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Fear of God Devotional: Temporarily Bedazzled but Ever Idolatrous

Do we have idols in our life that prevent us from serving and loving God with our whole heart? Craig Houston explains in this video that he is deeply concerned that too many people come to church for an hour each week but then live their life however they please. Unfortunately, many churches promote this […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Family Worship – Advice For Busy Fathers

How should a busy father prepare for family worship? Joel Beeke explains in this video that while fathers often find themselves busy, they should not use that as an excuse for neglecting times of family worship. Instead, he suggests two areas that fathers should focus on to help them better prepare for family worship. First, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Disaster – Separating Justification and Sanctification

What are the effects of separating justification from sanctification? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that we are not free to sin. Rather, we are free from sin and transgressing the law of God because of the grace of Christ that takes care of the guilt of our sin and the corruption and power of […]

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Gospel Refreshers: Paul Washer, The Gospel. The most terrifying truth of Scripture…

First of all the gospel begins with God. You see the whole problem really comes back to the nature of God. God is a just God, a holy God. He cannot violate His attributes, He cannot do something that contradicts Himself. He is a righteous God. Now that is a good thing it would be […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is Sola Scriptura Worth Dying For?

Are we willing to sacrifice much to be faithful to the commands of God found in Scripture? Sam Waldron explains in this video that the Latin phrase “Sola Scriptura” or “by Scripture alone” was something that reformed Protestants closely adhered to and sacrificed greatly for. The Puritans held that Scripture applied to all things and […]

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The People who Feared God – Zacchaeus

How is a God-hating man transformed into a God-fearing man?   Gary Powers shares the story of Zacchaeus in this video and explains how Zacchaeus was a powerful man – he was the chief of tax collectors. He was greatly feared. Yet, he wanted to see who Jesus was and climbed up a tree to get […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Use of the Law for an Unbeliever

How is an unbeliever affected by the laws of God? Jason Dohm explains in this video that the law has multiple uses and has different functions for unbelievers and believers. For instance, it can be a crushing weight on an unbeliever, one that helps them to see their desperate need for mercy and to ultimately […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Singing as Worship

Why is it important to sing and participate during times of worship? Craig Houston explains in this video that he is passionate about singing because God is passionate about singing as worship. Singing in worship enlivens the heart of God’s people as they sing together unto the Lord. Throughout Scripture, we see numerous instances of […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Probing Children in Spirtual Matters

How can fathers more effectively discuss spiritual matters with their children? Joel Beeke explains in this video that as a father, it is important to gently and lovingly discuss theological matters with your children. He recommends that fathers ought to ask questions to a child at their age level or just a bit above it. […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Legalism and Her Children

What is the balance between faith and works? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that legalism always seems to break down into antinomianism. Both are incorrect. Legalism is salvation by works or our own fake application of God’s laws. Antinomianism involves abandoning of all God’s laws. What we need theologically is to bring these together […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Sanctification Works

How is sanctification described in Scripture? Jason Dohm explains in this video that Peter gives a good description of sanctification in 2nd Peter. Sanctification begins inwardly and works its way outward – “Growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Fundamentally then, we see that sanctification is growth, a growth in the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Self Sacrificing Headship

How do fathers raise their children in a Christ-centered environment? Jeff Pollard explains in this video that when God appoints a man to be the husband of his wife and instructs him to love her as Christ loves the church, it is an astonishing requirement. To try to get the modern American man to understand […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Faithfulness in Small Things

Are you faithful in both the “big” and “small” things? Craig Houston explains in this video that one of the concerns that he has with Christians is the idea of faithfulness. The Bible says that it is required in stewards, that a man be faithful. Faithfulness to the things of God is something that is […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Training Your Children in Family Worship

How do you train your sons to lead family worship? Joel Beeke explains in this video that the best way to train your older children is for them to see you training your younger children. In the area of family worship, they learn from your example of faithful, regular times of family worship. One day, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is There A Breakdown of Authenticity?

How do we battle insincerity and hypocrisy in our lives? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that in many Christian families, there is often a lack of authenticity. We see insincerity in worship and hypocrisy within the home. Fathers and mothers model this to their children and their children pattern themselves after their parents. The […]

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