Faith is not a Lifestyle Choice

Posted by Rod Neufeld on March 6, 2018

People make decisions that affect their lives everyday. Some choices are major and some minor. Major life decisions are usually made at pinnacle moments. I think this is where the confusion comes in. For example, someone has a heart attack, which many people see as an opportunity to correct dietary or lifestyle issues like smoking or drinking. When you have...

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Sharing Our Faith in a Hostile World

Posted by Rod Neufeld on January 12, 2018

Sharing Our Faith in a Hostile World It’s been a great run. We just finished the nine-week “Underground Vietnam” program from Voice of the Martyrs with the youth group. It was a very challenging study especially with youth who have never really faced much in the way of persecution. I was impressed by how they jumped in and got...

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Want to change the world? Then, change it!

Posted by Rod Neufeld on December 22, 2017

I recently had the privilege to work the Compassion Canada table at a Dan Bremnes concert. As always, it was a great experience just being a part of one of those events. I sat and listened as Dan spoke about being overwhelmed by the great needs in the world and how God revealed to him that he was not expected...

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Money Basics Workshop: January 20, 2018

Posted by ALBC on December 20, 2017

According to a recent poll of 1,500 Canadians over half of Canadians are only $200 away from Bankruptcy, and 31% don’t make enough to cover their bills. What’s more, 67% aren’t particularly confident about their ability to handle their finances, and many wish they could go back and do things differently. Unfortunately believers in Christ are not outside of these statistics...

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Solus Cristus: Only Christ

Posted by Brad Quiring on November 8, 2017

QUESTION: What would you say to God if you were before him to enter salvation? What does the Bible say in response to what we do? James 2:10 (NKJV) 10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. If you keep the whole law, you are perfect. You miss on just ONE...

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Sola Gratia: Only Grace

Posted by Brad Quiring on November 5, 2017

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV2011) 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. We are saved by the grace of God alone. Grace trumps our own merit and worth. The Biblical word for “grace” is from the Greek:...

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Sola Fide - Only Faith

Posted by Brad Quiring on November 3, 2017

We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV) 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. We are saved by faith over works. We cannot escape God’s punishment for our sin through our own work. It...

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When Ideology became Idolology

Posted by Rod Neufeld on October 17, 2017

Yes, I just made up a word. Looking at the current state of the world “idolology” should not surprise anyone. After all, most of our realities are fabricated and common sense has been thrown out because it is “intolerant and restrictive.” I was watching a Ray Comfort video (love the guy fyi). I don’t always agree with the way...

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Sola Scriptura - Only Scripture

Posted by Brad Quiring on October 4, 2017

This is the 500th year of the Reformation, where Bible-believing Christians celebrate Martin Luther launching a movement to not only reform the institutional church, but reform the very hearts and minds of those who believe in Jesus Christ. Many before and during Luther’s time who set the stage for this movement to which our church has emerged. The main...

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I Researched My Reality, Have You Done Yours?

Posted by Rod Neufeld on October 2, 2017

“Don’t judge my God based on me, HE is so immensely better than me.” We read that faith is the evidence of things not seen: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) This speaks to the fact that not all we believe can be explained by just words or...

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Prayer: The Attitude of the Action

Posted by Brad Quiring on September 20, 2017

Matthew 6:5-8 (NKJV) 5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut...

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Serving Together

Posted by Brad Quiring on September 15, 2017

​Serving Together Romans 12:3 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. When we are together as followers of Jesus this is called “The Church”. Christ...

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The Whole Picture: Work Hard

Posted by Brad Quiring on September 5, 2017

2 Timothy 2:15 (NKJV) “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Be diligent means to work hard with dedication. What is the hard work that is involved? 2 Timothy 2:1-2 (NKJV) 1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the...

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“Skipping Church”

Posted by Brad Quiring on August 29, 2017

Hebrews 10:25 “not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching” We are a culture of convenience, of personalization and individualism. We have a million ways of customizing our lives to perfectly suit our every preference. When things are difficult, we think little...

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The Escape

Posted by Brad Quiring on August 21, 2017

1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV2011) 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. You’ve probably heard – or maybe you’ve even said – “God will never...

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True Healing

Posted by Brad Quiring on August 15, 2017

True Healing ​Isaiah 53 Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53 is a powerful chapter in the Bible because it announces Jesus coming to the earth, his death, resurrection and the reason why he came. Unfortunately Isaiah 53:5...

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John 10:10 - The True Abundant Life

Posted by Brad Quiring on August 11, 2017

John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” This verse is often misused. We tell people that a true Christian MUST have good health and lots and lots of money, because, that is why Jesus came.” The truly abundant life is found IN CHRIST. That true...

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All Things Work Together for Good

Posted by Brad Quiring on July 31, 2017

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. This passage is often used to encourage another believer who’s going through a tough time — reminding them that it will eventually work out for something good in their life. In other words, don...

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God’s Good Plan for You

Posted by Brad Quiring on July 24, 2017

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 This verse is often quoted during a trial to encourage or inspire — pointing us to the promise that God has specific plans to help us prosper, so don’t worry! ...

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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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