Preaching in Phoenix This Weekend

Posted by Scott Brown on Feb. 04, 2016

This weekend Dan Horn and I will be preaching at Heritage Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona, directly following the third annual Southwest Family Vision conference titled God's Design for Marriage

NCFIC Internship

Posted by Scott Brown on Feb. 03, 2016

As a ministry dedicated to biblical discipleship, we are excited to announce the 2016 NCFIC internship. Training young men in biblical leadership, theology, business, and foundational skills is something that we are very passionate about. Our prayer is that the deposits made in these young men will help launch a new generation of church...

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Singleness is a Type of Something Greater

Posted by Scott Brown on Jan. 27, 2016

Here is a message on singleness I delivered a while back, “Singleness is a Picture of Something Greater.” Everything in the Bible exposes beauty - including singleness. What do you really think about singleness, really? What do your parents think about singleness? What are their thoughts about a person who is single? Do they have an...

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Southwest Family Vision Conference - God’s Design for Marriage

Posted by Scott Brown on Jan. 22, 2016

When the Supreme Court decided in 2015 that it had the right to redefine marriage, the Church was shocked. But why should it be? After all, the Court’s decision came after decades of redefining marriage. The Industrial Revolution took fathers away from the home, mandatory state education removed children from the home, World War II brought...

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His Delights are Truly Delightful

Posted by Scott Brown on Jan. 20, 2016

God does not want us to construct our lives upon our delights but His. He takes pleasure and delight in certain things that are truly delightful. Isaiah 65:11-16 makes it clear that when we lose our delight in what He is delighted, we lose all our delight. When we find  our delights in life in the world, we find no delight in life.

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How Should We Think About Fasting?

Posted by Scott Brown on Jan. 15, 2016

Here are four things to keep in mind to shape our thinking on fasting:

First: We observe that there is no command in scripture to fast, but Jesus assumed his followers would fast and there are many examples in scripture of the practice that would lead us to participate. Here is a short list; 1 Cor 7:5 (part of marriage), Isaiah 58:3-6 (for...

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Why We Are Advocates of Historic Confessions of Faith

Posted by Scott Brown on Jan. 13, 2016

We have produced several resources to encourage churches and families to embrace a historic confession of faith of the quality of the Westminster Confession of Faith or the 1689 London Baptist Confession. We have delivered lectures, directed specifically of church leaders and fathers on the confession called, "Foundations in Sound Doctrine,"...

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Unity in Your Family, and Harmony with the Local Church

Posted by Scott Brown on Jan. 12, 2016

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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My Scripture Memory Plan for My Kids

Posted by Scott Brown on Jan. 08, 2016

My children are all grown up now… but one thing we did was to memorize Scripture together as a family. Here were the guiding lights of my Scripture memory plan:

I had six elements to my plan when I was raising my children:...

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I Saw My First Gender Neutral Restroom Yesterday

Posted by Scott Brown on Jan. 06, 2016

On Monday, I saw my first gender neutral restroom in the Austin airport. This happened just days after the State of Washington  mandated that womens restrooms could be occupied by men at will. However, the problem is deeper and it began in the church.