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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How can we avoid misguided evangelism? Don Hart explains in this video that there is a lot of well-intentioned evangelism that is misguided. For instance, there are those who believe that salvation is dependent on the sovereignty of man instead of the sovereignty of God. There...

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In what situations does the regulative principle apply? In this video, Sam Waldron answers the question, "Is there a regulative principle of worship?" He explains that he believes it means that God regulates worship in a way that is different from the rest of life. Some...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 21:00

George Whitefield on Evangelism

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Over the course of our evangelism conference last weekend, I came across this quote from George Whitefield:

“God forbid that I should travel with anybody a quarter of an hour without speaking of Christ to them.”

If you'd like to read more about Whitefield, I recommend The Evangelistic...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:00

Fear of God Devotional: The Law For Believers

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How does a Christian view the law of God differently after being saved? Jason Dohm explains in this video that for believers, the law does not condemn them. God has changed roles. For the unbeliever, who call "good" the things that God declares are evil, God is a righteous, holy,...

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Monday, 20 March 2017 21:00

What Confident and Humble Prayer Looks Like

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John speaks of two categories of prayer: prayer for brethren and prayer for those who show every evidence that they are bound for Hell. Notice there are two categories of prayer in these verses, and he speaks of two goals of prayer: The first goal for prayer for sanctification –...

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What is possibly the most difficult part about family worship? Joel Beeke explains in this video that one of the hardest things about family worship is the part where the father applies and practically teaches their family after they've read the Scripture. It is difficult and...

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Defining the ways that church and family intersect is the focus of, The Declaration for the Complementary Roles of Church and Family.”  When churches and families get this wrong… much goes wrong. The problem always stems from misunderstanding the doctrine and function of the...

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What happens to a church that is devoted to the Word of God? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that embracing the world is failing our churches and families. If the church compromises and mirrors the way the world does things, the church, families, and society will be corrupted. The Word of God...

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Listen live to the "Aggressive Power of the Christian Church" evangelism conference!

The conference starts tonight at 6:30 EST. You can find more details, as well as a schedule here: https://ncfic.org/…/aggressive_power_of_the_christian_church

Live video here (poor quality, low bandwidth): http...

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 19:00

Fear of God Devotional: Is All of Life Worship?

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Is all of life worship? Sam Waldron explains in this video that there is a saying that “All of life is worship,” but that statement is not entirely accurate. All of life is not worship in the same sense that the church gathers for corporate worship. For instance, God...

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I wrote this little orange book and it has gotten some publicity in a few different places, and one place in particular locally for us was in the Birmingham news. So this guy from the Birmingham news decides to pick a couple of quotes and have a good time with them… and so one quote he used...

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What is holiness and how do we grow in it? Jason Dohm explains in this video that for many people, when they hear of “holiness,” it makes them think of self-righteousness. But this is an incorrect thinking of the word. Holiness means being completely set apart for...

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 21:00

The People Who Feared God - Obadiah

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How do we fear God despite severe trials?

Jason Dohm explains in this video how we can learn from Obadiah’s example of fearing God despite his own life being in danger. It is evident that Obadiah greatly feared the Lord. In fact, he put his life on the line to save 100 of the Lord’s...

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Do we have idols in our life that prevent us from serving and loving God with our whole heart? Craig Houston explains in this video that he is deeply concerned that too many people come to church for an hour each week but then live their life however they please. Unfortunately,...

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How should a busy father prepare for family worship? Joel Beeke explains in this video that while fathers often find themselves busy, they should not use that as an excuse for neglecting times of family worship. Instead, he suggests two areas that fathers should focus on to help...

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What are the effects of separating justification from sanctification? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that we are not free to sin. Rather, we are free from sin and transgressing the law of God because of the grace of Christ that takes care of the guilt of our sin and the corruption and power...

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First of all the gospel begins with God. You see the whole problem really comes back to the nature of God. God is a just God, a holy God. He cannot violate His attributes, He cannot do something that contradicts Himself. He is a righteous God. Now that is a good thing it would be terrifying to know...

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Are we willing to sacrifice much to be faithful to the commands of God found in Scripture? Sam Waldron explains in this video that the Latin phrase “Sola Scriptura” or “by Scripture alone” was something that reformed Protestants closely adhered to and...

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:00

The People who Feared God – Zacchaeus

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How is a God-hating man transformed into a God-fearing man?  

Gary Powers shares the story of Zacchaeus in this video and explains how Zacchaeus was a powerful man – he was the chief of tax collectors. He was greatly feared. Yet, he wanted to see who Jesus was and climbed up a tree...

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How is an unbeliever affected by the laws of God? Jason Dohm explains in this video that the law has multiple uses and has different functions for unbelievers and believers. For instance, it can be a crushing weight on an unbeliever, one that helps them to see their desperate...

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: Singing as Worship

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Why is it important to sing and participate during times of worship? Craig Houston explains in this video that he is passionate about singing because God is passionate about singing as worship. Singing in worship enlivens the heart of God’s people as they sing together unto...

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image How can fathers more effectively discuss spiritual matters with their children? Joel Beeke explains in this video that as a father, it is important to gently and lovingly discuss theological matters with your children. He recommends that fathers ought to ask questions to a child...

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image What is the balance between faith and works? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that legalism always seems to break down into antinomianism. Both are incorrect. Legalism is salvation by works or our own fake application of God's laws. Antinomianism involves abandoning of all...

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: How Sanctification Works

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image How is sanctification described in Scripture? Jason Dohm explains in this video that Peter gives a good description of sanctification in 2nd Peter. Sanctification begins inwardly and works its way outward - “Growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus...

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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: Self Sacrificing Headship

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image How do fathers raise their children in a Christ-centered environment? Jeff Pollard explains in this video that when God appoints a man to be the husband of his wife and instructs him to love her as Christ loves the church, it is an astonishing requirement. To try to get the...

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