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NCFIC Declaration: Article IX – The Church and the Family Provide Overlapping Jurisdictions

Posted by Scott Brown on May. 21, 2015

We affirm that the local church and the family are separate, yet provide overlapping jurisdictions so that each member of the family who is a member of a local church is under the instruction and correction of that local body, where delegated divine authority is exercised for the equipping, maturation, admonition, and strengthening of the...

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Father-Daughter Retreat 2015

Posted by Scott Brown on May. 19, 2015

Our church recently had its annual Father-Daughter Retreat. It has been such a blessing to be able to do these. We have been hosting them for many years, and I am always very thankful for how they have shaped our families.

Over the course of the retreat, we had times of teaching and exhortation, fellowship, and on Saturday afternoon...

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Sin Affects Everything

Posted by Scott Brown on May. 18, 2015

Every person you pass by, every member of your family, and every little baby before its born and after have one thing in common: they are all affected by sin. All are conceived with a sin nature (Ps. 51:5), and are "by nature children of wrath" (Eph. 2:3).

Adam was, "by God's appointment," the representative head of all mankind. When he...

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Memorial Day - Remembering Important Lessons from Iwo Jima

Posted by Scott Brown on May. 15, 2015

It is good for us to examine history and learn from the events that God, by His sovereignty, has chosen to bring to pass. As we approach Memorial Day, there is one event that I want to focus on: Iwo Jima. During this season of history, there are many lessons on trials, manhood and courage that we ought to be teaching our families.

The reality...

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Church Leader’s Meeting in Port Orchard, WA

Posted by Scott Brown on May. 14, 2015

Craig Houston and I will be hosting a church leader's luncheon in Port Orchard, WA on Saturday, May 30. This will be a time of prayer, mutual encouragement, fellowship, and Craig and I will be giving some exhortations. All church leaders, and aspiring church leaders, are welcome to attend.

Our prayer is that the church leaders in this region...

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Church Leader’s Luncheon - Phoenix, AZ

Posted by Scott Brown on May. 13, 2015

Several pastors in the Southwest surrounding Phoenix, and I will be hosting a church leader's luncheon in Phoenix, AZ on Friday, May 29. All church leaders (pastors, elders, and deacons), as well as aspiring church leaders, are invited to attend.

Our prayer is that the church leaders in this region will get to know one another and in turn...

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