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Fear of God Devotional: One of the Biggest Problems in the Church Today

What is one of the biggest problems that we have in our churches today? Paul Carrington explains in this video that one of the biggest problems that we have in our churches and culture today is that many people claim that they are Christians but they never exhibit true fruits of salvation and they have […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Pastors Must Not Forget to Preach in Their Sermons

What must pastors not forget to preach in their sermons? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that a pastor needs to preach the great contrast between God’s holiness and man’s sinfulness. Preachers must point to the cross. At the cross, God sent His Son, Christ took the wrath of God and experienced God’s turning away. […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The False Repentance of Jeroboam

What is an example of false repentance? Paul Thompson explains in this video that we see instances of false repentance in Scripture. Jeroboam was king and God sent a man to call him out of the ungodly things that he has done. The man of God comes and warns Jeroboam and Jeroboam immediately attempts to […]

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

What is the distinction between worldly and godly sorrow? Mike Davenport explains in this video that there is a significant difference between worldly and godly sorrow. Worldly sorrow is a sorrow that may lead to repentance, but it is primarily concerned with self and how others think of them. In other words, the focus is […]

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Fear of God Devotional: When Does Repentance Occur in the Life of a Christian?

When and how does repentance occur in the life of a Christian? Don Hart explains in this video that there is a point where saving knowledge and repentance occur in a Christian’s life. There are different ways that God can save us and bring us to a saving knowledge of Himself. For example, not all […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What is an Example of True Repentance?

What is an example of true repentance? Rob Ventura explains in this video that he knew of a man who had sinned grievously. But instead of continuing to live in sin, this man confessed his heinous sin to him, his wife, and his children.  He repented because he knew he had sinned against God and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Holiness and Reformation

Do we have a right thinking about holiness? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that it is crucial that we have a reformation in how we think about holiness.   We must look to see the beauty of holiness in the Scripture. We live in a society that frowns upon holiness. But, Scripture states that it […]

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Church Leaders Meeting, Southern CA

On December 8th, we will be gathering church leaders for teaching, fellowship, and prayer at Centerpoint Church in Colton California. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am and will conclude at 2:00 pm. Several church leaders including Scott Brown, Cliff Allcorn, Brian Owen, Aaron Hebbard, Deane Plew, Jason Young, and others will be delivering messages.

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Fear of God Devotional: Repentance: The Heart of the Christian Life

Does repentance continue even after salvation? Jason Dohm explains in this video that Martin Luther once said the heart of the Christian life is repentance. Once you have been justified, there is nothing you can do to be somehow more justified. But that doesn’t mean that repentance is something that Christians do once and never […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Do You Define Repentance?

What is repentance? Joel Beeke explains in this video that repentance is a 180-degree turnaround. It is a radical change of mind, soul, and will. It is the fruit of a new birth that the Holy Spirit works in our hearts.  After salvation, we receive a new compass in our lives. Everything gravitates towards God. […]

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Fear of God Devotional: An Example of True Repentance

What is an example of true repentance? Dennis Gunderson shares in this video an example of true repentance. There was a man that he knew who had been hiding a secret lifestyle of sexual sin and had been recently found out and was now facing legal consequences for his actions.  This man was given an […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Necessity of Penitence

What is the relationship between penitence and faith? Sam Waldron explains in this video that Martin Luther stated that any faith that did not emerge from the womb of penitence was not true faith. Faith was not simply some historical objective. For Luther, faith was a momentous experience where one comes face to face with […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Did You Bring to the Lord When You Were Saved?

What do you bring to God when you are saved? Carlton McLeod explains in this video that when He was saved, there was nothing that he brought to God except for his own iniquity. Salvation is something that completely apart from our own efforts.  When God gives us faith to believe, we can truly understand […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Church And Family Reformation Handled Poorly

How can reformation in the church or family be handled poorly? Paul Carrington explains in this video that reformation in the church or family can be handled poorly when we as fathers or leaders make changes without any communication. We must communicate the “why” behind what we are asking our family or church to do. […]

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Fear of God Devotional: A Church Without Mourning and Repentance

What is an issue present in many churches today? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that in many churches today, there aren’t enough people that are concerned about sin. They do not have the right perspective about sin. Those who demonstrate false repentance are merely concerned about themselves. But, a person who truly repents understands […]

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