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Fear of God Devotional: The Offense of Reformation Without Repentance

Is it possible to have true reformation in our lives and within our churches without repentance? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that true, biblical reformation cannot happen apart from repentance. Trying to change our own lives through our own strength will not work. We cannot fight sin in our lives without God.   To […]

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Fatherhood Meetings in Montgomery July 21-22

This friday evening a small group of church, community and civil leaders will be gathering to consider the recovery of Biblical fatherhood. This is a critical topic for the health of church and family. Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Eastchase Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36117 5:30   Meet and Greet 6:00   Meal Time – Welcome and Introduction of Guest 7:00   […]

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Stirred up to Build the House of the Lord

In Ezra 1:1-5, we begin a story of hope in the midst of ruin. It is the beginning of a 117 year story of how God restores sinners – He brings them out of Babylon into his own house nurture and care. Everything that ever happened in history is for the purpose of telling the story […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Why Do Churches Often Ignore Necessary Reforms?

Why do churches often ignore necessary reforms? Gary Powers explains in this video that it is sometimes difficult for churches to enact biblical reforms because of the way church government is structured. For instance, there is often a church board and senior pastors instead of a biblical eldership. There are many man-made ideas in church […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Was the Impact of the Reformation?

What was the impact of the Reformation? Rob Ventura explains in this video that when we think of the result of the Reformation, the centrality of the Word of God and of preaching come to mind. A high view of Scripture, of the Gospel, of God, and of worship were just several glorious results that […]

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Fear of God Devotional: A Story Of Repentance And A Broken Marriage

How can repentance salvation transform and heal a once-broken marriage? Jason Dohm shares in this video a story of how salvation transformed an unsaved man that he knew and ultimately brought about a healing of a broken marriage. After his friend was born again, he spent a significant time among a Christian family. In time, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Justification: A Driving Force Behind the Reformation

What was a driving force behind the Reformation? Joel Beeke explains in this video that one major driving force behind the Reformation was the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Once Luther, Calvin, and the other Reformers grasped hold of the doctrine of justification by faith alone, the Roman Catholic Church’s false teachings were exposed. […]

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Hope in the Midst of Ruin

In this introduction to the book of Ezra we encounter a story of returning home after a time of ruin. The people of God have been captives in Babylon for seventy years. Now the seventy years has ended, and God is restoring His people. Ezra is one of the many examples in scripture where there is Hope in […]

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Mourning for Sin Without Repentance of Sin

“Many mourn for their sins that do not truly repent of them, weep bitterly for them, and yet continue in love and league with them.”    Matthew Henry The Concise Bible Commentary. N.p.: Thomas Nelson Inc, 2014. Print. 1 Samuel 24:16-22

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Fear of God Devotional: What is the Difference Between Worldly and Godly Sorrow?

What is the difference between worldly and godly sorrow? Dennis Gunderson explains in this video that worldly sorrow involves sadness of being caught in sin or being known as sinful by others. It involves perhaps a regret of the effects of sin. A worldly sorrow dislikes the consequences of sin but not the sin itself. […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Is the Source of Repentance?

What is the source of repentance? John Snyder explains in this video that we arrive at repentance by the Lord first showing us the distance between Himself, the Creator, and us, the created, which humbles us. God also shows us His purity. We realize the moral distance that separates us from God. We see our […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Our Dependence on the Holy Spirit

Have we lost our ability to depend upon the Holy Spirit? Carlton McLeod explains in this video that problem that we can be guilty of is that sometimes, we can lose our ability to depend upon the Holy Spirit and to realize that He directs His Church and that He is still powerful among us. In […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Winds of Philosophy and Methodology

Will Scripture dictate how we live our lives or will we rely on the methodologies of men? Paul Thompson explains in this video that we either will be governed by Scripture alone or we will live and rely upon the methodologies of men. Scripture is sufficient no matter your situation. We ought to be hungering […]

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Fear of God Devotional: They Searched the Scriptures

What was one of the primary benefits to come out of the Reformation? Mike Davenport explains in this video that because the people during the time of the Reformation didn’t have the Bible in their own, common language, they couldn’t lean upon Scripture alone. They were dependent on the often-faulty interpretations of others. But, with […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Is Repentance?

What is repentance? Don Hart explains in this video that one of the classic definitions of repentance is the act of turning from the direction of which you are going and doing an about-face and going in another direction. Yet, what we think of as repentance often focuses too much on the act of “turning” […]

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