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Everything from Heaven

Before us is the longest running discourse of John the Baptist where he is commenting about losing his following. In doing so, he gives us four of the most powerful truths man can know in the phrases, “a man can receive nothing unless it is given him from heaven,” “He must increase, but I must […]

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Marriage Gathering in Keokuk Iowa – You are Invited

The Kenny Hempen family is hosting a marriage seminar this Saturday, April 7th, at the Hempen Barn in Keokuk, IA. NCFIC Regional Facilitator, Kirk Smith, will be sharing on the components of a biblical marriage. There are only five couple spots left. Anyone interested should contact Kirk at [email protected] The first five couples responding will be accepted. Deadline […]

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For God So Loved the World

John 3:16 has rightly been called the greatest verse in the Bible. Luther said it was, “the Bible in miniature.” It simply reveals to us how the greatness of the love of God meets the greatness of man’s need. John Flavel said that John 3:16, shows us, “the exceeding preciousness of souls…” Through John 3:16 […]

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Government of the Tongue

“The Bible is very clear about the use of our tongues, informing us that we will be held accountable before God at the judgment for every idle word we have spoken. It is, therefore, every person‘s responsibility in the church to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace and to promote […]

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Government of the Tongue

Could you please come up with some text for this sermon blog on None?

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Break Free

Psalm 78 is a wake up call. Asaph is bold before the fathers of Israel. He calls them to break free of old patterns… the patterns of their fathers. He commands them, do “not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that did not set its heart aright, and whose spirit […]

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Life of a Shepherd Conference – Messages Now Available!

We recently concluded our Life of a Shepherd conference in Montgomery Alabama, and now have a set of over ten messages on biblical church leadership. You can listen to these messages free here: https://ncfic.org/resources/conference/biblical_eldership_facing_21st_century_challenges In Titus 1:5, we learn that Titus was to “set in order the things that are lacking and appoint elders in every city.” […]

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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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Scott Brown and Rob Huddleson – (Josh. 22-Jdgs. 15; Lk. 6-9)

At 3:00 pm EST, Rob Huddleson and I are going live to discuss the things we read over the past week as we are reading through the Bible. We will be on the line for 20 minutes to give some practical insights for families for the reading from the past week in Joshua-Judges and Luke.

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A Missions Conference – Every Tribe Tongue and Nation

Would you like to grow your joy and sharpen your effectiveness in cross-cultural missions? Would you like to more faithfully join in God's invincible plan to spread the gospel to all peoples of the earth by planting churches? This missions conference is designed to help churches consider how we might increase and improve our missionary […]

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The Father Who Inclines His Ears in the Right Direction

“Give ear, O my people, to my law; incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us” (Psalm 78:1).   The first thing we notice is that a […]

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Live Webinar with Joe Dooley – (Josh. 5-12; Lk. 3-5)

At 4:00 pm EST, Joe Dooley and I are going live to discuss the things we read over the past week as we are reading through the Bible. We will be on the line for 20 minutes to give some practical insights for families for the reading from the past week in Joshua and Luke. You […]

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NCFIC Ministry Update

Right now I’m in a convoy of three vans loaded with men headed to “The Life of a Shepherd.”  in Montgomery Alabama. This is a marvelous opportunity to equip men from our local church and strengthen churches around the nation.   Our mission: We are going to state again that the Word of God alone is […]

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A Father as a Historian

The father that Asaph is advocating in Psalm 78 is a man of history and he tells the stories. He inclines his ears to “the things our fathers told us.” In God’s economy, what fathers say matters. The things they say are represented in v2 as “dark sayings of old”, and “a parable”, which means, “a story from the past.” The […]

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Born from Above

John 3:1-8 brings us the central truth of the Gospel – the necessity of the new birth. When Jesus said, “You must be born again.” He was referring to a miracle in the heart that transforms everything. Jesus makes it clear to Nicodemus that his morality and his respectability were worthless – he must be […]

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