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Fear of God Devotional: The Joy That Flows from Repentance

What is one characteristic of repentance? Curt Daniels explains in this video that there is a joy that comes after repentance. It is one evidence of true repentance. This joy comes from the fact that God forgives those who truly repent – Acts 3:19 says, “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be […]

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People who Look at Pornography Know This

Worldly pleasures are worthless. Jonathan Edwards speaks of the fact that the only true pleasure is found in what pleases God, but here he makes it clear that worldly pleasure proves to be worthless: “Worldly pleasure is in itself but a worthless thing. Men generally have very great expectations from sensual pleasure before their enjoyment, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What is the Object of Repentance?

What is the object of true repentance? David Eddy explains in this video that the object of godly sorrow that leads to repentance is the Lord. We recognize a breaking of the relationship that sin and disobedience cause. This creates a godly sorrow, which leads to repentance, which leads to righteousness. In short, repentance is […]

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Evangelistic Mothers in Fields Ripe Unto Harvest

For mothers of children, the fields are ripe unto harvest – everyday. However, pastors sometimes make moms feel overwhelmed, guilty and even angry when they make broad appeals for more evangelistic fervor. The mothers of young children may be thinking, “Does he know what my life is like? Does he know how many diapers I […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Distinctions Between True and False Repentance

What is the distinction between worldly and true repentance? Sam Waldron explains in this video that one of the differences between true and false repentance is that those who truly repent sorrow for the sin itself while those who falsely repent only display sorrow for the consequences that stem from sin.  While true Christians are certainly […]

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Read2018 Webinar – Chris Law

Chris Law and are on a live webinar to discuss the things we read over the past week as we are reading through the Bible. We will be on the line for 20 minutes to give some practical insights for families for the reading from the past week in Exodus and Matthew. You can view […]

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Age Integration – How one church made the transition

Several years ago, Carlton McLeod, pastor of Calvary Revival Chesapeake became a family integrated church. They went to the Scriptures to address a pressing problem. The church was losing its children to the world. Carlton will tell you that often, returning to Scripture isn’t easy; it’s just worth it. Here is an audio Message Carlton delivered explaining the […]

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Expect Trials to Multiply

Someone sent me this recently. Charles Spurgeon speaks of the trials and tribulations God’s people experience… especially as they get older and stronger. He says: “God does not put heavy burdens on weak shoulders. God educates and tests our faith by trials that increase in proportion to our faith. God expects us to do adult […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Characteristics of False Repentance

What are characteristics of false repentance? Carlton McCleod explains in this video that it is often difficult to determine whether where a person is demonstrating true or false repentance from one encounter. False repentance springs up quickly and is accompanied by emotion but there is no life to it beyond the moment. Simply because an […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Why Is the Need for Repentance Sometimes Disregarded?

Why is the need for repentance sometimes disregarded? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that many churches in our day ignore the need for reforms primarily because they are more concerned about pleasing people than they are of pleasing God. We default to self-preservation. Repentance is not always easy. It is much easier to simply […]

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William Perkins on How to Maintain a Good Reputation

Do you have a good reputation? Solomon said that a good reputation was better than “silver and gold” (Prov. 22:1). The apostle Paul said one of the qualifications for deacons is that they must have “a good testimony” (1 Tim. 3:7). So how should we think of our reputations, when Jesus said, “Woe to you […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Do You Apologize or Repent?

What is the distinction between a mere apology and true biblical repentance? Rob Ventura explains in this video that a mere apology conveys how a person feels, that they feel bad for what they did. Instead of apologizing, they need to repent.  This involves explaining that they have sinned against that person and ask for the other […]

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Trials Are the Looking Glass Showing Our Faults

Thomas Brooks helps us see how trials refine us: “By trials, God reveals much of a man’s sinful self to his pious self. When the fire is put under the pot, then the scum appears. So when God tries a poor soul, Oh! how does…  – the scum of pride – the scum of murmuring […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Repentance and Faith Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

How are faith and repentance related? Jason Dohm explains in this video that there must be repentance towards God and faith in Christ. They are distinct but they are inseparable. Repentance is a turning from while faith is a turning to God. There is a very close relationship between the two. We should think of […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Repentance in the Life of a Pastor

What does repentance look like in the life of a pastor? Paul Carrington explains in this video that a repentant pastor examines his life by the Word of God. He understands that if he is going to preach to his congregation, he must be willing to humble himself and repent of sin in his life.   […]

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