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Fear of God Devotional: What Does a Holy Man or Woman Look Like

What are characteristics of a holy man or woman? Joel Beeke explains in this video that a holy man or woman would start by telling you how unholy they are. He explains that holiness is like humility – the more you have of it, the less you think you have. He shares how his mother […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Sanctification and the “One Another’s”

What does sanctification look like in the life of a believer? Marcus Serven explains in this video that sanctification can occur in two different ways. One way can be through discipleship, where we’re encouraging and supporting and helping other Christians to go further in the Gospel. Additionally, sanctification can mean that we’re speaking into each […]

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Fear of God Devotional: A Cancer in the Ministry Today

What does being a pastor or elder involve? Why should an individual be motivated to become an elder or pastor? Craig Houston explains in this video that the office of a pastor or elder is a call to live a separated life, a call to live a life that is set apart to the Lord. […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Power of the Spirit in Holiness

How does the Holy Spirit work holiness in our lives? Joel Beeke explains in this video that Jesus compared the Holy Spirit’s power in effectually calling a sinner to the wind. The Holy Spirit takes the Word, “blows down” your self-righteousness, and you are born again. The Spirit thus begins that great saving work. Then, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Our Part in Our Own Sanctification

What is a Christian’s responsibility in sanctification? Marcus Serven explains in this video that one of the key passages in Scripture that explains and discusses the interplay between holiness and knowing that you are complete in Christ is found in Philippians. While it may seem as though you alone are responsible for your sanctification, Paul […]

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Friends Your Age Are Not Enough

Here is a great article by Jaquelle Crowe on desiringgod.org:  http://ift.tt/2iVnMMr She opens the article by saying: We like people who are like us. Beginning as children, we’re corralled by different categories and compartmentalization. Age may be the biggest. From grade school to Sunday school to the workplace, we tend to intuitively gravitate to those […]

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He Destroys the Works of the Devil

Why did Jesus come? Bring social justice? Spread love? To provide an example? Yes, in some ways, but what is His primary work? His primary work is to destroy the works of the devil through the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit! When God saves His people, he not only forgives them  and supplies, beauty for ashes, […]

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The Role of a Grandfather

Last year I was interviewed for a conference in New Zealand on a number of matters, here is what they produced on grandfathers.

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The Love of a Father

John declares, “Behold what manner of love the father has given unto us that we should be called children of God.” John wants the church in Ephesus to remember that they are children of God with all the privileges of a child towards their father. He wants them to stop and marvel at the love of God […]

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Closed Till the New Year

As we close what to me was a happy and fruitful year, and at the same time, a disappointing and painful year, I am mindful of how wise God is to bring to us what we need. Here are seven meditations on the wonders of life that God has ordained for His children, with seven […]

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Super Early Bird Pricing Ends Dec. 31st!

This is your last opportunity to register for the Repentance conference at a significantly discounted rate ($199 off the standard family rate). Please consider joining us as we consider the doctrine of repentance, the first of Luther’s 95 Theses nailed to the Wittenberg Door. Our national conference in 2017 is taking place just a few […]

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How to Help Your Children Become Better Sermon Listeners

It takes work and forethought and planning and prayer… but you don’t want your kids to constantly be zoning out… They’ll have hundreds of hours listening to sermons in the coming years… This is a good article by David Prince. How to Help Your Children Become Better Sermon Listeners – David Prince http://ift.tt/2hzytnb I was recently […]

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Should Children Sit Through Big Church?

John Piper begins his answer with this warning…  “I hope there is a strong leader in your church because weak leaders will never be able to stand up against the onslaught of criticism that is going to come if you try to do what I am going to suggest.” See the video here or read the article: […]

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A Type of Heaven – The Sabbath

McChenye writes beautifully about the comforts and joys of celebrating the Sabbath, “It is a type of heaven when a believer lays aside his pen or loom, brushes aside his worldly cares, leaving them behind him with his weekday clothes, and comes up to the house of God. It is like the morning of the […]

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50% Off Everything! In Your Hands Before Christmas – Guaranteed

Hello, we are writing to notify you of our “Christmas Super Sale.” We are offering 50% off all our resources site-wide! This deal ends on Saturday December 31st. To receive your order before Christmas, you must order by December 17th and choose Priority shipping. Pick anything in our store and add it to your cart, […]

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