adultery

Playing with pornography? Flirting and texting? It’s the path of the death (Prov 5:5). Samuel James states it succinctly, “Everyone knows that infidelity damages marriages, but not many people vividly imagine years of their work and arguments and advocacy going down the drain too.”  Samuel James

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The Place of Marriage in the Grand Scheme of Things

It is difficult to exaggerate the place that the Bible gives to marriage. Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven is like a wedding (Mat. 22:2-14). Yet these words only begin to communicate the importance of marriage. e apostle Paul reveals in Eph. 5:22-33 that God created marriage for a very particular purpose: to visibly […]

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I Found It!

What does it mean to follow Jesus? How does it happen? What is the result of following Him? These questions are answered in John 1:35-51 where we observe five illustrations of the conversions of the first five disciples of Jesus during his public ministry. What happens to them? They see Jesus, and say, “eureka,” which […]

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A Father is a Detail Man

They say “the devil is in the details,” meaning that the details matter. It is the same with fathers, God obligates fathers to be men of details.  Specifically, “His wonderful works” (Ps 78:4). This describes a man who knows the details of how God has worked. There are two categories of the works of the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Preaching Is the Key to Reformation

What is a key to reformation? Gary Powers explains in this video that one of the keys to reformation involves the preaching of the Word of God. Often, in many churches today, the preaching occupies only a small part of the service or the content of the sermon is catered to what the congregation wants […]

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Live Webinar with Kert Martin – Leviticus 1-21; Matthew 27-Mark 3

At 3:00pm EST, Kert Martin and I will be on a live webinar to discuss the things we read over the past week as we are reading through the Bible. We will be on the line for 20 minutes to give some practical insights for families for the reading from the past week in Leviticus and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fruits of Repentance

What are the fruits of repentance? Rob Ventura explains in this video that some of the fruits of repentance involve a fresh and renewed communion and fellowship with God and a conscience void of offense.   One of the worst things a Christian can have is a bad conscience. We must confess sin to God. Those […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is Repentance Necessary for Salvation?

Is repentance necessary for salvation? Jason Dohm explains in this video that repentance is absolutely necessary for salvation because repentance is always joined with faith and salvation comes through faith alone.  In Acts 3:19, Peter declares, “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Teaching Children About Repentance

How can you explain the concept of repentance to your children? Joel Beeke explains in this video that you can help illustrate the concept of repentance to your children by helping them to understand that just as they are moved to grief when they sin against their earthly father, they should also sorrow because they are […]

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Leaders – Getting Our Own Houses in Order

I know an exemplary Christian man who had conducted Bible studies with businessmen for many years. But he became convicted that he was not teaching his own wife and children. So he quit teaching the Bible study with businessmen for 10 years. He decided he should not lead other men unless he was doing it […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Does Repentance Look Like in the Life of a Pastor?

What does repentance look like in the life of a pastor? Dennis Gunderson explains in this video what repentance looka like in a pastor. He has to be a man who doesn’t take advantage of the fact that he is held in high esteem. He must be a man that exemplifies humility.  He has to […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Judas and Peter Did After They Both Sinned

What is the difference between the lives of Judas and Peter after they both sinned? John Snyder explains in this video that we find a contrast between Judas and Peter in the way that they responded after they sinned grievously. Judas betrayed Christ for 30 pieces of silver, but Peter betrayed Christ as well when […]

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