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Fear of God Devotional: The Connection Between Faith and Repentance

What is the connection between faith and repentance? Michael Beasley explains in this video that there is an important connection between faith and repentance. They are indelibly linked. By faith, we understand that we need forgiveness and we need Christ. Apart from faith, the natural man does not believe that he is in sin.  A […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Are the Effects of Neglecting to Biblically Train Up Our Children?

What are the effects of neglecting to train up our children in the way that they should go? Ken Ham explains in this video that many parents need to repent of handing their children over to the secular world into an educational system that promotes godlessness. Not only do many parents send their children to […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Judas: An Example of False Repentance

What is an example of false repentance? Don Hart explains in this video that Judas is an example of a person demonstrating false repentance. He showed worldly sorrow instead of godly sorrow. His sorrow did lead to action, but it was sinful.  While some might argue that taking his own life demonstrated repentance, this is wrong. He tried […]

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Fear of God Devotional: An Example of Repentance

What is an example of repentance? Rob Ventura explains in this video that there was a man that he knew who was hoping to become a deacon but even though he met every qualification, he struggled with gluttony.   He was a man of God who feared God. After being spoke to by the elders in the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: One of the Most Important Doctrines to Come Out of the Reformation

What was one of the most important doctrines of the Reformation? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that the Reformation was important then and continues to be important today because it introduced the doctrine of justification by faith. Churches today have departed from this issue that there is a holy and just God and that […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is It Loving to Call People to Repentance in Our Sermons?

Is it biblical and loving to call people to repentance in our sermons? Carlton McLeod explains in this video that preaching a message of repentance is often seen by the world as being mean-spirited. They claim that Christ is not concerned about our sin but rather only wants to love us for who we are.  […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Difference Between Godly Sorrow and Wordly Sorrow

What is the difference between godly and worldly sorrow? David Eddy explains in this video that there is a distinct difference between worldly and godly sorrow. Godly sorrow is God-focused while worldly sorrow is focused on one’s self.  We can see an example of worldly sorrow when Esau lost his blessing. He was sorrowful and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Does the Bible Say About Repentance?

What does the Bible say about repentance? Sam Waldron explains in this video that repentance is an initial turning from sin and a subsequent turning to God. Some of the key passages that discuss repentance include John the Baptist’s call to repent in Matthew 3, Peter’s call for his countrymen to repent in Acts 2, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Blessings of the Christian Life

What are the blessings of the Christian life? Paul Carrington explains in this video that if he had the opportunity to live a million lives as an unsaved individual or one life as a Christian, he would immediately live the life of a saved individual. The life of a Christian is full of peace and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Need to Prioritize Repentance in Our Preaching

What is a neglected doctrine in the preaching of American churches today? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that a missionary recently explained to him that in Uganda, the emphasis of much of the preaching centered around repentance. What needs to happen in America is to prioritize the preaching of a message of repentance.  Churches […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Does National Repentance Begin?

How does national repentance begin? Curt Daniels explains in this video that we see multiple examples of national repentance in the Old Testament. In these examples, individuals in leadership positions took the first step in repenting for national sins.  Today, parents and elders should be doing the same. We ought to identify sins in the family and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is Repentance Necessary to Come to Christ?

Is repentance necessary to come to Christ? John Snyder explains in this video that repentance is absolutely necessary to come to Christ. Repentance is not just cleaning up one’s outward appearance. There must be a mourning for our sin, a turning from it, and an embracing of godliness.  There is no room for both Christ […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Distinction Between Worldly Sorrow and Godly Sorrow

What is the difference between worldly and godly sorrow? Jason Dohm explains in this video that there is a clear difference between worldly sorrow and godly sorrow. Judas exemplified worldly sorrow. After he betrayed Christ, he was sorry and flung the money into the temple, but he then went and hung himself. His worldly sorrow literally resulted […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Can Repentance Be Compared To?

What can repentance be compared to? Joel Beeke explains in this video that repentance can be compared to a soldier marching in one direction and then doing an abrupt about-face and marching in the opposite direction. Similarly, when God saves a person, there is a new birth and that sinner leaves his old life behind. You […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Does Repentance Look Like in the Home?

What does repentance look like in the home? Dennis Gunderson explains in this video that it is such a great blessing to have one’s transgressions covered and forgotten. David spoke much about the blessings of God’s forgiveness. He also declares how he lived in misery when he tried to hide his sin.   We as fathers […]

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