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A Great Awakening

They were a remnant cut down… but not destroyed. After seventy years in Babylon, the Lord enlivens them to return to the land. It is a work of grace. It is an exodus. There are three exoduses in the Bible: From Egypt to the promised land in 1445bc; From Babylon to Judah, 538bc; From the world to the kingdom of God – […]

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Fear of God Devotional: “Sola Scriptura” and the Roman Catholic Church

What was the effect of sola Scriptura upon the Roman Catholic Church? Sam Waldron explains in this video that the doctrine of sola Scriptura was first emphasized during the Reformation. There was a clear division between the Roman Catholic Church and sola Scriptura. The Roman Catholic Church denied the doctrine of sola Scriptura and instead, wanted to base […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Semper Reformanda: “Always Reforming”

Is there ever a point in our lives where we outgrow our need for sanctification? Carlton McLeod explains in this video that as Christians, we are not perfect and we never will be. Even when we think that we are at a good spot and “have it all together,” we should always be reforming and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is There a Surefire Way to Detect True Repentance?

How do we know whether an individual has truly repented for their sin? Jeff Pollard explains in this video that distinguishing false repentance from true repentance can be a challenge. Is there one, sure-fire element that makes it clear that repentance is true? While there may not necessarily be one, sure indicator of repentance, there most often […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Prevailing Religion of the Day

What is the prevailing “religion” of the day? Paul Carrington explains in this video that the prevailing religion of the day is moralism – that somehow, you can make yourself acceptable to God. Or, if you don’t believe in God, that you can live a “good life.” You have a high opinion of yourself and […]

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Christianity Is a Life Centered Around a Person

Archibald Brown in his book, The Face of Jesus Christ, speaks of the heart of what it means to be a Christian. The heart of the matter is not getting your act together or adopting new principles or lifestyles or theologies… although it will always include these things… But the heart of genuine Christianity is […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What’s Different Between Our Times and the Protestant Reformation?

What is a distinction between the Reformation and the world we live in today? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that one distinction is that we have a much easier access to the Word of God. They did not have it available in the common tongue, in their churches, or in their homes. Though we […]

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Christ is most precious, when you..

You never knew what Jesus Christ really was worth until the clouds came over your head. You had often, perhaps, heard about, and talked about, the sympathy of Jesus. But, oh dear, what an unreal thing it was until you had nothing else to fall back on! You never know what the preciousness of Christ […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Offense of Reformation Without Repentance

Is it possible to have true reformation in our lives and within our churches without repentance? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that true, biblical reformation cannot happen apart from repentance. Trying to change our own lives through our own strength will not work. We cannot fight sin in our lives without God.   To […]

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Fatherhood Meetings in Montgomery July 21-22

This friday evening a small group of church, community and civil leaders will be gathering to consider the recovery of Biblical fatherhood. This is a critical topic for the health of church and family. Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Eastchase Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36117 5:30   Meet and Greet 6:00   Meal Time – Welcome and Introduction of Guest 7:00   […]

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Stirred up to Build the House of the Lord

In Ezra 1:1-5, we begin a story of hope in the midst of ruin. It is the beginning of a 117 year story of how God restores sinners – He brings them out of Babylon into his own house nurture and care. Everything that ever happened in history is for the purpose of telling the story […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Why Do Churches Often Ignore Necessary Reforms?

Why do churches often ignore necessary reforms? Gary Powers explains in this video that it is sometimes difficult for churches to enact biblical reforms because of the way church government is structured. For instance, there is often a church board and senior pastors instead of a biblical eldership. There are many man-made ideas in church […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Was the Impact of the Reformation?

What was the impact of the Reformation? Rob Ventura explains in this video that when we think of the result of the Reformation, the centrality of the Word of God and of preaching come to mind. A high view of Scripture, of the Gospel, of God, and of worship were just several glorious results that […]

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Fear of God Devotional: A Story Of Repentance And A Broken Marriage

How can repentance salvation transform and heal a once-broken marriage? Jason Dohm shares in this video a story of how salvation transformed an unsaved man that he knew and ultimately brought about a healing of a broken marriage. After his friend was born again, he spent a significant time among a Christian family. In time, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Justification: A Driving Force Behind the Reformation

What was a driving force behind the Reformation? Joel Beeke explains in this video that one major driving force behind the Reformation was the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Once Luther, Calvin, and the other Reformers grasped hold of the doctrine of justification by faith alone, the Roman Catholic Church’s false teachings were exposed. […]

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