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Fear of God Devotional: Winning Souls and the Fear of God

Are you passionate about winning unsaved souls? Does the thought of unsaved souls spending eternity in hell concern you? Joel Beeke identifies a critical shortcoming of Christians today – that we have become increasingly focused on worldly activities and priorities instead of having an eternal focus, one that yearns for lost souls to be saved. […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Talking to Unbelievers about the Fear of God

How do we as Christians speak to unbelievers about the fear of God? Where do we even start since unbelievers have a very skewed, inaccurate view of God? Though the fear of God is a concept that is foreign to an unbeliever, Paul Thompson explains that we are to start our conversations by discussing how […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How to Grow in the Fear of God

Do you find yourself becoming discouraged because you feel like you’re not growing in the fear of God? Paul Washer suggests that the answer lies in how we prioritize each day. There are 24 hours in a day – how much of those hours are dedicated to personal Bible reading, spent in prayer, by listening […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Godly Fear in the Home

Whether they realize it or not, parents are constantly influencing their children, either for bad or for good. So how do parents communicate the fear of God in their home? How do we do this on a daily basis as we live life alongside our children? In this video, Kevin Swanson explains that parents can […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is it possible to be saved and not fear God

Having a fear of God and salvation go hand in hand. When we realize how serious our sin is in God’s eyes, how perfect He is, and how much He hates sin, it drives us to the cross and to repentance. Conversely, a casual, flippant approach to sin and its consequences should cause alarm. What […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Thankfulness and the Fear of God are Connected

It seems counterintuitive to say that those who fear God are most thankful. How can you feel thankfulness for God and fear God at the same time? Joel Beeke speaks of how thankfulness and the fear of God are friends. The people who are most thankful in this world are those who fear God. 1 […]

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When You Do Not Delight Him

In losing His delights, we lose all hope of delight. This is what happens to us when He is out of our minds, deaf to our ears, and blind to our seeing. Have you forgotten the mountain of the Lord? In Isaiah 65:11-19, the prophet is addressing those who have forsaken the Lord. He describes in graphic detail what it […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How to Increase the Fear of God in Your Church

Paul Thompson counsels us to stop reading the Bible for information and moral codes. Instead, read it to know who God is. Ask, “what does this tell me about God?” This liberates us from a wrong fear of God that prohibits us from really knowing Him.

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Fear of God Devotional: How do we dampen fear of God

Paul Washer answers the question, what keeps us from the fear of God? There is no secret. We simply need to saturate our lives in the scripture, to pray, and to be involved in a community of faith where the Word of God is proclaimed and a vision of God is central. Paul Washer says […]

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Overview of the Corinthian Letters – Listen Live

Today at 5:00pm EST we will conduct another segment of our survey of the New Testament on 1 and 2 Corinthians. The Corinthian letters are some of the most helpful documents to help churches, living in a pagan culture, make their way through the problems that surface as a result of the process of sanctification […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Genetic Engineering and the Fear of God

Kevin Swanson connects the efforts of human cloning, genetic engineering, and false wombs… to a loss of the fear of God.

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The Fear of God in Worship

We would all do well to listen to John Owen as he addresses the significance of worshiping “with reverence and godly fear.” He writes: The sense of these words may best be learned from what they are opposed unto. Such as, 1. Want [lack] of a due sense of the majesty and glory of God […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Do You Instill the Fear of God in Your Family

Studying the Bible systematically is the central way to grow in the fear of God. Here Jason Dohm urges families to bring the whole Bible to bear for their discipleship. This means that we immerse ourselves in the whole counsel of God. In order to do this, we must abandon our preferences, and bring our […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Mercy Increases Godly Fear in Man

God is infinitely angry with sin, yet He grants mercy to sinners through the shed blood of His Son. This is mercy. Infinite anger is replaced with infinite mercy by the atoning blood of Jesus. In this sense, the fear of God is a response to mercy. And, when someone grants you mercy, you want […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How the Fear of God Works in the heart of a Christian

Orthodoxy can exist without the fear of God. Doctrinal purity, outward religion, Church attendance, family worship, prayers, and any other thing you can name, can exist without the fear of God. But, when a person begins to see the glory of God, the fear of God grows. And when it does, joy breaks out. The […]

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