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Three Reasons to Teach on the Fear of the Lord

What is the fear of the Lord? Consider this definition: A trembling zeal to obey every word of His mouth. It’s a treasure He gives His favorites (Isa 33:6). The fear of the Lord was a powerful component in the atmosphere of the early church in the book of Acts. It preserved the integrity of the church in an era of explosive growth. In contrast, we don’t hear much about it today. Why do we tend to minimize or overlook teaching on the fear of the Lord? When we neglect it, it’s for all the wrong reasons. It’s time to dig up this doctrine, dust it off, and equip today’s believers and also … READ MORE...

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22 WAYS TO FIND JESUS IN THE BOOK OF JOB

Some people struggle with the book of Job because, when they look at the life of Jesus, they can’t find anything in the ministry of Jesus that corresponds to Job’s story. They decide, therefore, that … READ MORE...

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NEW FILM: SONS AND BASTARDS

This book this film is based on celebrates God’s goodness to chasten. It will help you make sense of inexplicable trials, strengthen your resolve to endure, and reveal how chastening can qualify us … READ MORE...

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BEEN BURNED BY SIN?

One day when I was a young child, I was standing by an outdoor bonfire and noticed a potato sack that was burned in the fire. The way it burned, the ashes had maintained the shape of the sack, and the sack appeared still to be intact. Because of my childlike … READ MORE...

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THE KEY OF DAVID

Speaking to the apostle John, Jesus said that He “has the key of David” (Rev. 3:7). Other than Isaiah 22:22, this is the only place in the Bible that mentions “the key of David,” and therefore there is much speculation about what that key was and is. Some … READ MORE...

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YOUR MISSION IS NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR PEOPLE

God never calls you to a mission that is more important than the people on your team. Because no such mission exists. A leader might be tempted to think, “Good riddance, they never did have complete buy-in with our vision.” “They just couldn’t keep up.” “We … READ MORE...

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THE EYES OF THE LORD

In this post I want to show how gloriously God responds to those who maintain their loyalty to Him. Here’s our text: “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. … READ MORE...

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WE HAVE LAWS FOR THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR

The following is an excerpt from my newest book, Illegal Prayers. Look closely at verse 5 of Luke 11. Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, “Friend, lend me three loaves.” Our parable is in black and white until … READ MORE...

JESUS MOST COMMON TEACHING

JESUS’ MOST COMMON TEACHING

Recently, while doing a simple Bible search, I discovered something in the life of Jesus that brought me to a full stop. It stunned me, and I’m still trying to process it. Here’s the background to it: There is very little from the life of Jesus that is … READ MORE...