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Fear of God Devotional: The Genesis 3 Attack

  What is one of the primary attacks on Scripture today? Ken Ham explains in this video that just as Satan tempted Eve by saying, “Did God really say that?” the Church should expect similar attacks today. The words of God have consistently been under attack since Genesis. Throughout history, when God’s Word comes under attack, […]

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Suffering Brings Us Closer to the Man of Sorrows

Robert Murray M'Cheyne received a letter from a friend during a time of suffering explaining how sorrows bring us closer to the man of sorrows… “There is a great want [lack] about all Christians who have not suffered. Some flowers must be broken or bruised before they emit any fragrance. All the wounds of Christ send out […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Christ Alone By Grace Alone

  What was the heart of the Reformation? Don Hart explains that the heart of the Reformation encompassed all of the Solas. But faith in Christ and salvation by the grace of God alone was perhaps the “hinge” of the Reformation as Martin Luther once noted. The Gospel explains how a sovereign, loving God redeemed […]

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Three Reasons Young People Leave the Church

Here is a good article by Midwestern Seminary President Jason Allen. His first reason I believe is the most common… Many Young Adults Leave the Church because They Never Joined it Spiritually Many young adults leave the church because they were never truly converted to Christ in the first place. John the Apostle warned us […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Keeps Us From Repenting?

What keeps us from repentance? Gary Powers explains in this video that our flesh hates Christ and attempts to detract from Christ and His Glory. The world hates Him. The devil hates Him. Accordingly, we as sinful beings must repent of our sin and turn from it. We must humble ourselves and pray and seek […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Importance of Faith

What is one of the primary doctrines of the Reformation? Sam Waldron explains in this video that to identify the primary doctrine of the Reformation, we must begin by looking at the Five Solas. Out of those five, perhaps the cardinal doctrine of the Reformation is “sola fide” or “faith alone” for justification. Without faith, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Repentance And Faith

Does repentance continue to be an ongoing act in the life of a Christian after conversion? Jeff Pollard explains in this video that repentance is an ongoing act in the Christian life. At regeneration, when an elect sinner tastes the glorious grace of God in Jesus Christ and the Spirit of God moves upon his […]

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The Stupid, Idiotic, Unproductive, Barbarous Life of a Keeper at Home

Im extremely grateful for the army of mothers who are dedicating their years to the role of wife and mother… as keepers at home. They have thrown off the chains. They are defying the culture as it hurtles to self destruction. But, if you want a small window into some of the modern roots of […]

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Fear of God Devotional: One of the Most Beneficial Effects of the Reformation

What was one of the most beneficial effects of the Reformation? Paul Carrington explains in this video that one of the most beneficial effects of the Reformation was that individuals were confronted with the idea of the sufficiency of Scripture. By being exposed to what God commanded in Scripture, the Reformers were forced to decide […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Authority a Driving Force Behind the Reformation

What was one driving force behind the Reformation? Joel Beeke explains in this video that the Protestant Reformation began as part of Martin Luther’s opposition towards the selling of indulgences to allegedly “release” souls from purgatory. This abuse from the Roman Catholic Church contributed to one of the driving forces behind the Reformation — the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Message of the Gospel

  What is the message of the Gospel? Geoff Botkin explains in this video that the church has a message that can change and convert the entire world. The power of the Gospel can benefit the unregenerate because when they are living in a culture and society that has been impacted by the Bible, they […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Dead Churches and the Doctrine of Regeneration

  How can revival come to “dead” churches? Paul Washer explains in this video that many of the churches are dead in America because the individuals that are leading them are dead. We must return to the Gospel and to a doctrine that is often lost in the church – the doctrine of regeneration. Throughout […]

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Fear of God and Church Beauty

Here is Christ’s tenderness and compassion towards His people in their guilt from sin. John is speaking of what makes a true church. What makes a church happy and humble and sweetly composed before God? He answers How do you get the junk out of a church; how God purifies His church; How God humbles His church so […]

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Fear of God Devotional: A Godly Father Leads and Uses His Family in Evangelism

  What role should a father take in evangelism? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that a man has to be the leader of his family in the area of evangelism. Sending your child to witness to a peer at his school is very unwise. Fathers ought to be the ones who demonstrate to their […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Hypocrisy, Legalism and Phariseeism

  Are there areas of legalism or hypocrisy in your life? Geoff Botkin explains in this video that from reading Scripture, it is clear that Christ hates hypocrisy and legalism. A father ought to be concerned about what his children and family believe to be pious conduct. What they may think is pious conduct may […]

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