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Fear of God Devotional: Genetic Engineering and the Fear of God

Kevin Swanson connects the efforts of human cloning, genetic engineering, and false wombs… to a loss of the fear of God.

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The Fear of God in Worship

We would all do well to listen to John Owen as he addresses the significance of worshiping “with reverence and godly fear.” He writes: The sense of these words may best be learned from what they are opposed unto. Such as, 1. Want [lack] of a due sense of the majesty and glory of God […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Do You Instill the Fear of God in Your Family

Studying the Bible systematically is the central way to grow in the fear of God. Here Jason Dohm urges families to bring the whole Bible to bear for their discipleship. This means that we immerse ourselves in the whole counsel of God. In order to do this, we must abandon our preferences, and bring our […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Mercy Increases Godly Fear in Man

God is infinitely angry with sin, yet He grants mercy to sinners through the shed blood of His Son. This is mercy. Infinite anger is replaced with infinite mercy by the atoning blood of Jesus. In this sense, the fear of God is a response to mercy. And, when someone grants you mercy, you want […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How the Fear of God Works in the heart of a Christian

Orthodoxy can exist without the fear of God. Doctrinal purity, outward religion, Church attendance, family worship, prayers, and any other thing you can name, can exist without the fear of God. But, when a person begins to see the glory of God, the fear of God grows. And when it does, joy breaks out. The […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Fearing God and a Pastor’s Salary

I once heard someone say that pastors were some of the most insecure people in the world. Perhaps this is related to the many pressures they experience. They are exposed to lots of disappointment, bear heavy burdens for their people, experience betrayal, slander, and misrepresentation. Longtime friends may brush them aside in a moment. Plus, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Fearing God and a Pastor’s Salary

I once heard someone say that pastors were some of the most insecure people in the world. Perhaps this is related to the many pressures they experience. They are exposed to lots of disappointment, bear heavy burdens for their people, experience betrayal, slander, and misrepresentation. Longtime friends may brush them aside in a moment. Plus, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Do I Really Fear God

No one ever feared God completely, but, how much of the fear of God do you have? Growing in the fear of God is the objective of every true Christian. Are you growing in the fear of God, or the fear of man?

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Fear of God Devotional: Helping Children See What the Fear of God Looks Like

Children love stories… They always want you to tell them a story about when you were young, or any story for that matter. In this fear of God devotional, Joel Beeke recommends that parents tell the stories of those in the Bible who had a fear of God. They are wonderful resources for children… Moses, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Why Did God Take My Child?

Why did God take my child? Why did I get cancer? The fear of God helps us get through when we have questions we cannot answer. When we know that God is almighty, we can trust in Him. This is why we should study scripture, not just to study scripture, but to study in order […]

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How Forgiveness and Fear of God are Connected

Al Martin urges to grow our fear by growing our awareness of forgiveness: Therefore if you would have the fear of God sustained in your heart, feed your soul on God’s forgiveness. Don’t allow yourself to go back under the terrors of the law that will drive you from Him. Allow yourself to bask in […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Does the Fear of God Liberate Me

Paul Thompson speaks of how the fear of God frees us from ourselves. It keeps us from the bondage of continuous personal self driven innovation. God’s wisdom and authority teach us that it is good to put sin to death, to turn from our own ways, and to fear Him instead of acting as free […]

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Overview of the Book of Acts – Listen Live

At 5:00 today, we will enter into the world of the early church, praying that we would be instructed and changed as we rediscover the early church of Jesus Christ, looking for how we might the transformed. Acts is one of the most exciting books of the Bible for it is full of action and ideas and conflict. The […]

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Big Grandpa in the Sky or What

Kevin Swanson asks, “Is God the great marshmallow grandpa in the sky, or the great tyrannical ogre in the sky?” Who is God? How should we think of Him? How does fear figure into our understanding of God? Various attributes of God are listed in Ex 34:6-7: “And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, […]

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Church Discipline and the Fear of God

One of the tragedies of the modern church is that she has nearly set aside the practices of biblical church discipline. Jason Dohm speaks of how church discipline increases the fear of God in a congregation. When one member is disciplined, all examine themselves and see how they themselves have sinned in the same way. […]

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