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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Why is it important that Jesus is God?

Sam Waldron explains in this video that when we speak of the deity of Christ, we should ask ourselves what do we mean when we say that He is God? Why is that important?

Jesus has the same nature as God. It is significant that Christ is called God in the Old...

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What does it mean that Christ is the “only begotten” of the Father?

Pooyan Mershahi explains in this video that there are many passages referring to Jesus Christ as being the only begotten of the Father. The Greek word for the phrase “only begotten” is a term relating to...

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Sunday, 14 October 2018 19:00

Fear of God Devotional: Christ as the Bread of Life

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

Mala Chindongo explains in this video that when Christ says that He is the Bread of Life, He uses that in a spiritual sense. He is what satisfies and fills our hunger for everything that our soul needs to continue life.

When He says...

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How are we to have the mind of Christ?

Rob Ventura explains in this video that Christ had a human mind and human emotions. We should be thinking God’s thoughts after Him.

We should seek to model our lives after Him who has left us a pattern in all things.

1 Corinthiains 2:16 (NKJV) –...

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Monday, 08 October 2018 19:00

Fear of God Devotional: Christ Our Mediator

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How is Christ our Mediator?

John Snyder explains in this video that Christ is our priest – He has built a bridge between us and God. In other words, He is our Mediator. He offered Himself as a sacrifice and removed the offense of our sin.

He suffered the full wrath of God that we deserved. The...

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Are there multiple ways to be saved?

Cary Green explains in this video that Christ is the door. There is no other way that people can be saved. He is the only way to God and there is no other way in. Acts 4:12 states that "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven...

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How does the Good Shepherd treat sheep who are stubborn?

Pooyan Mershashi explains in this video that sheep are stubborn creatures. When a shepherd wants to take the sheep and cleanse it, they kick, rebel, and run away.

The shepherd only wants to clean it. The Lord Jesus Christ takes us into His...

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What is an example of how God brought a person to salvation?

Mala Chindongo explains in this video that God used a series of events to draw him to Himself. When he was in the hospital after an accident, it was very beneficial for him to have time to just read the Bible. Eventually, after months of...

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How can God be both just and justify sinners?

John Latham explains in this video that one of the great mysteries that we grapple with and one of the most joyful truths in Scripture is that God can justify the ungodly guilty. To justify involves the declaring of one being innocent.  

For God...

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Sunday, 30 September 2018 19:00

Fear of God Devotional: All Things Summed up in Christ

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How are all things summed up in Christ?

Paul Thompson explains in this video that the Apostle Paul wants us to understand that all things are summed up in Christ. All things are summed up in Him. The understanding of all things is found in Him. 

He is the sum total of all things. If at any...

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How is Christ the fulfillment of the Old Testament offices of prophet, priest, and king?

Rob Ventura explains in this video that Christ is the fulfillment of three offices in the Old Testament – prophet, priest, and king.

All of those offices were pointing forward to Christ who would ultimately...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 19:00

Fear of God Devotional: Seeking to Learn More about Christ

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What happens when we neglect to learn about Christ?

John Snyder shares in this video that when he was first pastoring a small church, he didn’t understand how to help his congregation. This led to a lot of frustration. He neglected Scripture in his own soul as he prepared sermons.

He...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 00:38

Father-Son Retreat This Weekend

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Father-son retreat on my farm this weekend... you are invited. You can register here.  

Authors: NCFIC Blog...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 19:00

Fear of God Devotional: Characteristics of Sheep

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What are characteristics of sheep in Scripture?

Pooyan Mershahi explains in this video that one characteristic of sheep is that they are simple and naive creatures. While they do know how to get lost they cannot help themselves get back. They follow one another even if the other sheep are walking...

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Monday, 24 September 2018 23:41

Let’s Train the Next Generation of Preachers

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Lets team up to train the next generation of preachers. Let’s do something for them. Here is something we can do now.

Just before our National Conference at Ridgecrest, the NCFIC is hosting a preaching conference with Steven Lawson, “Preaching with Power and Precision." Please...

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What does it mean when Christ says that He is the resurrection and the life?

Mala Chindongo explains in this video that when Christ died, we died and are buried with Him and are raised to life with Him.

God raises Christ by the power of His Spirit and we are raised with Him. For all of those that...

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Sunday, 23 September 2018 23:42

The Downfall of Youth Ministries is in Motion

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In a recent article, What Happened to National Youth Ministries and Conferences? the author documents what seems to be the demise of youth ministries as we once knew them. The publishers of youth ministry materials “exist in somewhat diminished forms as challenges and new...

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What are common ways people mischaracterize Christ?

John Latham explains in this video that there are many contrary and unbiblical teachings about Jesus Christ. Many either want to strip away His deity or His humanity. They say that he was merely a good man or a good teacher.

The Bible speaks of Him...

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 19:00

Fear of God Devotional: Still Tasting the Grace of God

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Do we continue to experience the grace of God after we are saved?

Paul Thompson explains in this video that he grew up in a godly home and his parents raised him to know who God was. While he was being raised, he was under proper preaching. He had a proper understanding that we all must be repentant...

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I resonate with this, from William S. Plumer, Studies in the Book of Psalms,

"How much comfort, light, and strength have the Psalms imparted to my fainting soul. I often not only missed the way, but lost the very trace of it. I sat me down as if I had become petrified. One word from the Psalms was a...

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 19:00

Fear of God Devotional: His Compassion Draws Us

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What is one characteristic of Jesus Christ?

Rob Ventura explains in this video that Christ is a high priest like no other. We see His compassion throughout the Gospels when He described those He was preaching to as "sheep without a shepherd" (Matthew 9:36).

He is a compassionate High Priest. He is...

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:00

Fear of God Devotional: God’s Goodness Toward Us

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How do we see God's goodness towards us?

Paul Thompson explains in this video that all of God’s actions are graceful in that they are full of grace. There is not one thing of God that He gives to man that is not full of truth and grace. Humanity can see the goodness of God through His grace....

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 05:14

Kert Martin and Scott Brown (Pro. 15-31; 2Cor. 5-11)

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Join me live with Kert Martin at 3:00 pm EST as we discuss the things we read over the past week as we are reading through the Bible. This discussion is about 20 minutes. Our hope is to give some practical insights for families for the reading from the past week.

You can view the webinar here.

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 04:34

Equipped for Every Good Work

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Please join me for a father-son retreat in Wake Forest, NC September 28-29. This year, our Father/Son Retreat will focus on being, “Equipped for Every Good Work”.

Scripture Memory, 2 Tim 3:14-17:

But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing...

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