October 04, 2015
The Kingdom of Heaven doesn’t just exist somewhere else. It is the only Kingdom that actually exists in all other kingdoms and republics. How does someone live as a faithful part of the Kingdom of God in another land?
September 27, 2015
When Americans hear the word “Subject”, few of us think of someone who belongs to a King. But that is who we are, if we are citizens of the Kingdom—subjects of the King! Who are the subjects of the Kingdom of Heaven?
September 20, 2015
When someone doesn’t start off as a citizen of a country, and she wants to be, she “naturalizes”. We all know people who have become naturalized citizens. But how do we “naturalize” to citizenship in the Kingdom? The answer isn’t found in your opinion or mine, but in the scripture. By understanding the scriptural answer to this question, we can all be citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven!
September 13, 2015
Most of us have heard the term “The Kingdom of God”. But hearing it doesn’t mean we understand it—or the fact that we are part of it—now. What did Jesus say about the Kingdom? What did the Apostles say? The Kingdom is real, and we need to understand it if we are to be effective citizens of the Kingdom.
September 6, 2015
This Labor Day we celebrate the Labor of love and worship we are able to do for our King! A Biblical foundation is followed by the sharing of personal testimonies from members of the NOCC body.
August 30, 2015
The “traditional” family has probably never really existed. But today we are more aware of non-traditional families—we even create some new categories! Are these really families? Does the Bible say anything about these families?
August 23, 2015
We have all experienced family problems of one kind or another. What are the most common family problems today? What guidance does the Bible give us in dealing with these problems?
August 16, 2015
A generation ago, adoption is what happened when a couple wanted children but couldn’t have their own. Today, many young couples—and singles—see adoption as a mission. What is adoption really about, and why is it so important for Christians to understand? What does the Bible tell us about adoption?
August 9, 2015
Only one child in history has grown to adulthood without sin. So as parents we can take it for granted that we will need to correct our children from time to time in order to set them back on the right track. What does that correction look like, and what does the Bible tell us about correcting our children as disciples?
August 2, 2015
Knowing the purpose of parenting doesn’t tell us how to do it! And of course, there is no manual—or set of manuals—that systematically sets out “God’s Way” of parenting. There is however a wealth of scriptural teaching that guides us—a tool box offering a number of ways to disciple our children. The first is to recognize that “discipline” is not always “correction”. It involves training our children in such a way as to prevent problems as well! What does the Bible tell us about this proactive training?