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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God in Purchasing Cars

How does the fear of God apply to various aspects of everyday life? Craig Houston explains in this video that the fear of God should influence all aspects of our life, even our vehicle purchases. When making such a purchase, one who fears God must determine how to be a wise steward of the money […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is Lack of Giving Connected with Lack of the Fear of God?

How can we increase in the fear of the Lord? In this video, Gary Powers explains that one way we can increase our fear of God is through our giving to a local church, the returning of a tithe to the Lord. It was implemented to teach God’s people to fear Him always. In America […]

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Fear of God Devotional: When Church Leaders Do Not Fear God

What happens when leaders of the church do not fear God as they ought? Mala Chindongo explains in this video that one problem in the church is that often, church leaders start with an inward focus and wrongly believe that everything is all about themselves. Instead of fearing God, they have no fear of God […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God and Understanding the Bible

How can one grow in knowledge, wisdom, and understanding? Craig Houston explains in this video that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. In contrast, fools despise wisdom and instruction (Proverbs 1:9). This fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, the beginning of having an understanding of the truth of […]

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How the Love of God Is Perfected in You

Its often easy to tell where people are from based on how they talk. John is making a very similar point in 1 John 2:3-8. Jesus makes a different kind of person. God teaches His children to think differently, talk differently, walk differently, react differently. It is tangible. It shows where they are from. John is making it clear that the greatest earthly blessing that […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Why We Fear God

How do we grow in our fear of God? Jason Dohm explains that most people don’t choose the things they fear – rather, fear is normally a response to something. Similarly, the fear of God is also a natural response that comes about when we understand who God is. We grow in our knowledge and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of the Lord in Culture

How was the fear of God present in early America? Carlton McLeod explains that the fear of the Lord impacts culture. It did at one point in America. The fear of the Lord produced a society that honored God’s name, that honored pastors, elders, the home. These characteristics were present even in non-church goers. By […]

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Fear of God Devotional: When Pastors Fear Man

What does it look like when a pastor fears man more than he fears God? Clarence Simmons explains that this kind of pastor will shun away from certain truths. He will only preach certain things to appease his congregation. He will never preach something that would upset an influential member of the congregation. Why do […]

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New Testament Survey – 1st & 2nd Peter – Listen Live at 5:00pm EST

As we are seeking to be refreshed by the early church we encounter Peter who desires his readers to recognize how they are “kept by the power of God.” Peter is writing to a despised and persecuted people. On July 19, 64AD, a fire broke out in Rome. The flames licked up large parts of the city […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Happens to a Country When Civil Magistrates Do Not Fear God

When leaders of a nation do not fear God, the results are disastrous. Mala Chindongo illustrates this idea by explaining how in Malawi, the economy is in shambles. Millions of people are struggling just to make ends meet. He explains that the reason why this happened is because Malawi had leaders who did not fear […]

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I Just saw the Film, Polycarp

Our family watched this recently…Polycarp.  I highly recommend it.  If you have small children, here is my recommendation: watch the film and then read the following books on Polycarp, Ireneaus of Lyons and Ignatius and to your children. Irenaeus of Lyons (Heroes of the Faith) Ignatius of Antioch (Heroes of the Faith) Polycarp of Smyrna (Heroes […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God and Personal Boldness

How does the fear of God give us the courage to stand up to evil men? Craig Houston shares Proverbs 28:1, which says: “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” He explains that this passage relates to the fear of God. When you fear God, it doesn’t […]

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The 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: When a Church Fears God

What does it look like when a church fears God? Jason Dohm explains in this video that when a church fears the Lord, there is a great carefulness to conduct the life of a church according to what God has said in His Word. Instead of being governed by their own thoughts or desires, a […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of The Lord

How does the fear of God manifest itself in the life of both an unbeliever and believer? Carlton McLeod explains that the fear of the Lord is manifested in the life of a believer by the love, reverence, awe, and passion that prompt the believer to obey God. It is the state of mental and […]

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