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Beauty for Ashes

In order to explain the power of the gospel, the good news, Isaiah desires to take us through remarkable scenes of life. In some places in Isaiah, he takes us over land and sea to explain it. Now in this passage, he takes us to preaching and a wedding. This whole story begins with a […]

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The Crowning Problem of Our Day

Everything flows from our understanding of God. Clarence Simmons, calls this our “crowning problem,” and he contends that we have to start with who God really is, if we ever hope to have a proper fear of God. For there can be no appropriate fear of God without a true knowledge of God. In order […]

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Expository Preachers and Expository Fathers

The doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture is the hallmark doctrine of the National Center for Family Integrated Churches. It is the pivotal principle around which all matters of faith and practice must revolve. Given this fact, our great desire at the NCFIC is that the people of God would be satisfied with Scripture alone […]

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Fear and a Low View of God

A low view of God makes a man a stranger to the true God and therefore a stranger to godly fear. But if a man seeks for God in the scriptures, he will learn the fear of the Lord. David said, “come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the […]

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Civil Leaders in the Bible Who Did Not Fear God

Rulers who fear God give the people what is beneficial to them, not necessarily what they want. Often, what they want will only weaken and corrupt them. In this sense, the best civil leaders are men who fear God. But most civil rulers do not fear God. They are like Jeroboam who was a man-pleasing, […]

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The Control Freak Father and the Fear of God

An angry father is a father who has lost a sense of the fear of God. But when children see a father who has bowed the knee to His God in holy fear, they find a new kind of father. It is the fear of God that subdues a father’s unrighteous anger. In that state […]

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Chastising Children and the Fear of The Lord

Children learn about God by their parents, and part of their learning comes from a father who constrains evil in his home. Hebrews 12 makes it plain that God chastises every son whom he receives. This is why a father who chastises his children is helping them learn the fear of the Lord. With this, […]

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Can You Hear the Voice of Your Shepherd

Joel Beeke tells a story of when he was in Scotland when he spoke to a shepherd who affirmed to him that sheep hear different voices, but only follow their own shepherd’s voice. Sheep will only follow the voice their shepherd, even though other shepherds are speaking. They will only follow his voice. Therefore, if […]

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All Subjects Tied to the Fear of God

Knowledge without the fear of God is worthless. Math, science, history only have meaning  when the fear of God is embraced. Everything goes sideways when the fear of God is lost. Science becomes more and more irrational and as a result Are you tying all of your instruction to the fear of God? Is there […]

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The Fear of God Is Everything in Life

African pastor, Malamuolo Chindongo explains how the fear of God brings order to our hearts, homes and in all of society. His analysis of the African context – If you don’t fear God it means you have no conscience. He describes what happens in nations when men do not fear God – men abuse one […]

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The Essence of the Fear of God

So many of our troubles come from misplaced fear. We fear man, instead of God. Craig Houston speaks of the only appropriate fear… fear of God. He recites Prov 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will keep […]

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A Wrong View of the Fear of God

Paul Washer shows how we often misunderstand the fear of God. The fear of God is different compared to fear of man. We don’t fear a wrathful man the way we fear God. God is different, so our fear is different… Godly fear is mingled with love and joy and awe. This is why the […]

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A Daily Video Devotional on the Fear of God

We are praying for a revival of the fear of God in our hearts, homes and churches. This is why today, we are launching a daily devotional on the Fear of God. We have over 90 short video clips from our friends Joel Beeke, Paul Washer, Jason Dohm, Craig Houston, Kevin Swanson, Malamuolo Chindongo, Paul Thompson […]

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No Fear of God Before Their Eyes

The ungodly, as they view and live life, as they carry our their desires and ambitions, do so devoid of the fear of God. When someone has just had his picture taken with a flash camera, he will have a bright spot before his eyes for the next minute or two. Everything he looks at […]

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Memorial Day – Remembering Important Lessons from Iwo Jima

It is good for us to examine history and learn from the events that God, by His sovereignty, has chosen to bring to pass. As we approach Memorial Day, there is one event that I want to focus on: Iwo Jima. During this season of history, there are many lessons on trials, manhood and courage […]

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