But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 04:16

It’s Impossible for a Minister

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William gouge, speaks of the importance of the home, 

It is impossible that a minister, and they have many hundreds of children his responsibility, instruct them all well. It is therefore required at each parent and instruct his own children.”

From, “Building a godly home, a holy...

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Monday, 10 December 2018 23:14

Free Gift with a Donation of Any Amount

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As you anticipate your year-end giving, would you prayerfully consider propelling the work of the NCFIC?

For a gift of any size we will send you the gift of what we believe is one of the best books ever written on child raising, by William Gouge

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How was Christ's humility rewarded?

John Snyder explains in this video that we see the reward of Christ’s humility in Hebrews. Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Christ is the Lord. It is a wonderful picture that we also see in 1 Corinthians 15 where the Father has placed...

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What can we learn about the Trinity?

John Latham explains in this video that the Trinity has always existed in perfect union, love, and fellowship. The relationship between Father, Spirit, and Son is a profound mystery. 

We cannot really truly grasp this relationship between the Trinity. For...

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Thursday, 22 November 2018 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: Sanctification in Our Children

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What changes after a person is saved?

Paul Thompson explains in this video that after a person is saved, you can see a growing compassion, tenderness, and patience in their lives. You see a sanctifying work in a person’s life where they want to submit to what they’re learning about God...

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:56

It’s Thanksgiving and I’m Counting Blessings

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Here are Fourteen Tips for Celebrating Thanksgiving Day

Here is a new songthat you might consider singing around your table.

We are privileged to live in a country which sets aside an entire day to give thanks. I’m glad we are being drawn into it. And I have much to be thankful for -...

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 23:37

A Neat Song to Sing at Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to sing. How about, “Praise to the Lord the Almighty, or “Count Your blessings,” or All Creatures of Our God and King."  Here is a new one (to me) sung to the tune of the Doxology:

Be present at our table, Lord; Be here and everywhere adored; Th...

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 22:00

Good Resources on Family Idolatry

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Kevin DeYoung has a very helpful article on the matter,
 
Jeff Pollard has spoken to this issue in this short video clip.
 
Here is his more extensive treatment of the issue...

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What does it mean when Christ says that He is the "Bread of Life?"

Cary Green explains in this video that when Christ says that He is the Bread of Life, He is saying that He is the source of all of our physical needs. This is one of seven “I am” statements in the Gospel of John. He is...

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Monday, 19 November 2018 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: A Priest Like Melchizedek

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How is Christ our great high priest?

Sam Waldron explains in this video that the author of Hebrews is arguing that a new and greater priesthood has arisen. He wants his Jewish readers to understand that this new priesthood is something that is predicted in the Old Testament. 

Specifically, it is...

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How is Christ our “Good Shepherd”?

Pooyan Mershahi explains in this video that Christ knows His sheep and that He knows them by name. He knows the number of the hairs on our head. 

He is not distant. Instead, He knows us personally. He died for us personally. That is another reason...

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What does it mean when Jesus says that He is the “Good Shepherd”?

Mala Chindongo explains in this video that Christ is the Good Shepherd in the way He serves us, protects, and leads us. He is willing to die for His sheep and that makes Him the Good Shepherd.

John 10:11 (NKJV) –...

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How were those in the Old Testament saved?

Rob Ventura explains in this video that people in the Old Testament were justified by faith in Christ alone just as we are. Romans 4:3 (NKJV) explains that "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." They looked forward to the...

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: Holy, Harmless, and Undefiled

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How is Christ described in the book of Hebrews?

John Latham explains in this video that in Hebrews, Jesus is described as being holy, harmless, and undefiled. Christ was set apart - He was to be the Messiah. 

The Old Testament priests were not holy or without sin, as the writer of Hebrews notes....

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Monday, 12 November 2018 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: The Immutability of Christ

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How can the knowledge of Christ's immutability impact the way we live?

Paul Thompson explains in this video that out of all of Christ’s attributes, He is most struck by His immutability - the fact that He does not change. He is always the same. 

Nothing about Christ ever changes. That...

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: God’s Plan of Salvation

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What does it mean when Scripture says that Christ was the Lamb "slain from the foundation of the world" in Revelations 13:8?

Rob Ventura explains in this video that this verse explains how it was God's plan of salvation. This was God’s plan, that His Son would be slain. In the fullness of...

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How is Christ our Mediator?

Paul Thompson explains in this video a mediator is a person that stands between two parties. It is a blessing that God put Christ as our Mediator.

We could never be in a relationship with God without Christ. When Christ stands between us and God, He is constantly...

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: Jesus as the Bread of Life

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What does it mean that Christ is the "Bread of Life"?

Pooyan Mershahi explains in this video that we take bread and we eat it. We can’t just observe it or leave it. The bread that we eat gives us strength. 

Similarly, Christ is our Bread of Life. When we meditate on Christ and rely upon...

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Sunday, 04 November 2018 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: How Christ Sanctifies Us

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How does Christ sanctify us?

John Latham explains in this video that Christ sanctifies sinners primarily through His Spirit. What Christ does is intercede for us. Through the Holy Spirit, Christ sanctifies His bride. He convicts us of sin and leads us to repentance. He sanctifies us through His...

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What is common in every conversion?

John Snyder explains in this video that in every genuine conversion, the person of Christ is at the heart of it. It's not because of the wonderful privileges that the Christian life offers, it is Christ that we come to. We are giving all that we know of ourselves...

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Why is it important to study the glory of Christ?

Rob Ventura explains in this video that Christ is the center of the Word of God and all that we believe. To study the glory of Christ is a worthwhile endeavor. There is nothing better than we can devote ourselves to than studying God. 

Hebrews...

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Why is it important to attend a conference on the glory of Christ?

Paul Thompson explains in this video that it is important to study the glory of Jesus Christ. At the conference, speakers will be unpacking Scripture and speaking truth. It is a wonderful time to learn and study as a family what the...

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What is the significance of the cross?

Pooyan Mershahi explains in this video that the cross of Christ is a focal point or intersection where the Lord displays His holiness, justice, and love. Each of these are displayed in the cross of Christ.

God is holy. There is no sin found in Him. He is...

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Saturday, 27 October 2018 04:42

Scott Brown: “Christ is a Mediator of Joy”

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Scott Brown delivered the final remarks for "The Glory of Jesus Christ" conference by speaking on the joy of Christ as mediator. God ordained His Son the Lord Jesus Christ to be a mediator for joy. God calls us to behold the glory of Christ so that we would be consumed with Him.

Pulling from John...

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Steven Lawson concluded the messages at "The Glory of Jesus Christ" conference by preaching out of Revelation 22:16-21, the last section of verses in the Bible. The Bible ends with a glorious picture of the bride pleading for Christ's return, and Christ's assurance that He will come again quickly.

H...

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