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NCFIC Ministry Update

Posted on Mar. 15, 2018

Right now I’m in a convoy of three vans loaded with men headed to “The Life of a Shepherd.”  in Montgomery Alabama. This is a marvelous opportunity to equip men from our local church and strengthen churches around the nation.

Our mission: We are going to state again that the Word of God alone is sufficient for the government of the church...

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A Father as a Historian

Posted on Mar. 13, 2018

The father that Asaph is advocating in Psalm 78 is a man of history and he tells the stories. He inclines his ears to “the things our fathers told us.”

In God’s economy, what fathers say matters. The things they say are represented in v2 as “dark sayings of old”, and “a parable”, which means, “a story from the past.” The drama of redemption...

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Unity in Your Family and Harmony with the Local Church

Posted on Mar. 12, 2018

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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Born from Above

Posted on Mar. 09, 2018

John 3:1-8 brings us the central truth of the Gospel – the necessity of the new birth. When Jesus said, “You must be born again.” He was referring to a miracle in the heart that transforms everything. Jesus makes it clear to Nicodemus that his morality and his respectability were worthless – he must be born again.

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Let’s Hear It for the Small Church

Posted on Mar. 07, 2018

Steve Wittmer has written a wonderful article on some of the blessed things small churches experience in, The Secret Small Churches Know Best.” I really loved reading this article. Please read all of it… And, savor the last paragraph as I did.

He sets the stage with these opening lines,

"Most Christian churches in America are small. In 2012,...

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Church Leaders Dinner Tonight in Van Nuys, CA

Posted on Mar. 06, 2018

I’m headed to the Shepherds Conference at Grace Community Church tomorrow, and today I will be gathering church leaders for teaching, fellowship, and prayer in Van Nuys California.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm and will conclude at 9:00 pm. Dinner will be provided at 6:00.

Several church leaders including myself Chris Law, and others...

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A Father as a Teacher

Posted on Mar. 06, 2018

In Psalm 78:4-8, Asaph sets an example for all fathers to be teachers when says, “We will not hide them from their children, telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and His strength and His wonderful works that He has done.  For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our...

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Albert Mohler on Removing Children from Worship

Posted on Mar. 02, 2018

During the chapel service at Southern Seminary on Feb 22, 2018, Seminary President Albert Mohler made the following statement, correcting the modern church for its practice of removing children from the worship of God in the churches,

“Wherever children are be found they are to be welcomed by Christ’s people. Christ’s people are to be more...

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House of Joy or House of..

Posted on Mar. 02, 2018

Here is the story of the tragic loss of the presence of God in the hearts of those who continued lifelessly in their religious activities. We find Jesus at Passover chasing the money changers out of the Temple and declaring that the temple of His body will be destroyed and raised up in three days. This is a story about the temple of God and...

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How Hope Is Secured

Posted on Mar. 01, 2018

The whole book of Ezra teaches us that there can be hope in the midst of ruin. Ezra 10:5-44 continues the story of hope which was declared in the first five verses where Schechaniah declares, "yet now there is hope in Israel in spite of this.” - in spite of sins committed. However, in verses 5-44, it is revealed how the hope of repentance was...

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