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

How have Christians feared God throughout history? In Augustine’s day, the fear of God was spoken of regularly. The idea of God being everywhere was a predominant theme in his writings. Today, however, we fear man instead of fearing God – what has changed? Starting with the Middle Ages, the fear of God was incrementally […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What It Means When You Don’t Want the Fear of God in Your Life

How do you identify an individual that does not have the fear of God? Paul Thompson explains that there are a variety of characteristics typical of individuals who have lost their fear of God. This is a person who does not want God to be the ruler of their life because that keeps them from […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How the Fear of God Changed Our Church

How can the fear of God change the way a church operates? In this video, Carlton McLeod explains how he, as a pastor, was initially focused on what those attending his church would want instead of turning to Scripture to understand the will of God for church life. He realized that he would have to […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God and A Sense of Sin

How does the fear of God impact our view of the cross, of God, and of sin? Joel Beeke explains that once we have a fear of God, it allows us to better understand the seriousness of sin. This, in turn, drives us to the cross, where we see the all-sufficiency of Christ. The cross […]

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How Children are Left Out in a Family Integrated Church

I am confident that worship and fellowship in a church should be age integrated, following the biblical patterns. There are many benefits… For example, in churches were this is practiced there is a heightened relational depth. The fellowship times last longer than in many churches. People get very connected. In most family integrated churches, the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How the Fear of God Changed Our Church

How can the fear of God change the way a church operates? In this video, Carlton McLeod explains how he, as a pastor, was initially focused on what those attending his church would want instead of turning to Scripture to understand the will of God for church life. He realized that he would have to […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is the Fear of God in Your Music?

How should the fear of God impact our music choices? In this video clip, Kevin Swanson explains that the music a family listens to is very important and influential. Music can either keep or break the first commandment by how it reveres and honors God. Sadly, much of the music released today does not honor […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God and the Presence of the Lord

What would it be like if you stood before God? Jason Dohm explains that in Scripture, we see that whenever people are before angels, the presence of God, or see a vision of God, they are undone and they are humiliated. In every instance, pride is crushed and replaced with a feeling of humiliation of […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God and A Sense of Sin

How does the fear of God impact our view of the cross, of God, and of sin? Joel Beeke explains that once we have a fear of God, it allows us to better understand the seriousness of sin. This, in turn, drives us to the cross, where we see the all-sufficiency of Christ. The cross […]

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Please Join me in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

I’d love to meet you at the Colorado Father Son Retreat and the NCFIC Leaders meeting that precedes it. Colorado Father Son Retreat: Crooked Creek Ranch in Fraser, Colorado | September 1-4, 2016 Come to the Father Son Retreat for four days of fellowship, encouragement, and adventure with hundreds of other dads and sons in […]

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2016 NCFIC Ministry Update

The Lord has been very good to the NCFIC this year. Here is a quick overview of where the Lord has been taking us. Our whole focus is to proclaim the sufficiency of scripture for church and family life. We dedicate our labors to encourage churches and families to return to biblical order. We are an […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What is the Fear of God?

How can we better grasp what the fear of God is? In this short video, Paul Thompson explains that this fear is not a fear where we’re in terror and horror of something, causing us to cower into a corner. Rather, the fear of God is best understood when we couple it with the grace […]

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Who to Vote For? Noah Webster Has the Right Answer

“When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God.  The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens […]

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Killing Your Fears

The fear of God is the death of every other fear; like a mighty lion, it chases all other fears before it. —C.H. Spurgeon The Complete Works of C. H. Spurgeon, Volume 13: Sermon #748

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Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God and Holiness

Do you find yourself growing in the fear of God? Here, Paul Washer explains that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge. This fear of God comes as a result of knowing God and knowing Him correctly. The more we comprehend who God is, the better we understand that He is […]

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