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New Testament Survey – 1st & 2nd Peter – Listen Live at 5:00pm EST

As we are seeking to be refreshed by the early church we encounter Peter who desires his readers to recognize how they are “kept by the power of God.” Peter is writing to a despised and persecuted people. On July 19, 64AD, a fire broke out in Rome. The flames licked up large parts of the city […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Happens to a Country When Civil Magistrates Do Not Fear God

When leaders of a nation do not fear God, the results are disastrous. Mala Chindongo illustrates this idea by explaining how in Malawi, the economy is in shambles. Millions of people are struggling just to make ends meet. He explains that the reason why this happened is because Malawi had leaders who did not fear […]

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I Just saw the Film, Polycarp

Our family watched this recently…Polycarp.  I highly recommend it.  If you have small children, here is my recommendation: watch the film and then read the following books on Polycarp, Ireneaus of Lyons and Ignatius and to your children. Irenaeus of Lyons (Heroes of the Faith) Ignatius of Antioch (Heroes of the Faith) Polycarp of Smyrna (Heroes […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God and Personal Boldness

How does the fear of God give us the courage to stand up to evil men? Craig Houston shares Proverbs 28:1, which says: “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” He explains that this passage relates to the fear of God. When you fear God, it doesn’t […]

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The Fear of God and Church Beauty

Here is Christ’s tenderness and compassion towards His people in their guilt from sin.  John is speaking of what makes a true church. What makes a church happy and humble and sweetly composed before God? He answers How do you get the junk out of a church; how God purifies His church; How God humbles His church so […]

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Fear of God Devotional: When a Church Fears God

What does it look like when a church fears God? Jason Dohm explains in this video that when a church fears the Lord, there is a great carefulness to conduct the life of a church according to what God has said in His Word. Instead of being governed by their own thoughts or desires, a […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of The Lord

How does the fear of God manifest itself in the life of both an unbeliever and believer? Carlton McLeod explains that the fear of the Lord is manifested in the life of a believer by the love, reverence, awe, and passion that prompt the believer to obey God. It is the state of mental and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Purpose of Chastisement

What is the purpose of chastisement? Clarence Simmons explains in this video that the purpose of God’s chastisement can be found in Hebrews chapter 12. That purpose is to conform us more to the likeness of God and to the will of God, that we may be holy. This involves a cutting off of all […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Essence of the Fear of God

Do you struggle with fearing man more than you fear God? Craig Houston points us to Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” He explains in this video that this truth should apply […]

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Chapel Library – A Treasure Trove of Biblical Wisdom

Don’t forget to visit Chapel Library often. They have some of the most significant books and pamphlets available today – a rich treasure trove. You can download hundreds of titles and even take courses that will grow your faith. For example… If you are called to be a pastor, check this series by Al Martin. This is […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Identifying the Fear of God in the Charismatic and Prosperity Gospel Movements

What are the effects of straying from the clear commands of Scripture? Mala Chindongo explains that it is critically important for us to develop the fear of God in our hearts. There has to be a devotion to what God has revealed about Himself in His Word. In short, there ought to be a clear […]

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God is Light

It is striking how man cannot stop trying to create more light, always improving light in houses, buildings, stadiums and other outdoor places covered in the darkness of night. Man cannot seem to lose his fascination with light.  We are always creating light that casts farther and is more penetrating and pleasing by degrees. In 1 John […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What is the Meaning of God’s Temporal Judgments in the World?

Have you considered just how merciful God is to us? Jason Dohm explains in this video that Lot’s wife is an example of God’s impending judgment. This account is given to us so that we can glimpse a little foretaste of what is to come. Jason directs our attention to Romans 9. In that chapter, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Blessing of the Fear of God

How is the fear of God a blessing? In this video, Carlton McLeod explains how the fear of the God is a blessing to believers. Once the believer begins to see who God is, how great He is, how awesome He is, how loving and how holy He is, there is a reverent trembling that […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Wrath of God is Holiness in Action

What happens when people do not have a fear of God? Clarence Simmons explains in this video that the wrath of God is essentially holiness in action. When there is no fear of God, we offend a holy God because we are acting in a way contrary to His holiness, His will, and His ways, […]

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