But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Thursday, 18 January 2018 20:00

What it Looks Like when Fathers and Sons Follow Jesus

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In this message I outline six marks of fathers and sons who are following Jesus.

  1. When fathers follow Jesus it is because their hearts are miraculously turned, Malachi 4 :5-6
  2. When fathers follow Jesus, they walk with their sons and teach them what they love, Deut...

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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...

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:00

Pride and Immodesty in Men

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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...

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: When Church Leaders Repent

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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...

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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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Monday, 15 January 2018 23:17

Central US Church Leaders Meetings

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 03:35

Read2018 Webinar - Jason Dohm

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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 Genesis and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: An Example of Repentance

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: The Blessings of Repentance

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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...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 10:35

Interview with Kevin Swanson on Reading the Bible 2018

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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...

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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...

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 14:00

24 Hour Sale on “Journey Through the Bible

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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...

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How can we poorly implement reformation in the family?

Gary Powers explains in this video that we can poorly implement reformation in our own family when we don’t think, pray, or study God's Word before demanding change. 

As a father, we can just harshly demand that they act a certain way...

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Sunday, 17 December 2017 22:00

Ten Tips for Reading the Bible as a Family in 2018

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Let’s read the Bible together as families in 2018! I recently asked one of my grown daughters what was the most helpful thing we did in our family. She said, “Papa, it was those times we sat in the living room and read through the Bible.” For many years, our family read the Bible...

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