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A Hatred of Sin and Apprehension of the Mercy of God

Here is the section on repentance in Benjamin Keach’s Baptist Catechism: Q. 94. What is repentance unto life? A. Repentance unto life is a saving grace, whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sin, and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, does, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn from it […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Root Cause Behind the Exodus of Our Youth

What is the root cause behind the exodus of our children from the modern church? Scott Brown explains in this video that youth ministry is not the cause of our children leaving the church. Rather, it stems from ignoring the things that are plainly taught in Scripture. The root problem is the failure to trust […]

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Fish Will Not Be Fishermen

Modern folks seem to feel that they need to become like the world in order to win the world. They think that If they look and talk and act like worldlings, then they will be able to relate with them. Nothing could be further from the truth. The world needs to see holiness not worldliness, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Comprehensive Nature of the Great Commission

How should Christians view the work of evangelism? Don Hart explains in this video that evangelism is critically important. We have been given a great commission. We are called not only to make disciples but to make disciples of nations. It is a comprehensive work. We need to influence with the Gospel, not just the […]

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How Should We Think about Parachurch Ministries?

How should we think about parachurch ministries? The Nine Marks Journal has given us several helpful articles in “Church and Parachurch – Friends or Foes.” These articles deal with issues of accountability, prioritization, the creation of a celebrity culture and… particularly, the centrality of the local church. In this Nine Marks Journal issue you will read […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Four-Fold Way of Puritan Evangelism in the Church

How would Puritan ministers go about evangelizing? Joel Beeke explains that there were four distinct characteristics of Puritan evangelism. First, their evangelism was biblical. They always used biblical texts. They were men of the book. Second, they evangelized doctrinally. They knew how to take biblical truths and use Scripture to convict people of sin. Third, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Does Your Home Need to be in Order to Evangelize?

Is there an excuse for a man to not disciple his family? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that God wants a man to disciple his children. It doesn’t matter if his life is in order or not. The Bible calls for a man to teach the Word of God on a daily basis to […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Church Leaders Who Embrace Worldliness

How does a pastor’s embracing of worldliness hurt both believers and unbelievers within the church? Paul Washer explains in this video that when pastors do not preach the true Gospel and use worldly means to attract people, churches become filled with carnal people. A pastor who embraces such a methodology hurts both the believers and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Scripture’s Silence Concerning Age-Segregation

Why is youth ministry, something not found in Scripture, wrong when there are many things within the church today that are also not found in Scripture? Scott Brown explains in this video that we see that positive commands and examples regarding the youth and worship in Scripture each call for age-integrated discipleship and worship in […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Church’s Duty to Equip the Saints

How is a church to equip the saints for evangelism? Don Hart explains in this video that the modern church needs to realize and understand that as pastors preach and exposit the Scripture, they are preparing the members of the church to go out and evangelize throughout the week. Many modern churches have become misguided […]

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You Must Know This

It is popular for the millennial generation and many others to say that you can't know the answer to important questions regarding your soul. The spirit of the age is uncertainty and tentativeness. To have a firm opinion on a matter of morality or spirituality is not considered socially acceptable. For some, having a firm opinion is unwise because […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Minister as Leader of Evangelism in the Local Church

How ought a pastor or elder train others to evangelize? Joel Beeke explains in this video that the Puritans believed that the believers should learn how to evangelize from the pastor in the church. The pastor would evangelize the various families in the pulpit and in the home. He would teach them how to do […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Do Family-Integrated Churches Ignore the Lost?

How should family-integrated churches address unsaved individuals? Kevin Swanson explains that a lack of evangelism stems from a lack of faith and courage to communicate the Gospel. Some individuals say that one way to evangelize the world is to send their young children to public schools. But this is not wise and goes against Scriptural […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Important Is the Issue of Age Segregation?

How does our view of Scripture affect our beliefs regarding age segregation? Scott Brown explains in this video that the most devastating problem that the Church faces is the distortion of the Gospel. The church must always strive to present the Gospel clearly. Accordingly, perversions of the Gospel should be met with the most aggressive […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Evangelism is First and Foremost a Family Event

Should fathers evangelize with their families present? Don Hart explains in this video that evangelism ought to be a family event. Some individuals prefer to divide their children when it comes to evangelism, but there is not a command in Scripture to divide the family or examples of a family being divided during evangelism. Rather, […]

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