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Fear of God Devotional: The Gospel and the Fear of God

How does the Gospel increase our fear of God? In this video, Paul Washer explains that the fear of God is not the Gospel but is a product of the Gospel. The Gospel is grace and grace alone. Those who hear the Gospel, repent, and believe the Gospel are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and […]

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Two Aspects of the Fear of God

Here Al Martin defines the fear of God identifying two elements that we see in the Bible: These two common uses of the word “fear” in the vocabulary of the people of biblical times (and also in some measure in our vocabulary) are both included in the biblical notation of the fear of God. There is […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Maintaining Godly Fear in the Home

How can we better incorporate the fear of God in family worship? During our times of family worship, Kevin Swanson explains that it is important to speak of God’s greatness and speak with reverential language – we’re in the presence of God. Often, we forget who we’re addressing when we do pray and we need […]

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Pray for These Pastors

Please pray for the following pastors Paul Carrington and I visited  over the weekend. Pray for Adam Maddan. Click here to hear of his church planting efforts. in the Brigham City area of Northern Utah. Pray for Paul Thompson, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Twin Falls, Idaho. Pray for Tim Moyer, pastor of Emmanuel Bible Church in Star Valley […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God in a Church Pastor

How should the fear of God affect pastors? In this video, Jason Dohm explains that pastors have many opportunities to fear or be anxious about a variety of church issues. The job of a pastor is to faithfully bring the Word of God to their congregation – however, their congregation does not always interpret his […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God in Church History

How have Christians feared God throughout history? In Augustine’s day, the fear of God was spoken of regularly. The idea of God being everywhere was a predominant theme in his writings. Today, however, we fear man instead of fearing God – what has changed? Starting with the Middle Ages, the fear of God was incrementally […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What It Means When You Don’t Want the Fear of God in Your Life

How do you identify an individual that does not have the fear of God? Paul Thompson explains that there are a variety of characteristics typical of individuals who have lost their fear of God. This is a person who does not want God to be the ruler of their life because that keeps them from […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How the Fear of God Changed Our Church

How can the fear of God change the way a church operates? In this video, Carlton McLeod explains how he, as a pastor, was initially focused on what those attending his church would want instead of turning to Scripture to understand the will of God for church life. He realized that he would have to […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God and A Sense of Sin

How does the fear of God impact our view of the cross, of God, and of sin? Joel Beeke explains that once we have a fear of God, it allows us to better understand the seriousness of sin. This, in turn, drives us to the cross, where we see the all-sufficiency of Christ. The cross […]

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How Children are Left Out in a Family Integrated Church

I am confident that worship and fellowship in a church should be age integrated, following the biblical patterns. There are many benefits… For example, in churches were this is practiced there is a heightened relational depth. The fellowship times last longer than in many churches. People get very connected. In most family integrated churches, the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How the Fear of God Changed Our Church

How can the fear of God change the way a church operates? In this video, Carlton McLeod explains how he, as a pastor, was initially focused on what those attending his church would want instead of turning to Scripture to understand the will of God for church life. He realized that he would have to […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is the Fear of God in Your Music?

How should the fear of God impact our music choices? In this video clip, Kevin Swanson explains that the music a family listens to is very important and influential. Music can either keep or break the first commandment by how it reveres and honors God. Sadly, much of the music released today does not honor […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God and the Presence of the Lord

What would it be like if you stood before God? Jason Dohm explains that in Scripture, we see that whenever people are before angels, the presence of God, or see a vision of God, they are undone and they are humiliated. In every instance, pride is crushed and replaced with a feeling of humiliation of […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God and A Sense of Sin

How does the fear of God impact our view of the cross, of God, and of sin? Joel Beeke explains that once we have a fear of God, it allows us to better understand the seriousness of sin. This, in turn, drives us to the cross, where we see the all-sufficiency of Christ. The cross […]

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Please Join me in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

I’d love to meet you at the Colorado Father Son Retreat and the NCFIC Leaders meeting that precedes it. Colorado Father Son Retreat: Crooked Creek Ranch in Fraser, Colorado | September 1-4, 2016 Come to the Father Son Retreat for four days of fellowship, encouragement, and adventure with hundreds of other dads and sons in […]

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