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Fear of God Devotional: One of the Most Important Doctrines to Come Out of the Reformation

What was one of the most important doctrines of the Reformation? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that the Reformation was important then and continues to be important today because it introduced the doctrine of justification by faith. Churches today have departed from this issue that there is a holy and just God and that […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is It Loving to Call People to Repentance in Our Sermons?

Is it biblical and loving to call people to repentance in our sermons? Carlton McLeod explains in this video that preaching a message of repentance is often seen by the world as being mean-spirited. They claim that Christ is not concerned about our sin but rather only wants to love us for who we are.  […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Difference Between Godly Sorrow and Wordly Sorrow

What is the difference between godly and worldly sorrow? David Eddy explains in this video that there is a distinct difference between worldly and godly sorrow. Godly sorrow is God-focused while worldly sorrow is focused on one’s self.  We can see an example of worldly sorrow when Esau lost his blessing. He was sorrowful and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Does the Bible Say About Repentance?

What does the Bible say about repentance? Sam Waldron explains in this video that repentance is an initial turning from sin and a subsequent turning to God. Some of the key passages that discuss repentance include John the Baptist’s call to repent in Matthew 3, Peter’s call for his countrymen to repent in Acts 2, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Blessings of the Christian Life

What are the blessings of the Christian life? Paul Carrington explains in this video that if he had the opportunity to live a million lives as an unsaved individual or one life as a Christian, he would immediately live the life of a saved individual. The life of a Christian is full of peace and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Need to Prioritize Repentance in Our Preaching

What is a neglected doctrine in the preaching of American churches today? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that a missionary recently explained to him that in Uganda, the emphasis of much of the preaching centered around repentance. What needs to happen in America is to prioritize the preaching of a message of repentance.  Churches […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Does National Repentance Begin?

How does national repentance begin? Curt Daniels explains in this video that we see multiple examples of national repentance in the Old Testament. In these examples, individuals in leadership positions took the first step in repenting for national sins.  Today, parents and elders should be doing the same. We ought to identify sins in the family and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is Repentance Necessary to Come to Christ?

Is repentance necessary to come to Christ? John Snyder explains in this video that repentance is absolutely necessary to come to Christ. Repentance is not just cleaning up one’s outward appearance. There must be a mourning for our sin, a turning from it, and an embracing of godliness.  There is no room for both Christ […]

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

What is the difference between worldly and godly sorrow? Jason Dohm explains in this video that there is a clear difference between worldly sorrow and godly sorrow. Judas exemplified worldly sorrow. After he betrayed Christ, he was sorry and flung the money into the temple, but he then went and hung himself. His worldly sorrow literally resulted […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Can Repentance Be Compared To?

What can repentance be compared to? Joel Beeke explains in this video that repentance can be compared to a soldier marching in one direction and then doing an abrupt about-face and marching in the opposite direction. Similarly, when God saves a person, there is a new birth and that sinner leaves his old life behind. You […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Does Repentance Look Like in the Home?

What does repentance look like in the home? Dennis Gunderson explains in this video that it is such a great blessing to have one’s transgressions covered and forgotten. David spoke much about the blessings of God’s forgiveness. He also declares how he lived in misery when he tried to hide his sin.   We as fathers […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Blessings of Repentance

What can we learn from David’s repentance from Scripture? Rob Ventura explains in this video that there are lessons that we can learn from David’s repentance found in Scripture. David first says, “Restore unto me the joy of Your salvation.” There is forgiveness from God that we do not deserve.   David continues and declares that […]

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Interview with Kevin Swanson on Reading the Bible 2018

In this interview, Kevin Swanson of Generations says, “We are calling the year 2018 the year of the Bible. This is the year to read the Bible, to discover more of its truths, and to teach it to our children. We discuss Scott Brown’s new devotional book, “Journey Through the Bible.” Also, consider this article, “The Tips for […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Are We to Reform Our Lives?

How should we approach the subject of reformation today? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that there is a great need for reformation today. The greatest reform that we need is to go back to Scripture. We must look to see what Scripture says about everything.  Families and individuals must go to the Scripture to […]

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24 Hour Sale on “Journey Through the Bible

Check out our one-day, 24 Hour Sale of  “Journey Through the Bible!” for $11.95 apiece – 70% off (limit one per customer).  But, there is a catch: to get a copy of our book at this special, discounted price, you must sign up on our website, to read through the Bible in 2018. We will then […]

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