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Fear of God Devotional: The Effect of a Father’s Repentance

What is the effect of a father who repents? Carlton McLeod explains in this video that when a father decides that he has not acted in accordance with Scripture he turns to God’s Word. He sees it as all-sufficient and he begins to cast his vision for his children.  He repents in front of his […]

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Tools for How to Keep Your Children with you in Church

This is dedicated to the increase of joy in worship for the whole family. When we started a family integrated church here in Wake Forest many ago, no one had any experience with keeping their children with them in the worship service. So, before we launched the church, we spent an entire month on Sunday […]

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The Ultimate Tragedy of Seeking Your Own Honor

When Jesus said, “how can you believe if you receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God? ” (v44), he was referring to the greatest obstacle to belief in Jesus. It is not an intellectual argument or scientific data that keeps people from believing in and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: A Heart to Raise Godly Generations

How do we raise godly children in today’s culture? Ken Ham explains in this video that he believes that we are on the precipice of catastrophic change. Two-thirds of young people have already left the church and those who are within the church are often very secularized. Many parents have failed to raise their children […]

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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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