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Fear of God Devotional: Measuring the Quality of One’s Repentance

How can we measure the quality of someone’s repentance? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that measuring true repentance over a short period of time is difficult. Over a long period of time, we can begin to see the fruits of the repentance and see that there has been a change of direction. We can […]

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Do You Honor the Son

In the depths of your heart, do you honor the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ? From the very beginning of the Gospel of John, it is clear that the heart of the good news is the divinity perfections of Jesus Christ. This is the central message of the gospel message and the theme […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Does National Repentance Look Like?

What does national repentance look like? Sam Waldron explains in this video that to explain what national repentance would look like, he would take people to the book of Jonah and see what Nineveh did. They genuinely repented of their sin. They recognized the evilness of their sin. They humbled themselves because of their sin. […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Repentance Changes Every Relationship

How does repentance towards God affect our relationships with others? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that because repentance is towards God from the individual, it will affect every part of our lives. As husbands, it will affect how we treat our wives. Living a life of constant repentance will affect the individuals we interact […]

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I Have No One to Put Me In

The healing of the lame man at the Pool of Bethesda marks the third miracle recorded in the Gospel of John. These miracles always have a double meaning… They speak of power of Jesus to heal physically as well as spiritually. In the healing of the lame man, we learn that Jesus cures our lame […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Would National Repentance Look Like?

What would repentance on a national scale look like? Rob Ventura explains in this video that the fruits of repentance on a national scale would look like a return back to Scripture and the commandments of God. It would involve people repenting and confessing their sin. People of all ages would repent. That would be a […]

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Fear of God Devotional: We Distance Ourselves from People Who Call for Repentance

Why do people oppose calls to repentance? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that America is an example of a nation that has rejected God and doesn’t want to repent. It is a nation that hears a message of repentance and refuses to listen. Very rarely will one will stand with a person who calls […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Repenting of Educational Practices

What is repentance and what is one practice that many of us need to repent of? Gary Powers explains in this video that repentance is a change in mind first and the change in mind leads to a change of direction. The source of repentance is the grace of God. When a man sees himself […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Importance of the Regulative Principle

How should the church apply the Regulative Principle? Sam Waldron explains in this video that churches need to come back to Scripture alone as the regulative principle for the church.  The worship, government, doctrine, and our understanding of the church all must be governed by the Word of God and the regulative principle. Simply put, if […]

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The Thieves of Sabbath Delight

In Nehemiah 13, we observe seven ways Nehemiah confronts the thieves of delight. In this scene, we observe that Nehemiah has been away from Judah for a number of years. He has now returned only to find that the people have drifted back into some of their old ways of disobedience. He sets himself to […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Be Prepared to Answer the Tough Questions

Are you prepared to answer the tough questions that your children ask you? Ken Ham explains in this video that you need to be able to answer the questions that your children might ask you about all topics, including those about creation.  If they ask you why dinosaurs aren’t expressly named in the Bible, you need […]

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Confronting Paganism in Home

In Nehemiah 13, we encounter the final scenes of reformation among those who returned from exile in Babylon over a hundred years before. After many dramatic reformations among the people through the years, we learn that Nehemiah traveled to back to Susa for some period of time. Finally, he returns to Jerusalem only to find […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fruit of Repentance in Marriage

What are the fruits of repentance in marriage? Don Hart explains in this video that just as it is not natural for a wife to submit to her husband it is not natural for a husband to love his wife. Both come as a result of a changed heart and real faith. So often, husbands […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How American Culture Can Hinder Reformation

How can American culture hinder reformation? Curt Daniels explains in this video that there are certain American ideals that are a hindrance to personal reformation and reformation in the church and family. One such ideal is the American Dream. It involves aiming for a good house, good cars, college degrees, and getting ready for retirement. […]

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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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