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Fear of God Devotional: The Use of the Law for an Unbeliever

How is an unbeliever affected by the laws of God? Jason Dohm explains in this video that the law has multiple uses and has different functions for unbelievers and believers. For instance, it can be a crushing weight on an unbeliever, one that helps them to see their desperate need for mercy and to ultimately […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Singing as Worship

Why is it important to sing and participate during times of worship? Craig Houston explains in this video that he is passionate about singing because God is passionate about singing as worship. Singing in worship enlivens the heart of God’s people as they sing together unto the Lord. Throughout Scripture, we see numerous instances of […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Probing Children in Spirtual Matters

How can fathers more effectively discuss spiritual matters with their children? Joel Beeke explains in this video that as a father, it is important to gently and lovingly discuss theological matters with your children. He recommends that fathers ought to ask questions to a child at their age level or just a bit above it. […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Legalism and Her Children

What is the balance between faith and works? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that legalism always seems to break down into antinomianism. Both are incorrect. Legalism is salvation by works or our own fake application of God’s laws. Antinomianism involves abandoning of all God’s laws. What we need theologically is to bring these together […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Sanctification Works

How is sanctification described in Scripture? Jason Dohm explains in this video that Peter gives a good description of sanctification in 2nd Peter. Sanctification begins inwardly and works its way outward – “Growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Fundamentally then, we see that sanctification is growth, a growth in the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Self Sacrificing Headship

How do fathers raise their children in a Christ-centered environment? Jeff Pollard explains in this video that when God appoints a man to be the husband of his wife and instructs him to love her as Christ loves the church, it is an astonishing requirement. To try to get the modern American man to understand […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Faithfulness in Small Things

Are you faithful in both the “big” and “small” things? Craig Houston explains in this video that one of the concerns that he has with Christians is the idea of faithfulness. The Bible says that it is required in stewards, that a man be faithful. Faithfulness to the things of God is something that is […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Training Your Children in Family Worship

How do you train your sons to lead family worship? Joel Beeke explains in this video that the best way to train your older children is for them to see you training your younger children. In the area of family worship, they learn from your example of faithful, regular times of family worship. One day, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is There A Breakdown of Authenticity?

How do we battle insincerity and hypocrisy in our lives? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that in many Christian families, there is often a lack of authenticity. We see insincerity in worship and hypocrisy within the home. Fathers and mothers model this to their children and their children pattern themselves after their parents. The […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Without Holiness No One Will See the Lord

Can an unbeliever make progress in holiness? Jason Dohm explains in this video that in Hebrews, we learn that holiness does not “buy” salvation. Rather, holiness always flows from salvation because the Holy Spirit indwells, works on, and transforms a believer’s life so that the person will become holy. People who profess Christ that never […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Hunger for Holiness and a False Gospel

Do you hunger and thirst for righteousness? Jeff Pollard explains in this video that among Christians today, there is often a lack of those who hunger for holiness. This stems from a false gospel that is preached. Holiness arises from a heart made new by the power of the Holy Spirit. When we have a […]

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Join me at the Shepherds Conference in California

I will be attending John MacArthur’s Shepherds conference 2017 Feb. 28-Mar. 3, in the LA area at Grace Community Church. I grew up in Southern California, so it’s always a joy to go and connect with people from my earlier days there, including my sister, and to meet with pastors at the Shepherds Conference. If you would like […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Spending Quality Time With Your Family

Should families skip gatherings of the church to “spend more family time?” Craig Houston explains in this video that as a pastor, his primary concern for Christian families is that they learn to love Christ’s church. Christ loves the Church and died for the Church. This refers to the visible, assembled body of believers. Christians […]

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Marriage Conference in California

Marriages which are pictures of Christ’s love for His church, and the church’s respectful obedience are representations of the Gospel to local churches and communities… for this we pray and work. This is why Deborah and I are traveling to California to speak at a Marriage Conference near Fresno Feb 24-25.

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A New (Free) Book on the Sabbath by Sam Waldron at Chapel Library

Now available at Chapel Library is a new (FREE) book titled The Lord’s Day: Its Presuppositions, Proofs, Precendents, and Practice by Sam Waldron: The Lord’s Day The Lord’s Day is a thoroughly up-to-date consideration of the Fourth Commandment and its ramifications for modern Christianity. Its four sections include the Presuppositions that influence our thinking; Proofs at creation, by […]

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