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Take My Yoke

Posted by Rod Neufeld on July 19, 2017

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:30 NKJV It’s funny how you can read a verse a hundred times, even write a sermon on it. Yet you can read it again and find an even deeper context and application. I work in an industry that can be very stressful. It requires faith, patience and humility....

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Where Was God?

Posted by Rod Neufeld on July 6, 2017

Where was God when….? Have you ever heard this statement? I have many times and in many places. It is a question that most Christians fear or even run from. I have fled this question many times fearing the thought of even thinking about addressing it. The question, I’m sure, is almost as old as creation. The answer is...

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Bible Buffet

Posted by Rod Neufeld on April 21, 2017

One morning at church I was previewing some videos I was going to play during our Easter/Resurrection Sunday breakfast. There was one video that used footage from the movie The Passion of the Christ. It was part of the scene where Christ was being whipped by soldiers. The graphic part was about 30 seconds of a 4 minute video. It was...

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Easter: Red Light, Green Light

Posted by Brad Quiring on April 3, 2017

Here’s a question: If God didn’t allow people to come near to him in the Old Testament times, why, all of the sudden, is the door open to approach God (Hebrews 4:16)? In other words, the switch from red light to green light seemed pretty easy. The issues start to pop up with this. For instance, if this is...

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When you can’t fix it

Posted by Rod Neufeld on March 23, 2017

We often find ourselves in situations we can no longer correct on our own. I think the real struggle is recognizing that we never really fix anything on our own. We like to think that we did it under our own steam, without assistance. We then get to openly brag about it or quietly glory in our problem-solving ability. Let...

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Waking Tiny Giants

Posted by Rod Neufeld on March 3, 2017

I guess in the grand scheme of things I, like many of us, have been sleeping. This is evident by my lack of blogging among other things. I can’t decide if I have been drowning in apathy or just numb to what is happening around the world and in our back yard. Every time I turn on the news...

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2016: The Best or Worst Year? Perspective

Posted by Brad Quiring on December 31, 2016

The year 2016 is over. It is so interesting to read and hear the different perspectives on 2016. Many call it, “the worst year ever”. Looking back through history, there are many candidates for this dubious title. In the end, though, “worst” and “best” are all a matter of perspective. For Trump supporters in the USA, 2016 was the best. For Clinton supporters...

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The Aftermath

Posted by Rod Neufeld on November 10, 2016

Well I woke up Wednesday morning after the United States’ election. The sky was not on fire and there were no nukes hitting the ground. If so I could have taken the day off work without any guilt. I am the first to admit that when you get the leader you don’t want there is frustration and even some...

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Success or Failure

Posted by Rod Neufeld on September 16, 2016

Success or failure?Success or Failure. Over the past few weeks I have been thinking on this topic. Honestly, I have been consumed with it. I have come to a few conclusions. First and most important, both success and failure require a specific component. The component that is required for either to happen is effort. When I look at things...

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Love God, Check. Love My Neighbour, Check. Love Myself?  HUH??

Posted by Brad Quiring on September 7, 2016

​What commandment in the Bible is the most important? There are many in the Bible. What gets priority. Jesus got that question from an expert in the law. 28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most...

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Faith-Full

Posted by Brad Quiring on August 23, 2016

How is your faith? Are you faith-FULL or Faith-LESS? 17 One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. 18 Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat...

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Common

Posted by Rod Neufeld on August 15, 2016

Sad to think of it but flesh (on many levels) is the one thing that separates us from God, if that isn’t bad enough we use it to separate ourselves from others as well. Why do we do this when Christ promised that once we were His, nothing could separate us from His love? Who shall separate us from...

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The Body, Reaching Out

Posted by Rod Neufeld on July 25, 2016

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV What happens when fear takes over or our mind doesn’t feel that sound anymore? What do we do when we see this struggle in others? How we treat others with these struggles reflects how we feel...

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Hot Coals and a Warm Heart

Posted by Rod Neufeld on June 28, 2016

“Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.” Romans 12:20 KJV Hot coals on your enemies HEAD! That doesn’t sound very loving! Bottom line, no matter how hard you try you will always find someone that doesn’t like you for one...

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No excuse for bad behaviour in Jesus’ name

Posted by Rod Neufeld on June 14, 2016

How do we deal with violence and injustice, especially when directed toward us or fellow followers of Jesus? The followers of whom the below passage speaks of do not condone violence or hatred towards people, even those they disagree with. He did not face all of these things so that people may abuse His name and use it as an...

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First Response, Continuous Action, Finishing Moves

Posted by Brad Quiring on June 7, 2016

As human beings we have this tendency to depend on ourselves. We think we can do it. “Pull yourself up!” “Just follow your heart!” “You can be anything you want!” “There is no challenge you can’t overcome!” “Climb every mountain! Ford every stream!” (Now you have the “Sound of Music” song running through your head!) In one sense it...

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Are We Worth our Salt?

Posted by Rod Neufeld on May 19, 2016

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” Matthew 5:13 KJV Are we worth our salt? It has been said that that saying came from the time of the Roman...

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In His Image

Posted by Rod Neufeld on May 5, 2016

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27 NKJV How do you see yourself? How do you think others see you? It is a question that people, especially teens and young adults, struggle with. The world tells us how we should look, act, feel and...

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Guilty…… Of what?

Posted by Rod Neufeld on April 20, 2016

I was listening to the radio this week and heard a new Newsboys song called “Guilty”. I believe it is on the “God’s Not Dead 2” soundtrack. It really got me thinking: I remember when I was younger and in school it was ok to talk about God and Jesus. It wasn’t considered criminal or taboo. Why is it...

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9 Things You Can Do for Others on any given Sunday

Posted by Brad Quiring on March 23, 2016

I regularly read several different articles from various church leaders and teachers. I desire to become a better Christian, church leader and pastor. One of my favourite blogs is by Thom Rainer, who gives practical, Bible-backed counsel to church leaders and pastors. His desire is to see churches grow both spiritually and in numbers. He recently put out this brief...

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