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How Forgiveness and Fear of God are Connected

Al Martin urges to grow our fear by growing our awareness of forgiveness: Therefore if you would have the fear of God sustained in your heart, feed your soul on God’s forgiveness. Don’t allow yourself to go back under the terrors of the law that will drive you from Him. Allow yourself to bask in […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Does the Fear of God Liberate Me

Paul Thompson speaks of how the fear of God frees us from ourselves. It keeps us from the bondage of continuous personal self driven innovation. God’s wisdom and authority teach us that it is good to put sin to death, to turn from our own ways, and to fear Him instead of acting as free […]

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Overview of the Book of Acts – Listen Live

At 5:00 today, we will enter into the world of the early church, praying that we would be instructed and changed as we rediscover the early church of Jesus Christ, looking for how we might the transformed. Acts is one of the most exciting books of the Bible for it is full of action and ideas and conflict. The […]

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Big Grandpa in the Sky or What

Kevin Swanson asks, “Is God the great marshmallow grandpa in the sky, or the great tyrannical ogre in the sky?” Who is God? How should we think of Him? How does fear figure into our understanding of God? Various attributes of God are listed in Ex 34:6-7: “And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, […]

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Church Discipline and the Fear of God

One of the tragedies of the modern church is that she has nearly set aside the practices of biblical church discipline. Jason Dohm speaks of how church discipline increases the fear of God in a congregation. When one member is disciplined, all examine themselves and see how they themselves have sinned in the same way. […]

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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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