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New Testament Survey - 1st & 2nd Peter - Listen Live at 5:00pm EST

Posted by NCFIC on Sep. 29, 2016

As we are seeking to be refreshed by the early church we encounter Peter who desires his readers to recognize how they are kept by the power of God. Peter is writing to a despised and persecuted people. On July 19, 64AD, a fire broke out in Rome. The flames licked up large parts of the city and both mansions and hovels were destroyed....

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I Just saw the Film, Polycarp

Posted by NCFIC on Sep. 28, 2016

Our family watched this recently…Polycarp.  I highly recommend it.  If you have small children, here is my recommendation: watch the film and then read the following books on Polycarp, Ireneaus of Lyons and Ignatius and to your children.

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The Fear of God and Church Beauty

Posted by NCFIC on Sep. 27, 2016

Here is Christ’s tenderness and compassion towards His people in their guilt from sin.

 John is speaking of what makes a true church. What makes a church happy and humble and sweetly composed before God? He answers How do you get the junk out of a church; how God purifies His church; How God humbles His church so that they are not puffed...

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Welcome Pastors

Posted by NCFIC on Sep. 26, 2016

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”

- EPHESIANS 4:11-12

The role of leadership that you have been called to as a pastor is of significant importance in the kingdom. Much...

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The Purpose of Chastisement

Posted by NCFIC on Sep. 23, 2016

What is the purpose of chastisement?

Clarence Simmons explains in this video that the purpose of God’s chastisement can be found in Hebrews chapter 12. That purpose is to conform us more to the likeness of God and to the will of God, that we may be holy. This involves a cutting off of all things that are not Christ-like.

While the...

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Chapel Library - A Treasure Trove of Biblical Wisdom

Posted by NCFIC on Sep. 21, 2016

Don’t forget to visit Chapel Library often. They have some of the most significant books and pamphlets available today - a rich treasure trove. You can download hundreds of titles and even take courses that will grow your faith.

For example… If you are called to be a pastor, check this series by Al Martin. This is a series that has helped...

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