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

Monday, 25 May 2020 21:00

Christians Meet Face to Face

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As we see the trend of churches who have the freedom to meet again, but are delaying, it is very important to understand that in Christianity, the church meets face to face. While I do believe that there may be times of short interruptions to this for the sake of disasters or real pandemics, the...

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My dad, William E. Brown Jr. is now 97 years old He flew P51 Mustangs off Iwo Jima. When dad left Iwo Jima there were over 5000 graves on that Island.

He is a real hero on two counts… he served our country to stop the march of totalitarianism across the world… but even more important,...

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020 21:00

The Glory of the Garden

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The Glory of the Garden, by Rudyard Kipling

Our England is a garden that is full of stately views,

Of borders, beds and shrubberies and lawns and avenues,

With statues on the terraces and peacocks strutting by;

But the Glory of the Garden lies in more than meets the eye.

For where the old thick laurels...

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Monday, 18 May 2020 01:10

My Ministry - “Indescribably inadequate”

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Men in the ministry normally have seasons of doubt and discouragement about the inadequacies of their lives and their labors. I've been reading the "Diary and Life of Andrew Bonar” pictured here. Have you ever felt your work has been in vain and that you have chosen the wrong...

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Friday, 15 May 2020 21:00

Seeking My Own Glory

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“He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him his true, and no unrighteousness is in him.” John 7:18

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Friday, 15 May 2020 00:23

Fear of Offending

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We live in a time where “love for neighbor“ and fear of offending is often a disguise for fear of man. This is old as the hills. The Jews were constrained by their fear when Jesus came, “However, no one spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.” John 7:13

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Wednesday, 06 May 2020 21:00

Believe the Son

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“He who believes in the Son as everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” John 3:36

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This webinar will focus on various perspectives on when to disobey government orders that restrict the church. The panelists I have invited maintain nuanced and even different answers. This will be a time for men to present their cases, and to engage in some gracious debate on the matter.

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This webinar will focus on various perspectives on when to disobey government orders that restrict the church. The panelists I have invited maintain nuanced and even different answers. This will be a time for men to present their cases, and to engage in some gracious debate on the matter.

W...

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Friday, 24 April 2020 21:00

Aweful times

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(Letters of John Berridge, 1775)

Dear Sir, The times are awful; and likely to become more so. Rods have been used without effect, and now the scorpions are coming. May their bite awaken us, but not destroy us!.

National pride, infidelity, and profligacy are growing very rampant, and will grow from...

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Monday, 20 April 2020 21:00

For All Leaders

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Here are David‘s last words, “he who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, the morning without clouds, like the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain.“

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Monday, 20 April 2020 21:00

Live Thursday Night: COVID-19 - Death amp; Dying

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At the moment, many people are facing the prospect of death. whether it is a real threat or not it has become real to many as a result of the press and real death. 

 This is a wonderful opportunity for the church to speak the truth and love about what the Bible says about death....

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Sunday, 19 April 2020 21:00

God Who Saved Me

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“ He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me; for they were too strong for me.“

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Sunday, 19 April 2020 21:00

Lockdown impact

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Here’s what happens to my people on lockdown

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Friday, 17 April 2020 21:00

Don’t cause children to stumble

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““Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭18:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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Tuesday, 14 April 2020 02:53

Government Stimulus Money: A Humble Suggestion

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Carlton McLeod, a member of the NCFIC Church Network, gives this EXCELLENT advice to his congregation.

Save it!

Hey family!

As we all continue to prayerfully walk through issues surrounding COVID-19, I’d like to suggest that the economic impact is another area we carefully consider.

Even...

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Friday, 03 April 2020 00:05

William Perkins on What We Learn From Suffering

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Let us then bear them, they will have an end [Ps. 37:37]; joy will follow [Ps. 126:5]; they show us our weakness [Isa. 38:10]; they move us to pray [Hos. 5:15]; they show we are in the pathway to heaven [Luke 24:26]; and [they] make us condemn this present world [Eccl. 1:2]. By them we learn to...

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Thursday, 02 April 2020 21:00

A Most Serious Plague is Upon Us

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Solomon, in his prayer for the dedication of the temple, makes it plain that, in the world we will have tribulation, but our occupation in these times, is best directed in examining the sin of our own hearts and repenting. In time of plague, we must remind ourselves that GOD is trying to get our...

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On the webinar tonight, we will talk about really practical issues families are facing. We will examine financial pressures and what families can do to protect themselves, how to deal with quarantine overload and the impact on the culture of the family staying home. We will speak about pressures...

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Wednesday, 01 April 2020 21:00

Is Anyone Sick Among You?

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In James 5, believers are commanded to call the elders of the church when they are sick. in Luke chapter 8 we see the same pattern for those who are healed. There are three examples. First, the Gadarene demoniac came and met Jesus. Second, the woman with the flow of blood reached out and touched...

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Wednesday, 01 April 2020 02:15

COVID-19 - Navigating the Temporary New Normal

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The first week of restrictions on the church was shocking. Each week has been more shocking than the last. The new normal gave way to an entirely new one. Each week new considerations have been necessary. Each week pastors and their people had a face-off with a new and stranger normal. Join me...

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Friday, 27 March 2020 21:00

Should We Visit the Sick?

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Should We Visit the Sick?

This is part 4 of a series I am sending to the church where I am a pastor

Our government is telling us to stay away from sick people during the COVID-19 outbreak. How should Christians respond to this? Our whole lives we have simply stayed away from people if we were sick....

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Friday, 27 March 2020 21:00

Part 5 - How Do I Deal with an Invisible Enemy?

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Part 5, How to Fight With an Invisible Enemy?

Bravado usually does not get you going in the right direction in a crisis. And, I don’t think its very helpful in time of Covid 19. Some leaders are saying, "We are the greatest. Fight the virus. Deploy the national Guard before...

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Friday, 27 March 2020 21:00

You never know where your losses will take you

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I was reading Ruth yesterday and saw again how you never know where your troubles will lead you. Out of famine, death, widowhood, poverty, insecurity, exposure came salvation. Ruth, “happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz” Ruth 2:3. She did not know it at the...

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Thank you for joining me, Joel Beeke, Pooyan Mershahi, and Scott Aniol last night for the COVID-19 Shepherding Webinar. I wish we had more time on each subject. There is much more to say about each category. However, let's remember that we live in a world that thinks health and wealth are the best...

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