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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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For Joy in Marriage – Day 2 of Marriage Retreat

Pray for us today we are working through the various matters of marriage… It is always such a joy to meet together like this. Among the many subjects we covered, one was joy in marriage, and particularly the joy of a bridegroom over his bride reflected in Isaiah 62:5, “For as a young man marries a virgin, So shall your […]

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Please Pray for Our Marriage Retreat Starting Today

I am very thankful for the opportunity to be with couples to more clearly understand the doctrine and practice of marriage… Today we start. Please pray for us that we would have marriages that are reflections of the glories of Christ and His Church.

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How Do You Know When It’s of the Holy Spirit?

What is the Ministry of the Holy Spirit? One of the great misunderstandings of the ministry of the Holy Spirit is the effect of the Holy Spirit. There are branches of Christianity who maintain that the manifestations of the Holy Spirit are seen in outward manifestations such as speaking in tongues, being slain in the […]

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Assurance of Salvation and It’s Hindrances

High degrees of Christian assurance are simply not compatible with low levels of obedience. — Sinclair Ferguson

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Welcome Pastors

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” – EPHESIANS 4:11-12 The role of leadership that you have been called to as a pastor is of significant importance […]

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Preaching in Phoenix This Weekend

This weekend Dan Horn and I will be preaching at Heritage Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona, directly following the third annual Southwest Family Vision conference titled God’s Design for Marriage. 

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Singleness is a Type of Something Greater

Here is a message on singleness I delivered a while back, “Singleness is a Picture of Something Greater.” Everything in the Bible exposes beauty – including singleness. What do you really think about singleness, really? What do your parents think about singleness? What are their thoughts about a person who is single? Do they have an attitude against it? Do […]

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Southwest Family Vision Conference – God’s Design for Marriage

When the Supreme Court decided in 2015 that it had the right to redefine marriage, the Church was shocked. But why should it be? After all, the Court’s decision came after decades of redefining marriage. The Industrial Revolution took fathers away from the home, mandatory state education removed children from the home, World War II […]

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NCFIC Internship

As a ministry dedicated to biblical discipleship, we are excited to announce the 2016 NCFIC internship. Training young men in biblical leadership, theology, business, and foundational skills is something that we are very passionate about. Our prayer is that the deposits made in these young men will help launch a new generation of church leaders […]

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How Should We Think About Fasting?

Here are four things to keep in mind to shape our thinking on fasting: First: We observe that there is no command in scripture to fast, but Jesus assumed his followers would fast and there are many examples in scripture of the practice that would lead us to participate. Here is a short list; 1 Cor 7:5 (part of […]

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Why We Are Advocates of Historic Confessions of Faith

We have produced several resources to encourage churches and families to embrace a historic confession of faith of the quality of the Westminster Confession of Faith or the 1689 London Baptist Confession. We have delivered lectures, directed specifically of church leaders and fathers on the confession called, “Foundations in Sound Doctrine,” produced a 32 session DVD set […]

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