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What it Looks Like when Fathers and Sons Follow Jesus

https://ncfic.org/resources/view/199293 In this message I outline six marks of fathers and sons who are following Jesus. When fathers follow Jesus it is because their hearts are miraculously turned, Malachi 4 :5-6 When fathers follow Jesus, they walk with their sons and teach them what they love, Deut 6:5-9 When fathers follow Jesus they explain the greatness […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Are Marks of False Repentance?

What are marks of false repentance? Joel Beeke explains in this video that a person who falsely repents is ultimately concerned about themselves. They want to avoid the consequences of sin. False repentance will always lead you away from Christ. But, a person who truly repents is concerned about sin itself instead of its consequences. […]

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Pride and Immodesty in Men

In this message I examine pride and immodesty in men. I address to matters of pride which the father and son relationship reveals. Further, I speak to the subject of pride and male immodesty. When most of us hear the word, “immodesty,” we think of women. However, the Bible does speak of how men are […]

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Fear of God Devotional: When Church Leaders Repent

What is the effect of church leaders exemplifying a lifestyle of repentance? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that the church leaders need to be the ones to exemplify a lifestyle of repentance to their congregations. They need to be the first to confess their sins and plead for God’s mercy – for themselves first […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Importance of Keeping Short Accounts in a Marriage

What does repentance look like between a husband and a wife? Dennis Gunderson explains in this video that a marriage where the husband and wife are one flesh is a relationship that is the closest human union there is. It is a picture of Christ and the Church.  If unity between spouses is to be […]

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Central US Church Leaders Meetings

I'd like invite you to one of the church leaders luncheons in the three following cities at the end of January. Ill be traveling with Kirk Smith, our “Regional Facilitator” for the area for these meetings. Various local pastors will be joining us and delivering messages to encourage and exhort us including, Doug Barger, Justin […]

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Four Ways to Catch Up When You Fall Behind Reading the Bible

I predict you will sometimes fall behind. Our family did – many times each year.  Don’t say, “We might fall behind so we shouldn’t try.”  It is usually a mistake to neglect a great thing for possible failure. Yes, you will fall behind from time to time. Life happens! Our family used different methods at […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Are You Reformed or Reforming?

What is the difference between repentance and reformation? Jeff Pollard explains in this video that there is a specific connection between repentance and reformation. In one sense, as the Christian continues to repent, he also continues to reform. He explains that he prefers the word “reforming” over “reformation.” We will never get to a state […]

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Fear of God Devotional: An Example of Biblical Repentance

What is an example of repentance in Scripture? Paul Thompson explains in this video that an example of repentance in Scripture involves an Ethiopian traveling in the desert and reading Scripture. Through the providential hand of God, the Ethiopian is longing to know who Christ is. Philip “preached Jesus” to the Ethiopian eunuch. Afterwards, that […]

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Read2018 Webinar – Jason Dohm

Today at 3:00 eastern time, Jason Dohm and I will be 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 […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Are Holiness and Repentance Connected?

How are holiness and repentance connected? True repentance that flows from godly sorrow is necessary for salvation. Repentance understands that we have offended a holy God. Without repentance, we don’t see God as He really is. He is holy and our offenses are grievous in His sight. Before salvation and repentance, we don’t see our […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Connection Between Faith and Repentance

What is the connection between faith and repentance? Michael Beasley explains in this video that there is an important connection between faith and repentance. They are indelibly linked. By faith, we understand that we need forgiveness and we need Christ. Apart from faith, the natural man does not believe that he is in sin.  A […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Are the Effects of Neglecting to Biblically Train Up Our Children?

What are the effects of neglecting to train up our children in the way that they should go? Ken Ham explains in this video that many parents need to repent of handing their children over to the secular world into an educational system that promotes godlessness. Not only do many parents send their children to […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Judas: An Example of False Repentance

What is an example of false repentance? Don Hart explains in this video that Judas is an example of a person demonstrating false repentance. He showed worldly sorrow instead of godly sorrow. His sorrow did lead to action, but it was sinful.  While some might argue that taking his own life demonstrated repentance, this is wrong. He tried […]

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Fear of God Devotional: An Example of Repentance

What is an example of repentance? Rob Ventura explains in this video that there was a man that he knew who was hoping to become a deacon but even though he met every qualification, he struggled with gluttony.   He was a man of God who feared God. After being spoke to by the elders in the […]

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