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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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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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