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Fear of God Devotional: The Source of Repentance and Its Effect on a Christian

What does repentance look like? Paul Carrington explains in this video that the source of repentance begins with God – it is a gift of God. God allows a man to see himself for who he is in the light of who He is. Once that person is saved, his ideas of God are changed […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Are We To Continue Reforming Today?

How do we continue reforming even today? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that one of the themes or mottos of the Reformation was, Semper Reformanda or, “always reforming” in accordance with Scripture. Today, we stand on the shoulders of the Reformers. We are called to hold onto these great truths of the Word of God. […]

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Repentance Conference

Our national conference in 2017 is taking place just a few days before the 500 year anniversary of the reformationand Luther’s 95 Theses nailed to the Wittenberg Door October 31, 1517. This is why we are directing our attention to the doctrine and the fruit of the Protestant Reformation. The heart of the Reformation was repentance. […]

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He Is Good, for His Mercy Endures Forever Toward Israel

Is the journey harder than you thought it would be? Is the trial lasting longer than you thought it would? In Ezra 3:8-13, it is very clear that the returned captives walked out of one difficult situation into another – 70 years of captivity, and into another situation, that had it’s own challenges. Has that ever […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Repentance: A One-Time Event in the Life of a Christian?

Is repentance a one-time event in the life of a Christian? Curt Daniels explains in this video that repentance is not a one-time event in the life of a Christian – rather, it is something that continues throughout the life of a Christian. The first of Martin Luther’s 95 theses reads: “When our Lord and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What is Biblical Repentance?

What is true, biblical repentance? Is the mere shedding of tears sufficient? Jason Dohm explains in this video that we might think that a person is repentant if they appear sorry. But, there are other aspects to repentance that go beyond the mere shedding of tears. Repentance involves both the confession of sin and the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Sola Scriptura: One of the Most Helpful Reforms of the Reformation

What was one of the most helpful reforms that took place during the Reformation? Joel Beeke explains in this video that one of the most helpful reforms was Sola Scriptura – the understanding that Scripture alone is sufficient. Acknowledging that Scripture alone was sufficient elevated Scripture to its most proper place. The Reformers understood that Scripture is […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Relationship Between Faith and Repentance

What is the relationship between faith and repentance? Dennis Gunderson explains in this video that the relationship between faith and repentance is straightforward. Faith is our complete forsaking the trusting in our own works and turning entirely to Christ for our righteousness. Repentance is the turning from sin and the understanding that the mere turning […]

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21st Century Battlefields – A Father Son Retreat

The devil is always waging war against the truth of God – “Has God indeed said…?” (Genesis 3:1) – and this year we are fixing our sights on some of the fierce battlefields that surround the church and the family.  Foundational to our approach at the Father Son Retreat is that a father needs to bring his son […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Reformation of the Biblical Church

How was the Church reformed during the time of the Reformation? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that the so-called “church” during the time of the Reformation was far off from what the Bible prescribed. What Martin Luther and the other men accomplished was a reform of the biblical Church. As the Reformers did nearly 500 […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Effect of Ignoring Lessons from the Reformation

What are the effects of ignoring lessons from the Reformation? Michael Beasley explains in this video that one of the great lessons that we can learn from the Reformation is witnessing human frailty and sin and the danger of complacency. When you look at what led to the Reformation and understand how Scripture was abandoned […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Effect of Ignoring Even a Chapter of Scripture

What is the effect of ignoring or choosing not to believe a section of Scripture? Ken Ham explains in this video that the effect of ignoring and refusing to believe even a few chapters of Scripture can have catastrophic consequences. Saying that even one portion of Scripture is inapplicable to us or untrue undermines the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Did the Reformers Believe?

What did the Reformers believe? Rob Ventura explains in this video that there were specific doctrines, such as justification, sanctification, and election, that were analyzed, discussed, and fleshed out by the Reformers. We can know what they believed on these issues because they composed Confessions of Faith.  Even though we live hundreds of years later, […]

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Upcoming Church Leaders Meetings Near You

As churches and pastors who embrace the sufficiency of Scripture for church and family life we have arranged some regional leaders meetings to facilitate our working together to advance the kingdom of heaven in our communities. To that end, the NCFIC would like to invite you to a luncheon for prayer, mutual encouragement, fellowship, and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Don’t Focus on the Outward Forms of the Reformation

What is one way we can wrongly apply the lessons of the Reformation? David Eddy explains in this video that people can wrongly apply the lessons of the Reformation when they attempt to mirror the lives and teachings of the Reformers and use that as their primary source for instruction instead of grounding themselves in […]

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