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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. […]

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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 […]

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Is it Morally Wrong to Look at Pornography ? An Interview

The World View spoke to Pastor Scott Brown of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches about why this is the case.  He said that it's the same problem in many cultures. The interview with Scott Brown starts at six minutes into the interview https://theworldview.com/#!news_broadcasts/trump-pleased-with-korea-summit-ama-moves-to-support-assisted-suicide-cartoons-are-more-and-more-corrupting-kids Here is the text of the interview: “For example, Edward Gibbons published a history […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Why Do We Neglect Prayer Meetings?

What is a reason many people neglect prayer meetings? How do church leaders cultivate a renewed prayer life? Dennis Gunderson explains in this video that prayer meetings have often deteriorated into gatherings of just a handful of people. One reason that so few people show up is because of the way they are led during the […]

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Willingly Offered Themselves

This is the story of a city reborn. In order to perform its function in the plan of God, the city must be re-populated… and God gave His people a spirit of willingness to move, in order to accomplish His purposes. Oftentimes, people need to make dramatic changes in order to advance the kingdom of […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Joy That Comes from Repentance

What is an example of the joy that comes from repentance? John Snyder explains in this video that an early English reformer named John Bradford is one of the greatest examples of repentance. During his life, he was betrayed by one of his co-pastors. In prison, he met other famous early English reformers and they were […]

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The Joy of Jerusalem Heard Far Off

As we arrive in Nehemiah chapter 12, much has happened among the exiles who returned from the Babylonian Captivity a hundred years before. Through the years, there have been hardships and heartbreaks along the way. There were threats and famine from the outside. There were pressures from the inside from faltering faith, selfishness, ceasing the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Repentance in Marriage

What should a husband do when he has sinned against his wife? Jeff Pollard explains in this video that after their wedding day, a husband and wife will most likely have an argument. There may be unkind words or wicked attitudes spoken towards each other. Once a husband has sinned against his wife, he must […]

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Turning Away from Pagan, Pt 1

In Nehemiah 13, we encounter the final scenes of reformation among those who returned from exile in Babylon over a hundred years before. After many dramatic reformations among the people through the years, we learn that Nehemiah traveled to back to Susa for some period of time. Finally, he returns to Jerusalem only to find […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Power of the Gospel

What is an example that demonstrates the power of the Gospel in the life of an unbeliever? Paul Carrington explains in this video that he became a Christian at 20 years old. His wife had just become a Christian, perhaps weeks before. Someone had lent him a Bible. He had never opened one.   One night, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Reformation Transforms a Family

How does reformation begin in the family? Rob Ventura explains in this video that once God starts getting a hold of the father and the mother and they realize what Scripture states about family life, a family begins to be reformed. They realize that Scripture is to be their guide for all of life. A […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Measuring the Quality of One’s Repentance

How can we measure the quality of someone’s repentance? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that measuring true repentance over a short period of time is difficult. Over a long period of time, we can begin to see the fruits of the repentance and see that there has been a change of direction. We can […]

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Do You Honor the Son

In the depths of your heart, do you honor the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ? From the very beginning of the Gospel of John, it is clear that the heart of the good news is the divinity perfections of Jesus Christ. This is the central message of the gospel message and the theme […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Does National Repentance Look Like?

What does national repentance look like? Sam Waldron explains in this video that to explain what national repentance would look like, he would take people to the book of Jonah and see what Nineveh did. They genuinely repented of their sin. They recognized the evilness of their sin. They humbled themselves because of their sin. […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Repentance Changes Every Relationship

How does repentance towards God affect our relationships with others? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that because repentance is towards God from the individual, it will affect every part of our lives. As husbands, it will affect how we treat our wives. Living a life of constant repentance will affect the individuals we interact […]

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