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What it Looks Like when Fathers and Sons Follow Jesus

Posted on Jan. 19, 2018

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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 6:5-9
  3. When fathers follow Jesus...

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What Are Marks of False Repentance?

Posted on Jan. 19, 2018

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 itself instead of its consequences. They want...


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Pride and Immodesty in Men

Posted on Jan. 18, 2018

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 how men are immodest. It’s source is pride, which is...


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When Church Leaders Repent

Posted on Jan. 18, 2018

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 - for themselves first and then for the rest of...


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Central US Church Leaders Meetings

Posted on Jan. 16, 2018

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 including, Doug Barger, Justin Huffman, Kirk...


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Four Ways to Catch Up When You Fall Behind Reading the Bible

Posted on Jan. 16, 2018

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 happens! Our family used different methods at different times when we fell behind....


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Are You Reformed or Reforming?

Posted on Jan. 16, 2018

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 “reforming” over “reformation.” We will never get to...


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Returning to God’s Design for Communicating the Gospel in the Church

Posted on Jan. 15, 2018

The mission of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches is to: 

1. Proclaim the sufficiency of Scripture for church and family life
2. Promote the centrality of the Church in God’s plan for families
3. Recover the biblical doctrines of manhood and womanhood in church and family life
4. Explain the complementary roles of church and...


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An Example of Biblical Repentance

Posted on Jan. 15, 2018

What is an example of repentance in Scripture?

Paul Thompson explains in this video that an example of repentance in Scripture involves an Ethiopian traveling in the desert and reading Scripture. Through the providential hand of God, the Ethiopian is longing to know who Christ is.

Philip "preached Jesus" to the Ethiopian eunuch. Afterwards, that...


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Read2018 Webinar - Jason Dohm

Posted on Jan. 12, 2018

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 Matthew.

You can stream the webinar here.

I hope you...


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How Are Holiness and Repentance Connected?

Posted on Jan. 12, 2018

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 salvation and repentance, we don’t see our sin as it...


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