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Hunger for Holiness and a False Gospel

Posted by NCFIC on Feb. 23, 2017

Do you hunger and thirst for righteousness?

Jeff Pollard explains in this video that among Christians today, there is often a lack of those who hunger for holiness. This stems from a false gospel that is preached. Holiness arises from a heart made new by the power of the Holy Spirit. When we have a repentant heart, we hunger and thirst for...


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Join me at the Shepherds Conference in California

Posted by NCFIC on Feb. 22, 2017

I will be attending John MacArthur’s Shepherds conference 2017 Feb. 28-Mar. 3, in the LA area at Grace Community Church. I grew up in Southern California, so it’s always a joy to go and connect with people from my earlier days there, including my sister, and to meet with pastors at the Shepherds Conference. If you would like to connect at the...


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Spending Quality Time With Your Family

Posted by NCFIC on Feb. 22, 2017

Should families skip gatherings of the church to “spend more family time?”

Craig Houston explains in this video that as a pastor, his primary concern for Christian families is that they learn to love Christ’s church. Christ loves the Church and died for the Church. This refers to the visible, assembled body of believers. Christians are...


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Marriage Conference in California

Posted by NCFIC on Feb. 21, 2017

Marriages which are pictures of Christ’s love for His church, and the church’s respectful obedience are representations of the Gospel to local churches and communities… for this we pray and work. This is why Deborah and I are traveling to California to speak at a Marriage Conference near Fresno Feb 24-25.

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Cramming Life With Too Many Good Things

Posted by NCFIC on Feb. 21, 2017

What happens when you neglect time with God?

Joel Beeke explains in this video that there are a lot of people who are coming to faith but the corresponding level of personal holiness is often not there. The problem is that they see the truth of the doctrines of grace in the Bible and they get excited about it, but to really live the faith...


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A New (Free) Book on the Sabbath by Sam Waldron at Chapel Library

Posted by NCFIC on Feb. 17, 2017

Now available at Chapel Library is a new (FREE) book titled The Lord’s Day: Its Presuppositions, Proofs, Precendents, and Practice by Sam Waldron: The Lord’s Day

The Lord’s Day is a thoroughly up-to-date consideration of the Fourth Commandment and its ramifications for modern Christianity. Its four sections include the Presuppositions that...


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American Religion’s Lost Gospel

Posted by NCFIC on Feb. 16, 2017

How has the Gospel been distorted and lost in America?

Jeff Pollard explains in this video that the heart of the problem of "American commercial religion" is that all too often, the Gospel is watered down and distorted. Many churches wrongly preach that "if you only believe" and "pray this prayer," you automatically go to Heaven when you die....


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The Power of the New Birth

Posted by NCFIC on Feb. 15, 2017

This is one of the clearest explanations of what it means to be a Christian in the entire Bible. John is preaching Christ as he continues to explain the miracle of the new birth. He describes what happens to you when you are born again. John is writing about what is the foundation of Christianity - the supernatural regeneration of the...


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Preaching is Central to Worship

Posted by NCFIC on Feb. 15, 2017

How does expositional preaching lead to the worship of God?

Craig Houston explains in this video that expositional preaching is essential to worship. Without such preaching, we don’t have worship, for it is from expositing Scripture that we learn and understand what true worship entails. While expositional preaching has fallen out of season,...


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