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What Confident and Humble Prayer Looks Like

John speaks of two categories of prayer: prayer for brethren and prayer for those who show every evidence that they are bound for Hell. Notice there are two categories of prayer in these verses, and he speaks of two goals of prayer: The first goal for prayer for sanctification – turning away from sin progressively, while the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Hardest Things About Family Worship

What is possibly the most difficult part about family worship? Joel Beeke explains in this video that one of the hardest things about family worship is the part where the father applies and practically teaches their family after they’ve read the Scripture. It is difficult and challenging to pray for your family but the hardest […]

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Biblical Practices for Church and Family Explained Here

Defining the ways that church and family intersect is the focus of, The Declaration for the Complementary Roles of Church and Family.”  When churches and families get this wrong… much goes wrong. The problem always stems from misunderstanding the doctrine and function of the family as well as the doctrine and function of the church […]

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Fear of God Devotional: God’s Blessings Upon His Church

What happens to a church that is devoted to the Word of God? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that embracing the world is failing our churches and families. If the church compromises and mirrors the way the world does things, the church, families, and society will be corrupted. The Word of God must be […]

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Listen Live – The Aggressive Power of the Christian Church

Listen live to the “Aggressive Power of the Christian Church” evangelism conference! The conference starts tonight at 6:30 EST. You can find more details, as well as a schedule here: http://ift.tt/2n7oWZC Live video here (poor quality, low bandwidth): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Yeb5PShXri5C3NO7ViaHw/live Live audio here: http://ift.tt/2mS7ohY

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Fear of God Devotional: Is All of Life Worship?

Is all of life worship? Sam Waldron explains in this video that there is a saying that “All of life is worship,” but that statement is not entirely accurate. All of life is not worship in the same sense that the church gathers for corporate worship. For instance, God never told Moses what furniture to […]

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Gospel Refreshers: David Platt – God Hates & Loves Sinners

I wrote this little orange book and it has gotten some publicity in a few different places, and one place in particular locally for us was in the Birmingham news. So this guy from the Birmingham news decides to pick a couple of quotes and have a good time with them… and so one quote […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Holiness Flows From Affections That Are Fixed On Jesus

What is holiness and how do we grow in it? Jason Dohm explains in this video that for many people, when they hear of “holiness,” it makes them think of self-righteousness. But this is an incorrect thinking of the word. Holiness means being completely set apart for God. Being available to do His will at […]

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The People Who Feared God – Obadiah

How do we fear God despite severe trials? Jason Dohm explains in this video how we can learn from Obadiah’s example of fearing God despite his own life being in danger. It is evident that Obadiah greatly feared the Lord. In fact, he put his life on the line to save 100 of the Lord’s […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Temporarily Bedazzled but Ever Idolatrous

Do we have idols in our life that prevent us from serving and loving God with our whole heart? Craig Houston explains in this video that he is deeply concerned that too many people come to church for an hour each week but then live their life however they please. Unfortunately, many churches promote this […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Family Worship – Advice For Busy Fathers

How should a busy father prepare for family worship? Joel Beeke explains in this video that while fathers often find themselves busy, they should not use that as an excuse for neglecting times of family worship. Instead, he suggests two areas that fathers should focus on to help them better prepare for family worship. First, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Disaster – Separating Justification and Sanctification

What are the effects of separating justification from sanctification? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that we are not free to sin. Rather, we are free from sin and transgressing the law of God because of the grace of Christ that takes care of the guilt of our sin and the corruption and power of […]

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Gospel Refreshers: Paul Washer, The Gospel. The most terrifying truth of Scripture…

First of all the gospel begins with God. You see the whole problem really comes back to the nature of God. God is a just God, a holy God. He cannot violate His attributes, He cannot do something that contradicts Himself. He is a righteous God. Now that is a good thing it would be […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is Sola Scriptura Worth Dying For?

Are we willing to sacrifice much to be faithful to the commands of God found in Scripture? Sam Waldron explains in this video that the Latin phrase “Sola Scriptura” or “by Scripture alone” was something that reformed Protestants closely adhered to and sacrificed greatly for. The Puritans held that Scripture applied to all things and […]

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The People who Feared God – Zacchaeus

How is a God-hating man transformed into a God-fearing man?   Gary Powers shares the story of Zacchaeus in this video and explains how Zacchaeus was a powerful man – he was the chief of tax collectors. He was greatly feared. Yet, he wanted to see who Jesus was and climbed up a tree to get […]

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