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Why Don’t Churches Practice Church Discipline?

Why don’t churches practice church discipline? Chuck Lawless gives twelve reasons he has noticed why they don’t. Here’s the article: Some years ago, I conducted a study and wrote a book on membership classes in local churches. Many of those churches included teaching church covenants in their membership class, but they talked very little about church discipline. That […]

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Does Man Have a Free Will?

The Four States of Man’s Free Will This has been the subject of much debate throughout church history. Heresies have been crafted and proclaimed on the basis of a wrong view of this critical doctrine. It would be an understatement to say, “This is an important doctrine.” No, this is a really important doctrine, and […]

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Article XI – The Church is a Family of Believers that Includes Families

We affirm that local churches are spiritual households of faith, and that congregations of the visible church include individuals and family units that should be cared for and strengthened by the church to fulfill their God ordained roles, not only as individuals but also as families (Eph. 4:1-32; 5:22-33; 6:1-4; 1 Tim. 3:15; 1 Peter 3:1-7). […]

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Andrew Fuller on Church Discipline

David Prince has extracted some important sections from The Complete Works of Andrew Fuller: Expositions—Miscellaneous. These quotations reflect the various conflicts and difficulties that always follow church discipline situations. I highly recommend this article, Gospel-Centered Church Discipline – Andrew Fuller (1754-1815). Here is the article: I have added the headings below to help arrange and organize the material. The […]

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A Network of Very Unusual Churches

The NCFIC maintains an online network called the, “FIC Network.” In order to be listed, these churches must indicate that they fully or substantially embrace the “Declaration for the Complementary Roles of Church and Family.” The churches which have identified with the NCFIC on the network are very unusual in the American landscape. I have been traveling and […]

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How to Persevere Laboring with Little Results

Here is a beautiful article by Don Whitney on, “The fields ARE white for harvest, even when you see few conversions”: When you see few, if any, conversions in your place of ministry, it can be hard to believe that what Jesus said in John 4:35 is true. In that verse He said to His […]

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Christology 101 – The Doctrine of Christ

The last chapter of the confession dealt with the covenant God made with His elect, the covenant of grace. In this chapter of the confession, the authors take a close look at the mediator of the covenant: Christ. 1 Timothy 2:5 says, “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the […]

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How Do You Prove We Should Have Family Worship?

Over at the NCFIC blog, we posted A.W. Pink’s article “Family Worship,” the second article in the first chapter of A Theology of the Family. In case you didn’t get a chance to read it, here is the link to the the first article, “One Cause of the Decay of Religion in Our Day.” I pray […]

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