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What is Holiness

Posted by NCFIC on Jan. 19, 2017

What is holiness and what are misinterpretations of it?

Jeff Pollard explains in this video that the Greek words found in the New Testament for “holiness” and “sanctification” essentially mean being “set apart for God’s use.”

Far too often, we understand holiness as not doing something. But, when we get this narrow focus of...

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By This We Know Love

Posted by NCFIC on Jan. 17, 2017

The Christian life can become so complicated. There are so many issues to consider. You can fall into a trap thinking that its all about coming down on the right doctrine, having the right theology, finding the right church and locking in the right methodology. These things are important. But in many ways, the Christian life is simpler than...

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Unity in Your Family, and Harmony with the Local Church

Posted by NCFIC on Jan. 16, 2017

Scripture makes it clear that parents are primarily responsible for the discipleship of their children. But that’s not all. The local church has also been given a significant role in that same work of discipleship through preaching, fellowship, hospitality, discipleship, prayer and evangelism. At the National Center for Family-Integrated...

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The Happiest People in the World

Posted by NCFIC on Jan. 12, 2017

Who are the happiest people in the world?

Jeff Pollard explains in this video that the happiest people in the world are the holiest people. They are the ones that are most intensely walking in fellowship with God and in union with Him. There is no greater joy in the world.

But, Satan doesn’t want us to have the joy of walking in...

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Friends Your Age Are Not Enough

Posted by NCFIC on Jan. 11, 2017

Here is a great article by Jaquelle Crowe on

She opens the article by saying:

We like people who are like us. Beginning as children, we’re corralled by different categories and compartmentalization. Age may be the biggest. From grade school to Sunday...

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What Holiness Looks Like

Posted by NCFIC on Jan. 11, 2017

What is a common misconception of holiness?

Craig Houston explains in this video that all too often, individuals who purport themselves to be holy are self-righteous. Their definition of holiness is based upon the things they do or do not do instead of what Scripture states. Accordingly, these people are modern-day Pharisees and turn the...

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He Destroys the Works of the Devil

Posted by NCFIC on Jan. 10, 2017

Why did Jesus come? Bring social justice? Spread love? To provide an example? Yes, in some ways, but what is His primary work? His primary work is to destroy the works of the devil through the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit! When God saves His people, he not only forgives them  and supplies, beauty for ashes, He also restores their...

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The Definition of Holiness

Posted by NCFIC on Jan. 10, 2017

What role does the Holy Spirit play in the process of holiness?

Joel Beeke begins this video by defining holiness. He explains that holiness involves us becoming more like God and more separate from the world. That is the essence of holiness.

Once the Spirit works in us, the process of growing in holiness is full of ups and downs. The Holy...

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