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How does NCFIC relate to similar ministries?

Posted on May. 04, 2009

NCFIC does not view itself as the “end all” solution to the culture-driven, age-segregated, peer-dominated modern church. Other similar ministries have proficiency beyond our own in various areas. So in addition to the resources we provide, it is our firm and constant goal to help these like-minded ministries succeed at what they do best. We also work with state and regional groups who wish to affiliate with us for local and national conferences and other purposes.

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Oh That Our Wills Would Be Lost in God’s Will

Posted on Apr. 29, 2009

“We can imagine no higher degree of perfection than that which is here set before us. To take patiently whatever God sends—to wish nothing but what God approves—to prefer pain, if it pleases God to send it, to ease, if God does not think fit to bestow it—to lie passive under God’s hand, and know no will but His—this is the highest standard at which we can aim, and of this our Lord’s conduct in Gethsemane is a perfect pattern.

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Is NCFIC a new denomination of churches?

Posted on Apr. 28, 2009

No, absolutely not. NCFIC is not a new denomination or confederation of churches but rather a network and resource for family-integrated churches and families seeking them. It is a ministry to America’s churches by Christian leaders who see faithful fathers and mothers struggling to find a meaningful, family-affirming relationship with their local church. All the men who work with NCFIC believe in biblical church authority and are all under the oversight of their own local churches with regard to their moral life.

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What is NCFIC’s purpose?

Posted on Apr. 27, 2009

NCFIC’s purpose is to correctly understand God’s unified vision for church and family, rightly diagnose the problems that impede this vision, and effectively communicate biblical solutions that rebuild family-affirming churches. We do not believe that family-integration is the only—or even the primary—issue in selecting or establishing a local church. But it is unquestionably a defining issue of our day as the modern church has lost the essential familistic culture that we see modeled in the New Testament.

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Calvin on: The Superiority of God over Satan

Posted on Apr. 27, 2009

“But God tries in one way, Satan in another. Satan tempts that he may destroy, condemn, confound, cast down, but God, that by proving his own children he may make trial of their sincerity, and establish their strength by exercising it; that he may mortify, purify, and cauterize their flesh, which unless it were forced under this restraint would play the wanton and vaunt itself beyond measure.”

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On: “Can’t we Have it Both Ways” Jason Dohm says that “both ways” never works anyway

Posted on Apr. 23, 2009

“My observation is that it is certain that we can’t have it both ways. In environments where the discipleship of children is outsourced to others in the church setting, I have never observed it to be the rule that fathers play their Biblical role of discipling them in the home. Never! Not once! I have observed dozens of churches, and I have not once observed a church where they have it both ways, nor do they even claim to.

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Why Can’t We Have it Both Ways?

Posted on Apr. 20, 2009

People often ask me, “Why can’t we have it both ways – the best of both worlds - age segregation in the church and fathers teaching and leading their homes?”

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The Puritans on Children in Church

Posted on Apr. 16, 2009

We should bring our children with us to the publick teaching, so may our private teaching prove profitable. Oftentimes divine truths are as nails, one teaching sets them in, and the other teaching fastens them; one plants and the other waters, and so of both God gives increase.

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Expository Preaching Priority Communicated in NCFIC Conferences

Posted on Apr. 16, 2009

Over the years we have conducted conferences on the important subject of expository preaching in order to train elders in the disciplines and practice of faithfully preaching the whole counsel of God. In our “Audio Resources” section of the web site you can hear a message I gave on this subject last year entitled “Thunder, Water, Light and Sword - The Voice of God in the Church.”

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Jaw Droppers from Family Worship

Posted on Apr. 16, 2009

Jesus shows the tragic state of our lives when we don’t listen to those He sends. Our house is left desolate when we do not listen to the prophets, but if we say, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” He will come to us.

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