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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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Unity in Your Family, and Harmony with the Local Church

Scripture makes it clear that parents are primarily responsible for the discipleship of their children. At the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches, one of our missions is to communicate God’s beautiful design for discipleship in the home and in the church. On the NCFIC website, you will find resources which point out biblical solutions to the problems that exist […]

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My Scripture Memory Plan for My Kids

My children are all grown up now… but one thing we did was to memorize Scripture together as a family. Here were the guiding lights of my Scripture memory plan: I had six elements to my plan when I was raising my children:  1. Identification:  I identified passages that I wanted us to have in […]

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I Saw My First Gender Neutral Restroom Yesterday

On Monday, I saw my first gender neutral restroom in the Austin airport. This happened just days after the State of Washington  mandated that womens restrooms could be occupied by men at will. However, the problem is deeper and it began in the church.

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One of My Favorite Gatherings in 2015

As I reflect back on 2015, one gathering particularly stands out – a Call to Battle. Carlton McLeod, pastor of a local church, Calvary Revival Chesapeake, sponsored a conference that I really appreciated. He brought his local community together to see how they might be transformed by the Word of God. It was such a blessing to […]

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Fear of God Conference Early Bird Pricing – Ends Tomorrow!

This is your last opportunity to register for the Fear of God conference at a significantly discounted rate ($199 off the standard family rate). Please consider joining me, along with Ken Ham, Joel Beeke, John Snyder and many others as we consider the doctrine of the fear of God, as well as discuss the applications […]

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Wedding Bells, and…

Please pray for Deborah and I as we travel to Texas this weekend… I have the joy of officiating at the wedding of one of my former interns, and the daughter of one of my dear friends – in Texas. After that, we will be conducting “Getting the Picture Right,” which is a conference for couples married seven years […]

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Leadership Luncheon: Defending Marriage in Your Church

Defending marriage in our churches is a critical matter at this historical moment in America. Marriage has become a battleground. How do we as church leaders fight for a biblical view of marriage in our churches? How do we equip the saints? This will be the focus of Scott Brown’s presentation and the topic of discussion at the Texas Leadership Luncheon. […]

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