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The Kind of Churches The NCFIC is Praying For

The mission of the NCFIC is to proclaim the sufficiency of Scripture for church and family life.  We believe that the a progressive returning to Biblical order in both of these spheres is critical for the health of both church and family. We pray for Biblically ordered churches with the following characteristics:  I. Biblical purpose […]

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Laboratory of Infallible medicines

Here is a quote from Thomas Guthrie on the relevancy of the Bible: “The Bible is an armory of heavenly weapons, a laboratory of infallible medicines, a mine of exhaustless wealth. It is a guidebook for every road, a chart for every sea, a medicine for every malady, and a balm for every wound. Rob us of our […]

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Fear of God Devotional: A Wrong View of the Fear of God

Paul Washer shows how we often misunderstand the fear of God. The fear of God is different compared to fear of man. We don’t fear a wrathful man the way we fear God. God is different, so our fear is different… Godly fear is mingled with love and joy and awe. This is why the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God in the Church

How is the fear of God manifested within the church? Paul Washer explains in this video that as a church grows in the fear of the Lord, many things happen. For one, a church will begin to see the seriousness of worship in the sense that we don’t worship God according to how we like, […]

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Joel Beeke Just Published John Bunyan on the Fear of God

Here is how Joel Beeke describes this book: “Old friends can be full of surprises. Have you ever visited with a dear friend whom you have known for years, only to discover something new about him that makes you admire him all the more? I grew up with John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, and though of course […]

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Fear of God Devotional: When Pastors Struggle with Fear of Man

What happens when pastors struggle with the fear of man? Paul Thompson shares an example from his own life where, because of his obedience to God, certain things occurred that negatively impacted his reputation within the community. Through this experience, God showed him that he was concerned more about his reputation rather than being grateful […]

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Utterly Worthless

In the first three verses of 1 Cor 13:1-3, Paul makes it clear that without love you are nothing. You can have the most biblical church and its worth nothing. You can embrace sound doctrine and defend it to the death and its worth nothing. You can be the most gifted person in town and its worth […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God in Purchasing Cars

How does the fear of God apply to various aspects of everyday life? Craig Houston explains in this video that the fear of God should influence all aspects of our life, even our vehicle purchases. When making such a purchase, one who fears God must determine how to be a wise steward of the money […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is Lack of Giving Connected with Lack of the Fear of God?

How can we increase in the fear of the Lord? In this video, Gary Powers explains that one way we can increase our fear of God is through our giving to a local church, the returning of a tithe to the Lord. It was implemented to teach God’s people to fear Him always. In America […]

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Fear of God Devotional: When Church Leaders Do Not Fear God

What happens when leaders of the church do not fear God as they ought? Mala Chindongo explains in this video that one problem in the church is that often, church leaders start with an inward focus and wrongly believe that everything is all about themselves. Instead of fearing God, they have no fear of God […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God and Understanding the Bible

How can one grow in knowledge, wisdom, and understanding? Craig Houston explains in this video that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. In contrast, fools despise wisdom and instruction (Proverbs 1:9). This fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, the beginning of having an understanding of the truth of […]

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How the Love of God Is Perfected in You

Its often easy to tell where people are from based on how they talk. John is making a very similar point in 1 John 2:3-8. Jesus makes a different kind of person. God teaches His children to think differently, talk differently, walk differently, react differently. It is tangible. It shows where they are from. John is making it clear that the greatest earthly blessing that […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Why We Fear God

How do we grow in our fear of God? Jason Dohm explains that most people don’t choose the things they fear – rather, fear is normally a response to something. Similarly, the fear of God is also a natural response that comes about when we understand who God is. We grow in our knowledge and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of the Lord in Culture

How was the fear of God present in early America? Carlton McLeod explains that the fear of the Lord impacts culture. It did at one point in America. The fear of the Lord produced a society that honored God’s name, that honored pastors, elders, the home. These characteristics were present even in non-church goers. By […]

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Fear of God Devotional: When Pastors Fear Man

What does it look like when a pastor fears man more than he fears God? Clarence Simmons explains that this kind of pastor will shun away from certain truths. He will only preach certain things to appease his congregation. He will never preach something that would upset an influential member of the congregation. Why do […]

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