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The Fear of God is a Promised Blessing

It is not enough simply to know that you must have the fear of God and the things that constitute that fear. You must know where to get it. Crippling harm can come to you if you don’t know where to get the fear of God. This is a matter of great spiritual concern. What […]

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Love and Loyalty Conference Date Change

The upcomming conference titled Love and Loyalty to Christ and His Church has been moved from the March 25th-26th to April 1st-2nd. The conference is bing held in Plant City, FL, where Grace & Truth Family Baptist Church and the NCFIC will be teaming up to furnish a regional conference for churches and families in the area. The focus […]

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The Iniquity of Us All

With Isaiah 53:4-6, we find ourselves in the centerpiece of the doctrine of salvation. This is the whole heart of Christianity. It assumes several things: the hopelessness of sinners to bear their own sins; the justice of a righteous God, who must appease His wrath; In that justice and mercy of God, the penalty is paid, […]

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

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 […]

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Showing the Love of Christ for People in Our Neighborhoods

Here is a succinct – around 3 min – about how we can show Christ’s love in our neighborhoods

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The Law Should Not be Central in Your Preaching

Evangelist Tony Miano has written a very helpful article regarding the message of street preachers. He says, “The law of God should not be central in your open-air preaching or in your one-to-one communication of the Gospel. The phrase and evangelistic philosophy of “90% law and 10% grace” is widely attributed to John Wesley. The thought […]

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Why is Everything in Vain Without the Gospel

John Calvin wrote a preface for Pierre Robert Olivétan’s French translation of the New Testament (1534).  “Without the gospel everything is useless and vain; without the gospel we are not Christians; without the gospel all riches is poverty, all wisdom folly before God; strength is weakness, and all the justice of man is under the […]

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Is Age-Integrated Worship a Historical Norm?

Aaron Denlinger posted an article on Reformation21, “Is Family-Integrated Worship the Historical Norm?”  In the article, he identified a time in the sixteenth-century Church of Scotland in which children were excluded from worship services. I’m still chuckling at the YouTube video satire he included on how children’s church started… “Mr. Thompson and the Vicar Invent […]

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What Is the Most Important Issue in Worship?

What is the most pressing issue to you from the time you walk through the church doors – and even before you actually walk through the doors? If you are walking in the fear of God, if you are coming to worship in the fear of God, then you will be overcome with a constraining […]

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Preaching in Washington State This Weekend

This weekend I will be preaching at Cornerstone Bible Church in Lake Stevens, Washington, directly following the Christian Heritage Marriage Retreat. I will be preaching at 9:00am, during the Family Bible Hour, followed by the main service at 10:30am. Click here for the address.

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Isaiah 66:7-14 – The Church is Your Mother

In these verses Isaiah communicates one of the most gripping metaphors of the church.  He declares that the church is your mother who feeds you. Yes, each member is responsible to nourish one another as a mother does her suckling babes. Isaiah 65 and 66 hold together to present the final picture in the prophesy. In these […]

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Manhood On Sale Here

Click Here to Find Out More and to Purchase This Bundle. Because of the anniversary of Iwo Jima, I am offering three books on sale: Preparing Boys for Battle, Moment of Courage, and Coming In on a Wing and a Prayer. Normally, these three books are 37.85, but for today and tomorrow, you can purchase all three for $25 […]

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Lessons of Manhood from Iwo Jima

February 19th is the anniversary of the World War II Pacific battle of Iwo Jima. It is important that we remember this historic battle and draw lessons from it for our sons to teach them about manhood. In a society where manhood is so broken, we need tools to help us find our way. Check […]

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How to Act Around a Courtship

Jonathan Sides, a member of Hope Baptist Church, recently gave this message discussing the proper reaction of the congregation in response to a courtship within the church.

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How to Provoke Your Children to Anger

Here is a good piece by Mark Altrogge  on one of the dangers of parenting – especially for fathers – provoking children to anger. We can provoke our children to anger: – By constantly criticizing them and not encouraging them. When they feel they can never please us enough. – By having double standards – Do as […]

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