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, 16 November 2017 05:03

Journey Through the Bible Now in Stock

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Newsflash: We just received our first shipment of Journey Through the Bible

Through the month of November, we are selling these for HALF PRICE - $14.96.

This 600 page, hard copy book came about from our family worship times as we read the Bible together as a...

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What needs to occur for a reformation of thinking in our day?

One of the most important things is a person’s view of God. Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that if we were to have a reformation of thinking in our day, we would need to realize that as A.W. Tozer said, “What comes...

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What is the relationship between faith and repentance?

John Snyder explains in this video that faith and repentance are two sides of one coin. No one would turn to God from their sin apart from a saving faith. After conversion, we believe what God has said about us and the world and sin. We want to...

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How is repentance a daily experience in the life of a Christian?

Michael Beasley explains in this video that we sin daily. If we say that we do not have sin, we deceive ourselves and we call God a liar. We must recognize the fact that we sin well beyond our ability to understand. The battle against...

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Is repentance something we can bring about by our own efforts?

Jason Dohm explains in this video that repentance is a gift from God. Repentance is not something that occurs naturally in the life of an unbeliever. Rather, apart from the grace of God, an unbeliever would never repent and turn their...

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How did the Reformation bring about a better understanding of the Trinity?

Joel Beeke explains in this video that the Reformation helped to point individuals to the Scripture and come to the understanding that there is only one Mediator between God and man. There are not individuals that we go to in...

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How should church leaders promote a culture of transparency and accountability?

Dennis Gunderson explains in this video that leaders in the church should be real and let others know that they are fellow brothers in the faith. They shouldn’t be distant from their congregation. 

It is...

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How important is it to keep in the mind the reality of eternity and Hell?

Paul Carrington explains in this video that it is important to remember the eternal reality of Hell. When you think of the millions of people who will be spending eternity in a place of eternal torment, how can you keep going...

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Is your church a repentant church? How can you tell?

Kevin Swanson explains in this video that a repentant church that lives out true repentance in the 21st century is the same church that lived it out in the 1st century. It is the church that understands the Beatitudes. It is a church that...

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Friday, 03 November 2017 07:00

Church Leaders Luncheon, Pensacola, FL

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On November 10, we will be gathering church leaders for teaching, fellowship, and prayer at Mt. Zion Bible Church in Pensacola Florida.

The meeting will begin at 12:00 pm and will conclude at 4:00 pm.

Several church leaders including Scott Brown, Jeff Pollard, Malamulo Chindongo, Jason Dohm, Clarence...

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What is the distinction between worldly and godly sorrow?

Carlton McLeod explains in this video that worldly sorrow is primarily concerned about the consequences of sin, getting caught, or the loss that results. Worldly sorrow is selfish in that it is only concerned about how sin makes you feel....

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What leads to true repentance in the life of an individual?

David Eddy explains in this video that real repentance requires the work of the Holy Spirit. The Reformers taught that man is wrong, in sin, and is spiritually dead. This contradicted the belief that man was basically good or neutral. 

G...

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Who is qualified to be a reformer?

Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that any believer can be a reformer. A Christian, whether young or old, who has been changed as a result of regeneration and being indwelt by the Holy Spirit of God has a role to play in the reformation...

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How should a church be working to reform itself according to Scripture?

Gary Powers explains in this video that when a church begins the process of reformation, they begin to examine different aspects of the church service. They ask questions such as: “Does this align with Scripture?”...

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Friday, 27 October 2017 12:11

Repentance: The Reformation Continues (Day 2)

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               The second day of our National Conference consisted of many speakers boldly declaring what the Word of God has to say about the doctrine of repentance. Many of the messages focused on various accounts of God working mightily in the hearts of...

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What is the distinction between repentance and good works?

Sam Waldron explains in this video that repentance is distinct and separate from the idea of good works. Though repentance will generally bring about good works because of a changed life, it is not repentance itself. Rather, they...

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:08

Repentance: The Reformation Continues (Day 1)

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In the first message of the conference, Scott Brown made it clear that repentance is a wonderful gift from God and is a gateway to joy. It manifests itself as a result of conversion and brings about a lifetime of increasing joy as the poisons of sin are drawn out through repentance. I believe this...

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 09:30

Can’t Make it to This Year’s Conference?

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Join us live online for free by visiting our National Conference Livestream at ncfic.org/live! 

Each of our main sessions will be broadcast live and recorded for future playback. By registering for the live feed, you will also gain access to the saved videos which will be made available...

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What is the distinction between worldly and godly sorrow?

Both worldly and godly sorrow could look the same on the outside. One could even shed tears and appear to be sorrowful but never truly repent. This sorrow would be rooted in the fact that they were found out or they feel guilty for what...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 19:00

Fear of God Devotional: What Makes a Person Repent?

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What are the first movings of repentance in the heart of an unbeliever?

Mike Davenport explains in this video that a sinner doesn’t see the idolatry of their heart and the severity of their own sins. A person who is dead doesn’t know he is dead. The Spirit must come and breathe upon us...

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What is an example of an individual displaying false repentance while claiming that he is truly repentant?

Jeff Pollard explains in this video that there was a young man who fell into the sin of fornication and was discovered in his sin. He came to the elders and made a confession of what he...

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Is it possible to separate faith from repentance?

Rob Ventura explains in this video that a sinner cannot be saved without them first believing on Christ and repenting from sin. That sinner will go to Christ by faith by turning his back on sin and repenting for them. They are always...

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What does family reformation look like?

Paul Carrington explains in this video that family reformation involves a family understanding how they can better align their family life to Scripture. There are always areas of our lives that need reforming. 

He shares a personal example of how he and...

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How does repentance change the way a person thinks and acts?

Kevin Swanson explains in this video that when a person is saved, their perspective is changed. Their faith is linked with repentance. They begin to realize that they are a lost sinner. They see Christ as the Lamb of God who bears the sins...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 03:57

Coloring Book off to Printer

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At our upcoming National Conference, we welcome and encourage entire families to attend the sessions. This year, as we prepare to focus our attention on the topic of repentance, we designed a mini coloring book with your younger children in mind. 

This book features a coloring page, study...

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