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Scott Brown and Clarence Simmons – (1 Chron. 11 – 2 Chron 29, John 14-18)

Join me and Clarence Simmons life as we discuss the things we read over the past week as we are reading through the Bible. This discussion is about 20 minutes. Our hope is to give some practical insights for families for the reading from the past week in Kings-Chronicles and John. You can view the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Are the Effects of National Repentance?

What are the effects of national repentance? Jason Dohm explains in this video when a nation repents, the idols begin to be smashed. In Israel, they had gone so far in decline. When the nation begins to reform, we will see idols begin to fall. The idols that take the place of God will fall.  […]

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A Crisis of Belief

Jesus and His disciples have moved on from Sychar, the woman at the well and the great awakening that occurred in the city. Now, they arrive in Galilee where Jesus saves a boy from physical death. But his sickness leads to something greater – the salvation from spiritual death in his father – a nobleman […]

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Fear of God Devotional: A Story of Repentance

What is an example of repentance and conversion? Gary Powers shares in this video how God drew him to Himself. He was born in a Catholic family. In his senior year of college, he went to a small church. After the sermon, he fell on his face. The pastor was in the back and was […]

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A Hundred Years of Reforming, Summary of Nehemiah

In these final verses in Nehemiah, at the end of the Old Testament history, we are brought to the cleansing of home life, and what home life was producing (Nehemiah 13:22-31). Nehemiah discovered that many of the marriages in Judah were producing pagans and were defined by paganism. Foreign matter was introduced through marriage. Family […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Effect of Reformation in the Church

What are the effects of reformation within the church? Rob Ventura explains in this video that before a church undergoes reformation, altar calls, the sinner’s prayer, the rock band, and the sermonette are all common aspects of the service.  After a church is reformed, the focus of worship is God-centered instead of man-centered. There is expository […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Does Reformation Require New Ideas?

Does reformation involve new ideas and changes? Paul Thompson explains in this video that generally, the church has bought into a methodology that is secular and worldly. To pursue reformation does not involve doing something new but turning to the ancient paths of Scripture. Often, when we strive to conform with Scripture, we are met with […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Word of God Reforms Everything

How can a father be intentional about reforming his life? Paul Thompson explains in this video that a reformation of thinking involves a follower of Christ bringing everything under the subjection of Scripture. All aspects of life must be governed by Scripture.  He explains that a father ought to be a blessing to his children and […]

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Live Read2018 Webinar – Scott Brown and Justin Huffman

Jimmy Ferebee and I recently discussed the things we read over the past week as we are reading through the Bible. This discussion is about 20 minutes. Our hope is to give some practical insights for families for the reading from the past week in Kings-Chronicles and John. You can view the webinar here.

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Fear of God Devotional: Nothing In My Hands I Bring

What does true repentance look like? Paul Carrington explains in this video that true repentance looks like a man who has been undone. He’s been broken down, he sees his own poverty. Repentant people realize that there is nothing in their hands that they can bring to somehow merit salvation or repentance. They must cling to […]

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An Ordinary Life together

In this series, “Joined and Knit Together,” we are casting vision and setting expectations for life at Hope Baptist Church. I would like to address the virtue and the power of an ordinary Christian life. God has given particular ways for His people to live. I would like to both explain and glorify the simple […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Repentance in Our Children

How can we teach our children about repentance? Joel Beeke explains in this video that when a child says that they’re sorry for doing something and there is no fruit to repentance, you as a parent should encourage your children to not merely say words but to ask God to help them truly repent and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Does Reformation Happen Today?

How does reformation happen today? Rob Ventura explains in this video that when we say, “Semper Reformanda” we are not looking for something that we haven’t discovered yet. Rather, we are going back to the Bible. This is a key thing for us to keep in mind today.  Reformation goes back to the Bible. It […]

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The Most Satisfying Food

Jesus life was shaped exclusively by the will of His Father, as we see in His interaction with the woman at the well. Not only is the conversation with the Samaritan woman the longest single running dialog in the gospels with an individual, she is the first recorded person in the Gospel of John who […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Does Repentance Look Like?

What does repentance look like in the life of a Christian? Rob Ventura explains in this video that repentance is the continual disposition of the Christian. We see our sin and it saddens us. We are grateful that we can even repent because we understand that is a gift of God.  Repentance in the life of […]

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