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Government of the Tongue

Posted on Mar. 28, 2018

"The Bible is very clear about the use of our tongues, informing us that we will be held accountable before God at the judgment for every idle word we have spoken. It is, therefore, every person‘s responsibility in the church to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace and to promote love by creating a culture of blessing. 

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Break Free

Posted on Mar. 27, 2018

Psalm 78 is a wake up call. Asaph is bold before the fathers of Israel. He calls them to break free of old patterns… the patterns of their fathers. He commands them, do “not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that did not set its heart aright, and whose spirit was not faithful to God.”

In other...


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Life of a Shepherd Conference - Messages Now Available!

Posted on Mar. 26, 2018

We recently concluded our Life of a Shepherd conference in Montgomery Alabama, and now have a set of over ten messages on biblical church leadership. You can listen to these messages free here:

https://ncfic.org/resources/conference/biblical_eldership_facing_21st_century_challenges

In Titus 1:5, we learn that Titus was to “set in order the...


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Welcome, Pastors

Posted on Mar. 26, 2018

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”

- EPHESIANS 4:11-12

The role of leadership that you have been called to as a pastor is of significant importance in the Kingdom of God....


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Scott Brown and Rob Huddleson - (Josh. 22-Jdgs. 15; Lk. 6-9)

Posted on Mar. 23, 2018

At 3:00 pm EST, Rob Huddleson and I are going live to discuss the things we read over the past week as we are reading through the Bible. We will be on the line for 20 minutes to give some practical insights for families for the reading from the past week in Joshua-Judges and Luke.


The Father Who Inclines His Ears in the Right Direction

Posted on Mar. 20, 2018

“Give ear, O my people, to my law; incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us” (Psalm 78:1).
 
The first thing we notice is that a command is issued. This is a command for men to get their ears turned around - in a...


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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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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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