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

The National Center for Family-Integrated Churches - Apologetic Report
Thursday, 10 October 2019 20:00

Keeping Scripture in the Center of Family Life

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How does a family keep the Word of God central in their lives?

Calvin Beisner explains in this video that families must be steeped in God's Word -- it must be a central part of their everyday life. They must recognize Scripture as the ultimate source of authority.

In his family, he explains that for...

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 01:41

Jesus Treatment Of Dumb, Slow And Stupid Disciples

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JC Ryle, commenting on John 20:27, where Jesus was patiently dealing with Thomas’s unbelief, he says that, “A passage of Scripture like this, we need not doubt, was written for the special comfort of all true believers. The Holy Spirit knew well that the dull, and the slow, and the...

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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 20:00

The Weighty Responsibility of Parenting

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How should parents view their role of being parents to children?

Pooyan Mershahi explains in this video that when we think about parenting, we must consider the responsibilities that come about with parenting. David was a great musician, king, and warrior.

However, sadly, he was not always a great...

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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 02:18

Martin Luther on Schools

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“I am much afraid that the universities will prove to be the great gates of hell, unless they diligently labour in explaining the Holy Scriptures, and engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in...

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Tuesday, 08 October 2019 01:05

Philosophies of Money

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There are three philosophies of money:

Capitalism - your money is your own to do what you want.Socialism - your money is confiscated by the government and given to everyone.Christianity - your money is a gift of God and you are His steward.

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Monday, 07 October 2019 20:00

Families Under the Authority of the Local Church

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How should a father interact with leaders of a church?

Gary Powers explains in this video that families of a church are under the authority of the leaders of that church. Families should strive to honor those who are in leadership positions over them.

If fathers exhibit a rebellious attitude to...

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Thursday, 03 October 2019 20:00

What Is Family Worship?

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What is family worship?

Kevin Swanson explains in this video that family worship is a time to receive truths from Scripture and to worship God for who He is. At its core, family worship is a time for both parents to lead their children in a time of worship to God.

Where do we do it? It is good to...

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Thursday, 03 October 2019 00:35

Messages from Hope for the Family - Washington

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It was a real joy to join with NCFIC network pastors for our West Coast, “Hope for the Family” conference in Lake Stevens Washington.

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Here are the messages we preached:

Monty Simao, Family Discipleship ToolsMonty Simao, A Word Fitly SpokenScott LaPierre, From Victory to DefeatCary Green,...

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Wednesday, 02 October 2019 20:00

Responding to the Millennial Mindset

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What is something that the young people must hear?

Dr. Joel Beeke explains in this video that it is important for parents and church leaders to teach young adults that life ought to be taken seriously and that we each must be intentional about living our life for Christ. We all are on our way to...

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Here is Neil Postman writing about how important it is to maintain family life as cultural resistance. I’m convinced that if we followed God’s instructions for families, we would not be experiencing the cultural defilements we are today,

“… resistance entails conceiving of...

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Tuesday, 01 October 2019 20:00

Dealing With Your Child’s Sin Nature

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How do fathers teach their young children about sin?

Mike Davenport explains in this video that children have inherited a sin nature from Adam. It was through the sin of Adam that sin was passed down. We were born with a sin nature and our children were also born with a sin nature.

When we see our...

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Monday, 30 September 2019 20:00

Overcoming the Intimidation of Family Worship

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What do we do if we feel inadequate in our ability to lead times of family worship?

Kirk Smith explains in this video that while conducting family worship can be intimidating, it is important for parents to realize that they are not the end of all wisdom. They don't have to come up with a new way to...

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Sunday, 29 September 2019 20:00

How to View the Entertainment Industry

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How should Christians view the entertainment industry?

Jason Dohm explains in this video that when we think of the entertainment industry and the people who work within that industry, those individuals oftentimes have open enmity towards the Lord. This ought to trouble you as a Christian and make...

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 20:00

The Laws of Love

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What is true, biblical love?

Calvin Beisner explains in this video that Scripture defines what love is in Romans 13:10, that love is the fulfillment of the law. The degree that a person loves another is the degree that they are fulfilling God's law in relation to that person.

Accordingly,...

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019 20:00

The Blessings of Family Worship

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How does family worship draw the family close together?

Pooyan Mershashi explains family worship has many positive benefits. It brings us into the presence of God. It is a time for healing, conviction, and growth. It is a time where a family can praise God.

It is an opportunity for a family to...

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019 20:00

Using Family Worship to Navigate the Culture

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What is a benefit of regular family worship?

Paul Thompson explains in this video that family worship helps families to navigate culture. When families gather together to pray and study Scripture, children have the opportunity to ask questions of their fathers. Parents have the opportunity to share...

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019 01:46

New Edition - Preparing Boys for Battle

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Get the latest edition of Preparing Boys for Battle - What Every Son Needs to Hear His Father Say. 

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Learn about the Battle for Iwo Jima from eyewitnesses. This beautiful new hardback edition of Preparing Boys for Battle is filled with remarkable true stories from the Battle for Iwo Jima...

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Monday, 23 September 2019 20:00

Kindness In A Family

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How does kindness in the home impact the family?

Dr. Joel Beeke explains in this video that the lack of kindness in a family is a sin. In fact, it is an abomination in the sight of God. Kindness in the family is an important virtue.

A mother and father should set a pattern of kindness. Children...

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Sunday, 22 September 2019 20:00

Discipline and the Gospel

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How can disciplining your child be an opportunity to present the Gospel?

Sam Waldron explains in this video that when you discipline your children, a parent ought to begin with a rebuke and a call to repentance, calling them to confess their sin.

Parents also ought to encourage their children to...

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Thursday, 19 September 2019 20:00

Family Worship Is Not a New Idea

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Is family worship a new idea?

Carlton McLeod explains in this video that family worship is something that is mentioned in the Old Testament. Fathers are instructed to teach their children diligently. While some may see it as a new idea, fathers studying and reading the Word of God together with...

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:00

Encouranging Your Children

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What is one of the keys to raising godly children?

Gary Powers explains in this video that one of the greatest hindrances of raising children who love God are angry fathers who act harshly towards their children. It is easy to be upset, but fathers ought to strive to be encouraging to their children...

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 01:03

Fatherless America

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David Blankenhorn writes in his book, Fatherless America,

"The fatherless family in the United States in the late twentieth century is a social invention of the most daring and untested design, It represents a radical departure from virtually all human history and experience. In the past 200 years...

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 20:00

A Loving Husband and a Strong Wife

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What message does a godly marriage convey?

Jeff Pollard explains in this video that a husband and a wife should be speaking the glorious truths of Christ by the way they treat each other. When a man doesn't know what love truly means, he will not be a good husband. If the fruits of the Spirit are...

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Monday, 16 September 2019 20:00

Balance of Authority Between the Church and Family

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Are the Church and family to remain separate institutions?

Matt Holst explains in this video that while the family and the Church are both God-ordained institutions, neither has the right to lord over each other. They are each separate institutions

The family ought to be a microcosm of the Church. If...

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Monday, 16 September 2019 01:22

Families May Be Divided by the Gospel

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The primary responsibility of a Christian is to obey God and His Word; therefore, if there be any conflict between the commands of a husband or parents and the commands of God, or if the gospel divides the family because it can “set a man at variance against his father” and “He...

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