Lake Geneva Church Leaders Meeting

Posted by Scott T. Brown on Apr. 17, 2014

This year, as I am traveling to different geographies I will be meeting with small groups of local church leaders in order to be together for fellowship, discussion, and prayer, I will also be giving a message on shepherding. On May 3rd I will be traveling to Lake Geneva Wisconson. This will be a lunch meeting sponsored by <a data-cke-saved-href=” />Geneva Lakes Church. Come join the NCFIC and other church leaders in your area for a gathering of fellowship, encouragement, prayer and instruction. Please feel free to bring your sons or other men you might be discipling for leadership…

The meeting will be held at the following address:

W2906 Willow Rd, Lake Geneva, WI 53147


Scott T. Brown



Gary Powers



Steve Grutzius

The registration price is $10 which covers the cost of lunch as well.

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The Most Important Thing We Ever Do

Posted by Scott T. Brown on Apr. 16, 2014

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Attendance of Children in Public Worship - Jeremy Walker

Posted by Scott T. Brown on Apr. 15, 2014

Here is an excellent article by Jeremy Walker on the matter of children in church:

ATTENDANCE OF CHILDREN IN PUBLIC WORSHIP SERVICES.

The church is not exempt from responsibility: we should declare with David the fear of the Lord to the children of the church, and seek to manifest the same tender regard for them, and insight into their upbringing, as Christ and his apostles

by JEREMY WALKER

“Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.” (Ps 34.11) “From childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Tim 3.15).

The constant presumption of Scripture is that children were present in the worship of the people of God. In Nehemiah’s time, men and women and all those who could hear with understanding gathered to hear Ezra the scribe read the Law (Neh 8.1-3; Ezr 10.1). Moses certainly anticipated the literal ‘children’ of Israel to be present when the Law was read (Dt 31.12-13). Paul’s letters, intended to be read to the churches, assume the intelligent presence of children (Eph 6.1-4; Col 3.20), and children were present when the Lord Jesus taught (Mt 18.1-5; 19.13-15).

Observe that this is an intelligent presence. It is neither a merely formal nor a distracted attendance. Moses’ desire was that ‘the children may hear . . . and learn to fear the Lord your God and carefully observe all the words of this law’ (Dt 31.12). In Neh 8.1-3 ff., there is active participation and response in hearing the reading and explanation of the book of the Law. The children present are intelligently involved in what is going on. Moses wanted parents to be ready to answer knowledgeable questions from their children arising from the worship (Dt 6.20-25); Joshua wanted Israel to take advantage of the natural inquisitiveness of children (Jos 4.5-7)...

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Is All of Life is Worship?

Posted by Scott T. Brown on Apr. 14, 2014

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A Marriage Testimony and Message by Jeff Pollard

Posted by Scott Brown on Apr. 11, 2014

  

As we are gearing up for the “Husbands Love Your Wives,” video webinar, I thought I would share with you a message recently delivered by Jeff Pollard on the subject of marriage. You can listen to the message below and follow along with the transcription. You can hear more from Jeff Pollard, and many others on the subject of marriage by signing up for our live video webinar: Husbands Love Your Wives. The cake pictured here was given to Jeff and his wife Myra on their 40th wedding anniversary last week. Happy Anniversary Jeff and Myra! The manuscript of Jeff’s message is here:


Marriage: A Mystery Revealed

IntroductionThe eternal purpose of God the Father through Jesus His Christ His Son often works its ways out in unusual and unforeseen ways. Before the foundation of the world, the Father purposed to save His people from their sins through the Person and work of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. The mystery of God’s eternal plan of redemption unfolds in history through the lives of His people. God’s purpose in Christ is a profound mystery that they do not and cannot know until He reveals it to them through His gospel of grace. Consider the following true story:

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Seattle Church Leaders Meeting

Posted by Scott T. Brown on Apr. 10, 2014

This year, as I am traveling to different geographies I will be meeting with small groups of local church leaders in order to be together for fellowship, discussion, and prayer. There is also a pastors luncheon in the Seattle area is hosted by the “Christian Heritage Home Educators of Washington.” This is not an NCFIC event, but I wanted to make it known in case anyone would like to come. Come join me and other church leaders in your area for a gathering of fellowship, encouragement, prayer and instruction. This pastors luncheon is FREE.

The meeting will be held at the following address:

9900 Willows Rd NE Redmond, Washington 98052

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The Grace that Saves is Grace that Transforms Your Life

Posted by Scott T. Brown on Apr. 09, 2014

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Evangelism and the Busy Mother

Posted by Scott Brown on Apr. 08, 2014

Young mothers carry such a difficult burden. I have never met a young mother with lots of kids who did not struggle with fatigue and frustration and from time to time, in her lowest moments, wondered how she could be useful to God at all. Here is Jeremy Walker writing in his excellent book, The Brokenhearted Evangelist,

“Let no exhausted mother, with her hands full of home and children, bruise her soul with the conviction either that she has no way of serving Christ in this way or that she is somehow prevented by her children and her home from doing something worthwhile. Rather, that is the very sphere of her labor. Her mission field is at her feet (and quite possibly under them and in her arms and on her back and currently drawing something indelible on something irreplaceable). Indeed, for her to feel falsely guilty about what she is not doing or to transfer that guilt to her children in resentment and bitterness will only prevent the good that she is called to do as a minister to her children. Consider some of the earlier examples of Augustine, Spurgeon, and Paton, to name but three. We tend to look at those men and think that they are the evangelists, but each of them was first evangelized by his own parents” - (Walker 17).

Walker, Jeremy. The Brokenhearted Evangelist. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2012. Print. 

 

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Men Who Do Not Worship God

Posted by Scott T. Brown on Apr. 07, 2014

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Austin Church Leaders Meeting

Posted by Scott T. Brown on Apr. 03, 2014

This year, as I am traveling to different geographies I will be meeting with small groups of local church leaders in order to be together for fellowship, discussion, and prayer. On April 19th, we will be coming together for a lunch meeting in Round Rock, Texas where I will also be giving a message on shepherding. This meeting will be hosted by North Gabriel Christian Assembly. Come join the NCFIC and other church leaders in your area for a gathering of fellowship, encouragement, prayer and instruction. Please feel free to bring your sons or other men you might be discipling for leadership…

The meeting will be held at the following address:

1530 North IH-35, Round Rock, TX 78681


Scott T. Brown



Don Hart



Stephen Hopkins

The registration price is $10 which covers the cost of lunch as well.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 

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