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Fear of God Devotional: The Word of God Reforms Everything

How can a father be intentional about reforming his life? Paul Thompson explains in this video that a reformation of thinking involves a follower of Christ bringing everything under the subjection of Scripture. All aspects of life must be governed by Scripture.  He explains that a father ought to be a blessing to his children and […]

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Live Read2018 Webinar – Scott Brown and Justin Huffman

Jimmy Ferebee and I recently discussed the things we read over the past week as we are reading through the Bible. This discussion is about 20 minutes. Our hope is to give some practical insights for families for the reading from the past week in Kings-Chronicles and John. You can view the webinar here.

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Fear of God Devotional: Nothing In My Hands I Bring

What does true repentance look like? Paul Carrington explains in this video that true repentance looks like a man who has been undone. He’s been broken down, he sees his own poverty. Repentant people realize that there is nothing in their hands that they can bring to somehow merit salvation or repentance. They must cling to […]

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An Ordinary Life together

In this series, “Joined and Knit Together,” we are casting vision and setting expectations for life at Hope Baptist Church. I would like to address the virtue and the power of an ordinary Christian life. God has given particular ways for His people to live. I would like to both explain and glorify the simple […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Repentance in Our Children

How can we teach our children about repentance? Joel Beeke explains in this video that when a child says that they’re sorry for doing something and there is no fruit to repentance, you as a parent should encourage your children to not merely say words but to ask God to help them truly repent and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Does Reformation Happen Today?

How does reformation happen today? Rob Ventura explains in this video that when we say, “Semper Reformanda” we are not looking for something that we haven’t discovered yet. Rather, we are going back to the Bible. This is a key thing for us to keep in mind today.  Reformation goes back to the Bible. It […]

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The Most Satisfying Food

Jesus life was shaped exclusively by the will of His Father, as we see in His interaction with the woman at the well. Not only is the conversation with the Samaritan woman the longest single running dialog in the gospels with an individual, she is the first recorded person in the Gospel of John who […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Does Repentance Look Like?

What does repentance look like in the life of a Christian? Rob Ventura explains in this video that repentance is the continual disposition of the Christian. We see our sin and it saddens us. We are grateful that we can even repent because we understand that is a gift of God.  Repentance in the life of […]

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Revivals and Reversals (2 Kin. 19 – 1 Chron. 10; John 7-10)

Jimmy Ferebee and I recently discussed the things we read over the past week as we are reading through the Bible. This discussion is about 20 minutes. Our hope is to give some practical insights for families for the reading from the past week in Kings-Chronicles and John. You can view the webinar here.

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Fear of God Devotional: How Can Words Sometimes Indicate Repentance?

How can our words indicate if we are truly repentant? Sam Waldron explains in this video that although of course it’s not the same in every case, merely saying “I’m sorry that you’re upset” or “Well, I apologize” is generally not an indication that you are truly sorry for what you did to the other […]

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Fear of God Devotional: When a Nation Repents

What is the effect of a nation that repents? Rob Ventura explains in this video that when a nation seeks after God and repents, they turn to God’s Word. They honor it. When a nation repents, God will hear them and forgive them.  When leaders turned from their sin and followed after the Lord, they […]

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You May Believe: Intro. John

“Christ is the whole of man's happiness, the sun to enlighten him the physician to heal him a wall of fire to defend him the friend to comfort him the pearl to enrich him the ark to support him the rock to sustain him under the heaviest pressures…” Isaac Ambrose

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Fear of God Devotional: True Repentance Is Without Excuses

What is a characteristic of false repentance? Joel Beeke explains in this video that a person who demonstrates false repentance never truly repents. You often sense it in the language of people. They say things like, “If I have done anything wrong, please forgive me.” The problem is that they are not acknowledging that they […]

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Am I a True Worshiper

Jesus and disciples are making a bee-line to Galilee, going straight through Samaria when Jesus meets a Samaritan woman by a well. This is the longest dialog of Jesus with a single person recorded in the Bible. This conversation leads to revival in a city. In the text before us, we are midstream in the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Does Reformation Happen in the Family?

How does reformation happen in the family? David Eddy explains in this video the main way that reformation occurs in a family is through repentance. There is no greater beginning point than the repentance of the father. When the father really desires to follow the Lord, there is a natural outflow of change that will occur within […]

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