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

Thursday, 28 March 2019 01:20

Join me in Montgomery for a Family Conference

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You are invited to beautiful Montgomery Alabama this weekend to join me in two gatherings.

First, a leaders luncheon on Friday. You can find details here. Speakers include Don Hart, Scott Brown, Brandon Scroggins, Jonathan Rodgers, Tom Ford, Ben Character and Curtis Bowers.

Second a family conference...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 05:37

For a Family Reformation

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Dennis Rainey wrote this many years ago:

“The family is God’s smallest unit in the battle for the soul of any nation.  He designed the family as the birthplace and residence of Christianity.  It is the place where the knowledge, fear, and love of the Lord are taught by parents...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 05:37

For a Family Reformation

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Dennis Rainey wrote this many years ago:

“The family is God’s smallest unit in the battle for the soul of any nation.  He designed the family as the birthplace and residence of Christianity.  It is the place where the knowledge, fear, and love of the Lord are taught by parents...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 22:00

The Life of a Shepherd - Radford, VA

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Each year the NCFIC convenes gatherings of church leaders in various parts of the US. We bring men together for fellowship, teaching, prayer and singing for one purpose, “to take heed,” and to continue to cry out to God for awakening. As the shepherds go, so goes the...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 22:00

The Life of a Shepherd - Radford, VA

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Theme "Sanctify them by your truth" John 17:17

Each year the NCFIC convenes gatherings of church leaders in various parts of the US. We bring men together for fellowship, teaching, prayer and singing for one purpose, “to take heed,” and to continue to cry out to God for awakening in...

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 21:00

What does it mean to sing Christianly?

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The Bible teaches what it means to sing Christianly: (Col. 3:16, Eph. 5:17-18, John 4:24, 1 Cor 14;15, 23-25, P122:1, Ps 103, Rom 15:9)

Here are some summary statements that reflect these texts of scripture:

  • Christian singers are intentional.
  • Christian singers are teaching one another.
  • Christian...

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 21:00

What does it mean to sing Christianly?

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The Bible teaches what it means to sing Christianly: (Col. 3:16, Eph. 5:17-18, John 4:24, 1 Cor 14;15, 23-25, P122:1, Ps 103, Rom 15:9)

Here are some summary statements that reflect these texts of scripture:

  • Christian singers are intentional.
  • Christian singers are teaching one another.
  • Christian...

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:00

When Singing Begets Singing

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The songs we sing in congregations do not stop there. They have a long life.

  • What we sing at church is what we hum in our hearts. 
  • What we hum in our hearts we sing in our homes.
  • What we sing in our homes we belt out in our cars.
  • What we belt out in our cars we hum while we work.
  • What we hum while...

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:00

When Singing Begets Singing

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The songs we sing in congregations do not stop there. They have a long life.

  • What we sing at church is what we hum in our hearts. 
  • What we hum in our hearts we sing in our homes.
  • What we sing in our homes we belt out in our cars.
  • What we belt out in our cars we hum while we work.
  • What we hum while...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 21:00

Jesus Sings With His Children in Church

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The Bible teaches us that our Lord Jesus sings with us when we sing together in the congregation. Yes, we sing with our Lord Jesus Christ and He is singing with us and to us Hebrews 2:10-13 teaches us that we are not alone. There is one walking among the lampstands of His church as we learn in...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 21:00

Jesus Sings With His Children in Church

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The Bible teaches us that our Lord Jesus sings with us when we sing together in the congregation. Yes, we sing with our Lord Jesus Christ and He is singing with us and to us Hebrews 2:10-13 teaches us that we are not alone. There is one walking among the lampstands of His church as we learn in...

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Monday, 11 March 2019 21:00

Family Worship as Intellectual Improvement

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Here are some statements by JW Alexander on the impact of reading, praying and singing twice per day, 

“The influence of Family Worship on mental culture is only a part of the general influence of religion on the mind. True piety improves the understanding. The worship of God is a means...

