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21st Century Battlefields – A Father Son Retreat

The devil is always waging war against the truth of God – “Has God indeed said…?” (Genesis 3:1) – and this year we are fixing our sights on some of the fierce battlefields that surround the church and the family.  Foundational to our approach at the Father Son Retreat is that a father needs to bring his son […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Reformation of the Biblical Church

How was the Church reformed during the time of the Reformation? Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that the so-called “church” during the time of the Reformation was far off from what the Bible prescribed. What Martin Luther and the other men accomplished was a reform of the biblical Church. As the Reformers did nearly 500 […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Effect of Ignoring Lessons from the Reformation

What are the effects of ignoring lessons from the Reformation? Michael Beasley explains in this video that one of the great lessons that we can learn from the Reformation is witnessing human frailty and sin and the danger of complacency. When you look at what led to the Reformation and understand how Scripture was abandoned […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Effect of Ignoring Even a Chapter of Scripture

What is the effect of ignoring or choosing not to believe a section of Scripture? Ken Ham explains in this video that the effect of ignoring and refusing to believe even a few chapters of Scripture can have catastrophic consequences. Saying that even one portion of Scripture is inapplicable to us or untrue undermines the […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Did the Reformers Believe?

What did the Reformers believe? Rob Ventura explains in this video that there were specific doctrines, such as justification, sanctification, and election, that were analyzed, discussed, and fleshed out by the Reformers. We can know what they believed on these issues because they composed Confessions of Faith.  Even though we live hundreds of years later, […]

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Upcoming Church Leaders Meetings Near You

As churches and pastors who embrace the sufficiency of Scripture for church and family life we have arranged some regional leaders meetings to facilitate our working together to advance the kingdom of heaven in our communities. To that end, the NCFIC would like to invite you to a luncheon for prayer, mutual encouragement, fellowship, and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Don’t Focus on the Outward Forms of the Reformation

What is one way we can wrongly apply the lessons of the Reformation? David Eddy explains in this video that people can wrongly apply the lessons of the Reformation when they attempt to mirror the lives and teachings of the Reformers and use that as their primary source for instruction instead of grounding themselves in […]

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A Great Awakening

They were a remnant cut down… but not destroyed. After seventy years in Babylon, the Lord enlivens them to return to the land. It is a work of grace. It is an exodus. There are three exoduses in the Bible: From Egypt to the promised land in 1445bc; From Babylon to Judah, 538bc; From the world to the kingdom of God – […]

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Fear of God Devotional: “Sola Scriptura” and the Roman Catholic Church

What was the effect of sola Scriptura upon the Roman Catholic Church? Sam Waldron explains in this video that the doctrine of sola Scriptura was first emphasized during the Reformation. There was a clear division between the Roman Catholic Church and sola Scriptura. The Roman Catholic Church denied the doctrine of sola Scriptura and instead, wanted to base […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Semper Reformanda: “Always Reforming”

Is there ever a point in our lives where we outgrow our need for sanctification? Carlton McLeod explains in this video that as Christians, we are not perfect and we never will be. Even when we think that we are at a good spot and “have it all together,” we should always be reforming and […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Is There a Surefire Way to Detect True Repentance?

How do we know whether an individual has truly repented for their sin? Jeff Pollard explains in this video that distinguishing false repentance from true repentance can be a challenge. Is there one, sure-fire element that makes it clear that repentance is true? While there may not necessarily be one, sure indicator of repentance, there most often […]

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Fear of God Devotional: The Prevailing Religion of the Day

What is the prevailing “religion” of the day? Paul Carrington explains in this video that the prevailing religion of the day is moralism – that somehow, you can make yourself acceptable to God. Or, if you don’t believe in God, that you can live a “good life.” You have a high opinion of yourself and […]

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Christianity Is a Life Centered Around a Person

Archibald Brown in his book, The Face of Jesus Christ, speaks of the heart of what it means to be a Christian. The heart of the matter is not getting your act together or adopting new principles or lifestyles or theologies… although it will always include these things… But the heart of genuine Christianity is […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What’s Different Between Our Times and the Protestant Reformation?

What is a distinction between the Reformation and the world we live in today? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that one distinction is that we have a much easier access to the Word of God. They did not have it available in the common tongue, in their churches, or in their homes. Though we […]

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Christ is most precious, when you..

You never knew what Jesus Christ really was worth until the clouds came over your head. You had often, perhaps, heard about, and talked about, the sympathy of Jesus. But, oh dear, what an unreal thing it was until you had nothing else to fall back on! You never know what the preciousness of Christ […]

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