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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What are some of the characteristics of repentance?

Jeff Pollard explains in this video that true, biblical repentance has certain characteristics that Paul lays out in 2 Corinthians 7. Specifically, repentance brings about a sorrow for sin, an indignation and a hatred towards sin, and a zeal to...

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What is the distinction between worldly and godly sorrow?

John Snyder explains in this video that not all repentance is the same. The Bible explains that there is a distinction between godly and worldly sorrow. Specifically, 2 Corinthians 7:10 states that, "[G]odly sorrow produces repentance leading...

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What is the effect of seeing Scripture as sufficient?

Carlton McLeod explains in this video that it is one thing to believe that Scripture is infallible and inspired, but it is another to believe that it is sufficient for all of life. In Scripture, we find everything we need for life, ministry, and...

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 21:00

Do Not Be Discouraged, Dearly Beloved

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Robert Murray M’Cheyne, in one of his pastoral letters, puts his finger in the wound and reveals what is often upon us in our sorrows… we pray for breakthrough, but it may be long time in coming,

"Do not be discouraged, dearly beloved, because God bears long with you- because He does...

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Is repentance a one-time act?

Rob Ventura explains in this video that repentance is a change of mind that brings about a change of direction. It is an about-face, a 180-degree turn. One example of repentance comes from the life of the prodigal son, who confessed that he had sinned against God and...

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Monday, 14 August 2017 21:00

Work, For I Am With You

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Our text brings us to a moment in the lives of the people of Jerusalem when the Word of the Lord came to them, to disrupt their lives and change the course of their labors. These were the years of distraction and wilderness. Only God could shake them. In this message you will...

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What can repentance be compared to?

Paul Thompson explains in this video that repentance can be illustrated by a vehicle driving in one direction and then making a 180-degree turn. Repentance does not involve continuing to live the same life that you used to live and following the same, sinful...

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What are the components of repentance?

Mike Davenport explains in this video that there are two elements of repentance. Repentance first involves a turning to God and a subsequent turning away from sin. You cannot serve both God and indulge in your sin.

There cannot be an association or connection...

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How is worldly sorrow different from godly sorrow?

Don Hart explains in this video that every person has experienced worldly sorrow, but only Christians have experienced godly sorrow.

Worldly sorrow involves regret or remorse over committing sin, but there is no sorrow for grieving a holy God....

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How is worldly sorrow different from godly sorrow?

Don Hart explains in this video that every person has experienced worldly sorrow, but only Christians have experienced godly sorrow.

Worldly sorrow involves regret or remorse over committing sin, but there is no sorrow for grieving a holy God....

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What does repentance look like?

Paul Carrington explains in this video that the source of repentance begins with God – it is a gift of God. God allows a man to see himself for who he is in the light of who He is.

Once that person is saved, his ideas of God are changed where he begins to align...

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How do we continue reforming even today?

Kevin Swanson explains in this video that one of the themes or mottos of the Reformation was, Semper Reformanda or, “always reforming” in accordance with Scripture. Today, we stand on the shoulders of the Reformers. We are called to hold onto...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 23:28

Repentance Conference

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Our national conference in 2017 is taking place just a few days before the 500 year anniversary of the reformationand Luther’s 95 Theses nailed to the Wittenberg Door October 31, 1517. This is why we are directing our attention to the doctrine and the fruit of the Protestant Reformation.

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Is the journey harder than you thought it would be? Is the trial lasting longer than you thought it would? In Ezra 3:8-13, it is very clear that the returned captives walked out of one difficult situation into another – 70 years of captivity, and into another situation, that had...

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Is repentance a one-time event in the life of a Christian?

Curt Daniels explains in this video that repentance is not a one-time event in the life of a Christian – rather, it is something that continues throughout the life of a Christian. The first of Martin Luther’s 95 theses reads:...

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What is true, biblical repentance? Is the mere shedding of tears sufficient?

Jason Dohm explains in this video that we might think that a person is repentant if they appear sorry. But, there are other aspects to repentance that go beyond the mere shedding of tears. Repentance involves both the...

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What was one of the most helpful reforms that took place during the Reformation?

Joel Beeke explains in this video that one of the most helpful reforms was Sola Scriptura - the understanding that Scripture alone is sufficient. Acknowledging that Scripture alone was sufficient elevated...

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What is the relationship between faith and repentance?

Dennis Gunderson explains in this video that the relationship between faith and repentance is straightforward. Faith is our complete forsaking the trusting in our own works and turning entirely to Christ for our righteousness. Repentance is the...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 03:50

21st Century Battlefields - A Father Son Retreat

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 01:48

Upcoming Church Leaders Meetings Near You

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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...

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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...

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