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Fear of God Devotional: Repentance: A Change Of Mind and a Change of Life

What does repentance look like? Paul Carrington explains in this video that repentance brings about a change of mind leading to a change of life. You can’t have a changed mind and not change the way you live. Repentance involves the wholesale exchange of one lord for another. It is an exchange of your earthly […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Comparisons Between the Pre-Reformation Period and Many Modern Churches

What are the comparisons between the pre-Reformation period and many modern churches? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that there are many comparisons between the pre-Reformation period and many modern churches. Just as the Roman Catholic church was plagued by scandals involving homosexuality, child molestation, divorce, and fornication, many churches and their pastors are no […]

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A Song to Help Navigate the Deep Waters of Pain

Here is a song to help the soul navigate deep waters of pain. The lyrics of this song were written by John Newton, “I Asked the Lord that I might Grow” I love the last line, “And break thy schemes of earthly joy that thou mayst' find thy all in me.”

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Fear of God Devotional: Components of Biblical Repentance

What are the components of biblical repentance? How does it differ from mere sorrow? Curt Daniels explains in this video that repentance first involves a change of mind. We see it the seriousness of our sin from God’s view. Second, we mourn over our sin. Our heart is changed. Third, there is a turning around, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Impact of Biblical Repentance

What is the impact of biblical repentance? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that if people and churches in our culture would repent and turn from their sins, there would be a distinct change. If Christians live lives that are marked by repentance and godliness, then our churches would be healthy – they would be […]

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Fear of God Devotional: One of the Most Helpful Aspects of the Protestant Reformation

What was one of the most helpful aspects of the Protestant Reformation? Michel Beasley explains in this video that one of the most helpful aspects of the Protestant Reformation was it led to Scripture being seen as the only true and sufficient authority for all of life. During the time of the Reformation, Roman Catholicism […]

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Fear of God Devotional: When The Word Of God Is Attacked You Get A Generational Loss

What is the effect of only trusting Scripture partially, accepting certain sections as true and ignoring or disregarding other sections? Ken Ham explains in this video that generations of young people have grown up attending public schools where they are taught ideas of evolution. Sadly, many of these children attend churches that avoid confronting the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: When Tradition Overtakes Scripture

What was one of the most impactful reforms of the Reformation? David Eddy explains in this video that before the Reformation, tradition had largely controlled matters of Church and family life. The Reformation resulted in a tearing down of those traditions and customs and a return to the Scriptures as the source of wisdom and […]

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When Dark Clouds Darken the Sky

Charles Spurgeon gives us help for when the clouds get dark: “Why, then, do we dread the clouds which now darken our sky? True, for a while they hide the sun, but the sun is not quenched; He will shine out again before long. Meanwhile those black clouds are filled with rain; and the blacker […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Do We Do With The Protestant Reformation?

How should the Reformation affect our lives today? Rob Ventura explains in this video that our job is to take the truths and reforms from the Reformation and see them worked out today. Our job is not to discover new reforms. We must ask, “How do we see those truths fleshed out in the Church […]

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Marriage God’s Way

Most Christian books on marriage today don’t have much Scripture in them. Not this one. It is saturated with the Word of God. If you want a book that is built on the foundation of exposition of Scripture, this book is for you.  While Scott offers many practical insights, they are all grounded in the biblical […]

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Fear of God Devotional: An Alien Righteousness

What was one of the most impactful reforms of the Reformation? Sam Waldron explains in this video that one of the most impactful reforms was Martin Luther’s clear articulation of the doctrine of justification by faith alone. We are justified by the righteousness of Christ alone when we rest on and receive Christ by faith […]

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

How do we understand repentance wrongly? Jeff Pollard explains in this video that there is a difference between true and wrong repentance. When people are caught in an act of sin and discover themselves in sin, there is a sense of shame and guilt. In fact, everyone feels bad when they get caught in doing […]

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The World Is Passing Away

In the previous verses John has instructed his children that they have power to overcome the world. These are are real blessings of salvation – forgiveness, strength, overcoming the wicked one… Now there is a negative command, “do NOT love the world.” This is another test of salvation. John continues to unpack the doctrines of regeneration, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Solomon’s Call For Repentance

Where do we see repentance in the Old Testament? Jason Dohm explains in this video that one illustrative passage about repentance is when Solomon stated: “f My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, […]

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