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Memorial Day – Remembering Important Lessons from Iwo Jima

It is good for us to examine history and learn from the events that God, by His sovereignty, has chosen to bring to pass. As we approach Memorial Day, there is one event that I want to focus on: Iwo Jima. During this season of history, there are many lessons on trials, manhood and courage […]

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How His Arm Brought Salvation

Isaiah 59 describes the details of mans greatest problem, and his greatest hope. His greatest problem is his sin, and his greatest remedy is a man – the man sent from God – the God man, our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the intercessor whose arm is not too short to save.  This chapter contains […]

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NCFIC Luncheon – Defending Marriage in Your Church – Elizabethtown, PA

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 […]

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Join me at the Banner of Truth Conference Next Week

Consider joining me at the Banner of Truth Ministers Conference next week, Tuesday May 24-May 26. Several from our local church are going as well as some friends around the country. And, if you are able, please join me and several church leaders at the NCFIC Church Leaders Luncheon just before the Banner of Truth Conference begins.   […]

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What Does the Lord’s Prayer Teach Us about God?

Here is Paul Washer at “Burnings in the Soul,” helping us better understand who God is, by taking us through the Lord’s Prayer. “Burnings in the Soul” is held each year directly preceeding our national conference in October where we ask men to share with us what is burning in their souls. You can sign up for Burnings […]

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The Delightful Day

In this passage, God comes to His people to diagnose lack of joy and lack of blessing in their lives in spite of the fact that they are fasting and celebrating the Sabbath. Isaiah 58 uses fasting and the Sabbath as examples, but the message is not primarily focused on these two duties of Christians. Its focus is […]

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Schools and the Fear of God

Evaluate along this same line the infulence of the school your children attend. If God says that the fear of God is the chief part of knowledge, then I think it is right to say that the absence of the fear of God is the chief part of folly. And if that is true, many […]

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A True Experience of Grace

How does one know they are saved? How do you know if you truly know God? 1 John 2:3 says, “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.” When someone is truly saved, they desire to keep the commandments of God and to run from sin.  To hear more […]

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7 Reasons Families Should Pray

Thomas Doolittle gives us seven reasons families should pray: Reason 1 Because we receive every day family-mercies from the hand of God. He loads us daily with His benefits (Ps. 68:19). When you wake in the morning and find your dwelling safe, not consumed with fire, not broken through by thieves, is not this a […]

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Profile of the Evangelistic Home – Joel Beeke

Here is a transcript of an exceptional message given by Joel Beeke during the White Unto Harvest Conference. The message is titled: “Profile of the Evangelistic Home.” There are numerous church growth books and manuals flooding the market, but surprisingly few of them address internal growth through the Holy Spirit as He sovereignly blesses the raising of children […]

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The Importance of Family Prayer

Fathers are commanded to read the Word of God to their families, and to instruct them in it. If they are to read the Word of God to their families, then they must pray with them as well. It is critical that families pray together, and Thomas Doolittle in this article titled, “The Word of […]

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The Fear of God and Revival

What happens to a community of ten thousand people if suddenly two thousand of those people begin to walk in the fear of God? The conduct of those people is no longer governed by the eye of the policeman but by the eye of God. The students in the schools conduct themselves not with reference […]

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Laying Hold of Sabbath Joy

Did you know that the Sabbath was made to secure joy and justice? In Isaiah 56:1-8, we learn that the love of God is secured in the keeping of His commandments. As God’s people take hold of His covenant in the form of the Ten Commandments and keeping the Sabbath for worship, they come to the realization, “For […]

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Do They Love Family Too Much?

In this video from our 2014 Burnings in the Soul men’s luncheon, Jeff Pollard addresses his audience of family-integrated church members and asks, “Do they love family too much?” Pollard stresses that we need to love Christ for who He is: Christ is beautiful – the Scriptures make that obvious. Christ is holy, Christ is love, Christ is […]

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Forgiveness – A Prerequisite to Proper Fear

Until a person knows the forgiveness of God based on the blood of the everlasting covenant, he will never rightly fear God. He may be terrified of God; he may have a dread of God, but that terror and dread will drive him away from God. The fear of God couched in the consciousness of […]

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