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Fear of God Devotional: The Distinction Between Worldly and Godly Sorrow

What is the distinction between worldly and godly sorrow? Both worldly and godly sorrow could look the same on the outside. One could even shed tears and appear to be sorrowful but never truly repent. This sorrow would be rooted in the fact that they were found out or they feel guilty for what they have […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Makes a Person Repent?

What are the first movings of repentance in the heart of an unbeliever? Mike Davenport explains in this video that a sinner doesn’t see the idolatry of their heart and the severity of their own sins. A person who is dead doesn’t know he is dead. The Spirit must come and breathe upon us and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is Repentance Necessary For Salvation?

Is repentance necessary for salvation? Don Hart explains in this video that repentance does not produce salvation but that it is a necessary component of salvation. One who has faith and is truly a child of God must be a repentant person. This means that you have turned away from sin and have followed Christ. […]

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Fear of God Devotional: An Example Of False Repentance

What is an example of an individual displaying false repentance while claiming that he is truly repentant? Jeff Pollard explains in this video that there was a young man who fell into the sin of fornication and was discovered in his sin. He came to the elders and made a confession of what he had been […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is Repentance Required For Salvation?

Is it possible to separate faith from repentance? Rob Ventura explains in this video that a sinner cannot be saved without them first believing on Christ and repenting from sin. That sinner will go to Christ by faith by turning his back on sin and repenting for them. They are always connected.   There are many […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Family Reformation Looks Like

What does family reformation look like? Paul Carrington explains in this video that family reformation involves a family understanding how they can better align their family life to Scripture. There are always areas of our lives that need reforming.  He shares a personal example of how he and his wife would study Scripture together as […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Repentance Changes How You Think and Act

How does repentance change the way a person thinks and acts? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that when a person is saved, their perspective is changed. Their faith is linked with repentance. They begin to realize that they are a lost sinner. They see Christ as the Lamb of God who bears the sins […]

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Coloring Book off to Printer

At our upcoming National Conference, we welcome and encourage entire families to attend the sessions. This year, as we prepare to focus our attention on the topic of repentance, we designed a mini coloring book with your younger children in mind.  This book features a coloring page, study questions, Bible verses, and an area your […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Timing of Repentance and Faith

Does repentance precede faith or does faith come first? Curt Daniels explains in this video that both faith and repentance occur at the same time. He references John Murray who explained in his book, Redemption – Accomplished and Applied, that “[t]here is no priority. The faith that is unto salvation is a penitent faith and […]

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“Missions Interest” meeting during the Repentance Conference

You are invited to a “Missions Interest” meeting during the Repentance Conference at Ridgecrest. This gathering will focus on the missions work currently being done among churches which affiliate with the NCFIC. This gathering provides an opportunity for like-minded churches to meet and learn from one another. For example, are they targeting unreached peoples? Are […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Importance of Humility and Repentance

How are humility and repentance related? Carlton McLeod explains in this video that humility is naturally coupled with repentance. Humility involves a contrite heart, a recognition of sin, and an understanding that we are the created not the Creator. It is a realization that we are helpless without God.  Without a spirit of humility before […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Three Elements of Repentance

What are elements of repentance? Jason Dohm explains in this video that Proverbs 28:13 gives us a good definition of repentance: “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.” There are three elements of repentance that can be extrapolated from the verse: the first element involves confessing sin and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Reformation Affected All Areas of Life

Is the Reformation still relevant today? How does it continue to affect our lives? Joel Beeke explains in this video that reformation has everything to do with the church today and profits us in all kinds of ways. Its importance and relevance did not come to an end 500 years ago. Rather, it affects the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Helping One Another Deal With Sin

How can we help other people deal with sin in their lives? Dennis Gunderson explains in this video that it is helpful to not only address sin and repentance from the pulpit but to also build individual relationships with people in the congregation. Connecting with people on an individual basis will help those individuals to […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Is Reformation Poorly Implemented?

How do fathers poorly implement reforms within their family and churches? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that one way that reformation can be poorly implemented is by a father who quickly applies the new truths that he has learned in his family in an iron-fisted manner. While we do need strong men within families […]

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