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Monday, 11 March 2019 21:00

Family Worship as Intellectual Improvement

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Here are some statements by JW Alexander on the impact of reading, praying and singing twice per day, 

“The influence of Family Worship on mental culture is only a part of the general influence of religion on the mind. True piety improves the understanding. The worship of God is a means...

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Sunday, 10 March 2019 21:00

Summon the Family

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JW Alexander advises fthers to, “Summon a family to the worship of God, at stated hours, and you summon each one to a serious reflection, of which he might have been wholly robbed, by the hurry of the day’s business.”JW Alexander, p32

Authors: NCFIC Blog...

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Sunday, 10 March 2019 21:00

Summon the Family

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JW Alexander advises fthers to, “Summon a family to the worship of God, at stated hours, and you summon each one to a serious reflection, of which he might have been wholly robbed, by the hurry of the day’s business.”JW Alexander, p32

Authors: NCFIC Blog...

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 20:00

The Effect of Zeal for a Consecrated Life

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J.W. Alexander speaks of what happens in a family when a man has zeal for a consecrated life:

“Where the head of the family is a man of faith, of affection, and of zeal, consecrating all his works and life to Christ, it is very rare to find all his household otherwise minded.” JW...

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 20:00

The Effect of Zeal for a Consecrated Life

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J.W. Alexander speaks of what happens in a family when a man has zeal for a consecrated life:

“Where the head of the family is a man of faith, of affection, and of zeal, consecrating all his works and life to Christ, it is very rare to find all his household otherwise minded.” JW...

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 08:00

Join me in Montgomery, AL - March 29-30

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We would love for you to join us at the GBC Annual Family Conference on March 29 and March 30, hosted by Grace Baptist Church Montgomery and NCFIC.Conference Location Young Meadows Presbyterian Church, 5780 Vaughn Rd, Montgomery, AL 36116.Conference ScheduleFriday, March 29 5:00 Dinner provided at...

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 08:00

Join me in Montgomery, AL - March 29-30

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We would love for you to join us at the GBC Annual Family Conference on March 29 and March 30, hosted by Grace Baptist Church Montgomery and NCFIC.Conference Location United Methodist Church, 6000 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36117 (East Sanctuary)

Conference ScheduleFriday, March 29 5:00 Dinner...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 20:00

Brother and Sister Culture in the Home

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Brothers and sisters have a duty to create a culture of love in the home. What do they owe to one another? What should they do for one another. What kind of relationship should they create. They should not only have the present in mind. They should be thinking of the future. What kind of people do...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 20:00

Brother and Sister Culture in the Home

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Brothers and sisters have a duty to create a culture of love in the home. What do they owe to one another? What should they do for one another. What kind of relationship should they create. They should not only have the present in mind. They should be thinking of the future. What kind of people do...

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Monday, 04 March 2019 20:00

How to Command your Children

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The Bible makes it clear that parents are obligated to command their children to obey. Here is Andrew Murray, writing in the 19th century on how this is to be done,

“Let your command be given in quiet, deliberate tones, with full self control. Hasty or untimely commands lead to...

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Monday, 04 March 2019 20:00

How to Command your Children

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The Bible makes it clear that parents are obligated to command their children to obey. Here is Andrew Murray, writing in the 19th century on how this is to be done,

“Let your command be given in quiet, deliberate tones, with full self control. Hasty or untimely commands lead to...

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Andrew Murray, commenting on Prov 22:19 (“train up a child in the way he should go…”) says,

This promise is the Scriptural expression of the principle on which all education rests: a child’s training can decide what his life is to be.” P131

“There have been so...

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Andrew Murray, commenting on Prov 22:19 (“train up a child in the way he should go…”) says,

This promise is the Scriptural expression of the principle on which all education rests: a child’s training can decide what his life is to be.” P131

“There have been so...

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