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Singing with Little Enthusiasm and Praying with Little Heart

Too often we sit distracted and disinterested in our corporate gatherings. We sing with little enthusiasm. We pray with little heart. We treat the privileges of God’s family as if they were mere little obligations. All the while, little eyes are watching us. But when those eyes see in the adults around them a passion for Jesus that seems […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Suppressing the Fear of God

Do you fully realize that God sees each of your actions and thoughts at all times and that nothing is hidden from His sight? How should that realization impact the way you live? In this short video, Jason Dohm explains that over time, some individuals have seared their conscience so severely through rebellion and repeated […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of Displeasing God

Do you strive to please God by repenting of sin and pursuing righteousness? Or have you become complacent with sin and your affections are elsewhere, instead of being fixed on God? Joel Beeke explains that as Christians, we know that sin greatly displeases God. Consequently, we should earnestly pray that we would have a childlike […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God in Evangelism

How should the fear of God impact what we say when we evangelize? Paul Washer gently reminds us that it is only the Spirit of God that can create a fear of God in an unbeliever’s heart. We are not the cause of a new heart in an unsaved soul. When evangelizing an unbeliever, we […]

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Teaching Our Congregation to Pray Corporately

We want to be a praying church We have set aside Wednesday nights for corporate prayer and we desire that all of us will make it a fixed priority in our weekly schedules. The early church was a praying church, “Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Blessing of the Fear of God in the Church

How is the fear of God present when a member of the church undergoes church discipline? When biblical church discipline of a believer living in sin takes place, there is a fear of God that comes upon the church as a result. Once that believer is ultimately restored, the church body is blessed by seeing […]

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Rend the Heavens

“Rend the heavens…” Isaiah, is full of zeal for awakening and in this passage, the prophet issues an urgent plea for it. He is a man who will not rest, “For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, And her salvation as […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Is It That Christ Feared His Father in Isaiah 1-2

Did Christ demonstrate a fear of God? Yes, Christ feared God the Father. The fear of God involves reverence, respect, and honor. Jesus Christ submitted to God the Father in His incarnation, public ministry and in His death and resurrection. He was an example of giving God the praise and honor that is due to […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Missteps in the Fear of God

Do unbelievers have a fear of God? Jason Dohm explains that while unbelievers understand that there is a God, a fearful God, they choose instead to shun God and suppress knowledge of Him and His eternal attributes, choosing instead to hate Him. Thus, the unbeliever does not have a fear of God. Instead of a […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Illustrating the Fear of God to Your Children

God is present at all times, but how does God’s omnipotence impact us? Do we live in recognition or denial of this fact? Joel Beeke explains that the fear of God should provoke a feeling of terror and fear but also one of security and comfort, for God promises that all things work together for […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Cure for a Multitude of Evils in the Church

Do you turn to Scripture and prayer when you experience struggles in life or do you seek out other, alternative means? Paul Washer explains that prayer and studying the Word of God are simple, yet effective means to address a multitude of evils within the church. The answers to many of life’s problems and struggles […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Indicators of the Fear of God in a Believer

How do Christians know if they have a fear of God? Paul Thompson explains that Christians who have a fear of God often have a desire to gather together with fellow Christians, to harvest truths from reading the Scriptures, and demonstrate a willingness to repent of sins. The better we know who God is, who […]

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Dread and Awe

What does it really men to fear God? Al Martin, in his book “The Forgotten Fear,” explains an important nuance to the fear of God. This nuance is reflected in a letter I received from a young man recently who discovered that before he was saved he had a certain kind of fear, and after […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Do Parents Explain the Fear of God to their Children

How do you handle the Word of God with your children? Is it treated reverently and with respect or is it “dumbed down” and viewed as a fairy tale? Sadly, many children’s books today, such as Noah and the flood, distort biblical narratives by neglecting to include the entire story. God’s judgment against sin and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Mercy Toward Those Who Fear God

Pride acts as a barrier between God and man. Prideful individuals shield themselves from being corrected, from being instructed, and from being rebuked. When we are prideful, we fail to see how sinful we are and how righteous and holy God is. Instead, we live in rebellion to God and His ways. Jason Dohm explains […]

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