ncfic blog — Tag Archive

Fear of God Devotional: Our Part in Our Own Sanctification

What is a Christian’s responsibility in sanctification? Marcus Serven explains in this video that one of the key passages in Scripture that explains and discusses the interplay between holiness and knowing that you are complete in Christ is found in Philippians. While it may seem as though you alone are responsible for your sanctification, Paul […]

Continue Reading »

Tags:

Friends Your Age Are Not Enough

Here is a great article by Jaquelle Crowe on desiringgod.org:  http://ift.tt/2iVnMMr She opens the article by saying: We like people who are like us. Beginning as children, we’re corralled by different categories and compartmentalization. Age may be the biggest. From grade school to Sunday school to the workplace, we tend to intuitively gravitate to those […]

Continue Reading »

Tags:

He Destroys the Works of the Devil

Why did Jesus come? Bring social justice? Spread love? To provide an example? Yes, in some ways, but what is His primary work? His primary work is to destroy the works of the devil through the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit! When God saves His people, he not only forgives them  and supplies, beauty for ashes, […]

Continue Reading »

Tags:

The Role of a Grandfather

Last year I was interviewed for a conference in New Zealand on a number of matters, here is what they produced on grandfathers.

Continue Reading »

Tags:

The Love of a Father

John declares, “Behold what manner of love the father has given unto us that we should be called children of God.” John wants the church in Ephesus to remember that they are children of God with all the privileges of a child towards their father. He wants them to stop and marvel at the love of God […]

Continue Reading »

Tags:

Closed Till the New Year

As we close what to me was a happy and fruitful year, and at the same time, a disappointing and painful year, I am mindful of how wise God is to bring to us what we need. Here are seven meditations on the wonders of life that God has ordained for His children, with seven […]

Continue Reading »

Tags:

Super Early Bird Pricing Ends Dec. 31st!

This is your last opportunity to register for the Repentance conference at a significantly discounted rate ($199 off the standard family rate). Please consider joining us as we consider the doctrine of repentance, the first of Luther’s 95 Theses nailed to the Wittenberg Door. Our national conference in 2017 is taking place just a few […]

Continue Reading »

Tags:

How to Help Your Children Become Better Sermon Listeners

It takes work and forethought and planning and prayer… but you don’t want your kids to constantly be zoning out… They’ll have hundreds of hours listening to sermons in the coming years… This is a good article by David Prince. How to Help Your Children Become Better Sermon Listeners – David Prince http://ift.tt/2hzytnb I was recently […]

Continue Reading »

Tags:

Should Children Sit Through Big Church?

John Piper begins his answer with this warning…  “I hope there is a strong leader in your church because weak leaders will never be able to stand up against the onslaught of criticism that is going to come if you try to do what I am going to suggest.” See the video here or read the article: […]

Continue Reading »

Tags:

A Type of Heaven – The Sabbath

McChenye writes beautifully about the comforts and joys of celebrating the Sabbath, “It is a type of heaven when a believer lays aside his pen or loom, brushes aside his worldly cares, leaving them behind him with his weekday clothes, and comes up to the house of God. It is like the morning of the […]

Continue Reading »

Tags:

50% Off Everything! In Your Hands Before Christmas – Guaranteed

Hello, we are writing to notify you of our “Christmas Super Sale.” We are offering 50% off all our resources site-wide! This deal ends on Saturday December 31st. To receive your order before Christmas, you must order by December 17th and choose Priority shipping. Pick anything in our store and add it to your cart, […]

Continue Reading »

Tags:

Most People Worship in Small Churches

Most of the churches on the NCFIC network of churches are small churches… I was struck by this reality nationwide through Karl Vaters, in his article, “3 Assumptions & 5 Realities About Why So Many Churches are Small.”  He notes,  “Ninety percent of churches have fewer than 200 people. Eighty percent have under 100. Small churches are not in […]

Continue Reading »

Tags:

You are a Pastor With Trials and Tribulations in your Senior Years

Charles Simeon, found himself in time of trial, at 53 years old, after spending 33 years in a single church. His entire ministry was characterized by trials and tribulation. However, reflecting on his current difficulties in ministry at age 53, he wrote, “I used to sail in the Pacific; I am now learning to navigate […]

Continue Reading »

Tags:

Interview with Jeff Durbin on the Local Church

Our friend from New Zealand, Kris Baines recently interviewed Jeff Durban from Apologia Church (Tempe Ariz.) on various matters of church life. Here are Jeff’s comments on family integrated church life. See also Redemption church in New Zealand, http://ift.tt/2gfUlVS. Kris lives with his wife Becky, and their 7 children “down under” in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is one of the […]

Continue Reading »

Tags:

Patriarchy – Five Grave Concerns

I hope you are able to check the Matt Holst article on Patriarchy over at the Reformation 21 blog which appeared a while back. I am sure many of you who have been fighting for the restoration of biblical family life, and particularly for its instruction on manhood and womanhood, were happy to see the article by […]

Continue Reading »

Tags:

Page 3 of 3112345...102030...Last »