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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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 20:00

Are You a Happy Father?

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Fathers… You must be preparing the members of your family to taste everlasting happiness. This ultimate objective should guide your family life today. Keep the end in mind. Charles Spurgeon speaks to this pivotal part of family life - the Happy Father. Spurgeon preached...

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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 05:10

Happy Times Praying, Reading and Singing

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When Spurgeon was a child, he says that his family experienced many happy times around the hearth, reading and praying and singing with his family. Here he says that this should be the norm for a Christian family.

“But it should never fail to sound forth in the daily gatherings for family...

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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 05:10

Happy Times Praying, Reading and Singing

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When Spurgeon was a child, he says that his family experienced many happy times around the hearth, reading and praying and singing with his family. Here he says that this should be the norm for a Christian family.

“But it should never fail to sound forth in the daily gatherings for family...

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 22:40

Barnabas Award

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Here’s my Dad and his 17 great-grandchildren. 

He turned 96 this week. We gave him the “Barnabas Award” for being the greatest encourager we’ve ever known.

Authors: NCFIC Blog...

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 22:40

Barnabas Award

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Here’s my Dad and his 17 great-grandchildren. 

He turned 96 this week. We gave him the “Barnabas Award” for being the greatest encourager we’ve ever known.

Authors: NCFIC Blog...

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JW Alexander speaks of how helpful it is when homes are places of worship and prayer. The impact on the whole church is dramatic. He says, “No agency will do more (than family worship) to extend and render universal, the participation of all our church members in the great aggressive work of...

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JW Alexander speaks of how helpful it is when homes are places of worship and prayer. The impact on the whole church is dramatic. He says, “No agency will do more (than family worship) to extend and render universal, the participation of all our church members in the great aggressive work of...

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Monday, 07 January 2019 05:18

The Birthplace of Love in a Home

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In Col 3:19, God makes a husbands love the birthplace of love in a home, “Husbands, love your wives.” Love in the home begins in the man. He is the first cause. This sets the whole family on a course of love. The husband leads with love and does loving things to his wife. He nourishes,...

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Monday, 07 January 2019 05:18

The Birthplace of Love in a Home

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In Col 3:19, God makes a husbands love the birthplace of love in a home, “Husbands, love your wives.” Love in the home begins in the man. He is the first cause. This sets the whole family on a course of love. The husband leads with love and does loving things to his wife. He nourishes,...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 23:13

On Constantly Reforming - Abraham Kuyper

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Kuyper identifies what ought to be our constant presumption and occupation in the church, "Reformation of the churches presupposes, first, that the churches of Christ have a certain form, shape or figure that is characteristic for them as churches. Second, it presupposes that this form, shape,...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 23:13

On Constantly Reforming - Abraham Kuyper

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Kuyper identifies what ought to be our constant presumption and occupation in the church, "Reformation of the churches presupposes, first, that the churches of Christ have a certain form, shape or figure that is characteristic for them as churches. Second, it presupposes that this form, shape,...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 04:38

The Importance of Fathers

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“There is no member of a household whose individual piety is of such importance to all the rest, as the father or head;… Where the head of a family is lukewarm or worldly, he will send the chill through the whole house;…”

P33, Thoughts on Family Worship by James W...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 04:38

The Importance of Fathers

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“There is no member of a household whose individual piety is of such importance to all the rest, as the father or head;… Where the head of a family is lukewarm or worldly, he will send the chill through the whole house;…”

P33, Thoughts on Family Worship by James W...

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Sunday, 23 December 2018 20:00

Revive Your Work

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“Oh Lord, revive your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember Mercy.” Habakkuk 3:2

Authors: NCFIC Blog...

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Sunday, 23 December 2018 20:00

Revive Your Work

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“Oh Lord, revive your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember Mercy.” Habakkuk 3:2

Authors: NCFIC Blog...

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Sunday, 16 December 2018 20:00

Parents Cruel as a Dragon

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“It is very fair of the parents to teach their children piety because they conceived brought them fourth in iniquity (Psalm 51:5). if they know them to persist and die in that corrupt condition they are crueler than the ostrich and dragon..”

William Gouge, “building a godly home...

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Sunday, 16 December 2018 20:00

Parents Cruel as a Dragon

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“It is very fair of the parents to teach their children piety because they conceived brought them fourth in iniquity (Psalm 51:5). if they know them to persist and die in that corrupt condition they are crueler than the ostrich and dragon..”

William Gouge, “building a godly home...

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 04:16

It’s Impossible for a Minister

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William gouge, speaks of the importance of the home, 

It is impossible that a minister, and they have many hundreds of children his responsibility, instruct them all well. It is therefore required at each parent and instruct his own children.”

From, “Building a godly home, a holy...

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 04:16

It’s Impossible for a Minister

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William gouge, speaks of the importance of the home, 

It is impossible that a minister, and they have many hundreds of children his responsibility, instruct them all well. It is therefore required at each parent and instruct his own children.”

From, “Building a godly home, a holy...

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Monday, 10 December 2018 23:14

Free Gift with a Donation of Any Amount

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As you anticipate your year-end giving, would you prayerfully consider propelling the work of the NCFIC?

For a gift of any size we will send you the gift of what we believe is one of the best books ever written on child raising, by William Gouge

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As a way of saying thank you,...

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How was Christ's humility rewarded?

John Snyder explains in this video that we see the reward of Christ’s humility in Hebrews. Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Christ is the Lord. It is a wonderful picture that we also see in 1 Corinthians 15 where the Father has placed...

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What can we learn about the Trinity?

John Latham explains in this video that the Trinity has always existed in perfect union, love, and fellowship. The relationship between Father, Spirit, and Son is a profound mystery. 

We cannot really truly grasp this relationship between the Trinity. For...

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Thursday, 22 November 2018 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: Sanctification in Our Children

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What changes after a person is saved?

Paul Thompson explains in this video that after a person is saved, you can see a growing compassion, tenderness, and patience in their lives. You see a sanctifying work in a person’s life where they want to submit to what they’re learning about God...

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:56

It’s Thanksgiving and I’m Counting Blessings

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Here are Fourteen Tips for Celebrating Thanksgiving Day

Here is a new songthat you might consider singing around your table.

We are privileged to live in a country which sets aside an entire day to give thanks. I’m glad we are being drawn into it. And I have much to be thankful for -...

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 23:37

A Neat Song to Sing at Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to sing. How about, “Praise to the Lord the Almighty, or “Count Your blessings,” or All Creatures of Our God and King."  Here is a new one (to me) sung to the tune of the Doxology:

Be present at our table, Lord; Be here and everywhere adored; Th...

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