Teaching Our Congregation to Pray Corporately

Posted by NCFIC on Jul. 22, 2016

We want to be a praying church

We have set aside Wednesday nights for corporate prayer and we desire that all of us will make it a fixed priority in our weekly schedules. The early church was a praying church, “Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they...


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The Blessing of the Fear of God in the Church

Posted by NCFIC on Jul. 22, 2016

How is the fear of God present when a member of the church undergoes church discipline?

When biblical church discipline of a believer living in sin takes place, there is a fear of God that comes upon the church as a result. Once that believer is ultimately restored, the church body is blessed by seeing the restoration of that wayward church...


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Rend the Heavens

Posted by NCFIC on Jul. 21, 2016

"Rend the heavens…" Isaiah, is full of zeal for awakening and in this passage, the prophet issues an urgent plea for it. He is a man who will not rest, "For Zion's sake I will not hold My peace, And for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, And her salvation as a lamp that burns." - Isaiah 62:1

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How Is It That Christ Feared His Father in Isaiah 1-2

Posted by NCFIC on Jul. 21, 2016

Did Christ demonstrate a fear of God?

Yes, Christ feared God the Father. The fear of God involves reverence, respect, and honor. Jesus Christ submitted to God the Father in His incarnation, public ministry and in His death and resurrection. He was an example of giving God the praise and honor that is due to Him. God is worthy of all our...


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Illustrating the Fear of God to Your Children

Posted by NCFIC on Jul. 19, 2016

God is present at all times, but how does God’s omnipotence impact us? Do we live in recognition or denial of this fact?

Joel Beeke explains that the fear of God should provoke a feeling of terror and fear but also one of security and comfort, for God promises that all things work together for good. Unfortunately, America as a nation has...


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Returning to God’s Design for Communicating the Gospel in the Church

Posted by NCFIC on Jul. 18, 2016

The Mission of the National Center for Family Integrated Churches:
 

1. Proclaim the sufficiency of scripture for church and family life
2. Promote the centrality of the church in God’s plan for families
3. Recover the biblical doctrines of manhood and womanhood in church and family life
4. Explain the complementary roles of church and...

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The Cure for a Multitude of Evils in the Church

Posted by NCFIC on Jul. 18, 2016

Do you turn to Scripture and prayer when you experience struggles in life or do you seek out other, alternative means?

Paul Washer explains that prayer and studying the Word of God are simple, yet effective means to address a multitude of evils within the church. The answers to many of life’s problems and struggles cannot be found within...


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Dread and Awe

Posted by NCFIC on Jul. 14, 2016

What does it really men to fear God? Al Martin, in his book “The Forgotten Fear,” explains an important nuance to the fear of God. This nuance is reflected in a letter I received from a young man recently who discovered that before he was saved he had a certain kind of fear, and after he was saved, he had a very different type of fear of...


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