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Despicable Me

Posted by Rod Neufeld on September 13, 2015

“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.”Matthew 24:9 KJV It seems that being a Christian puts a target on our backs these days. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are; it is an acceptable practice to hate Christians...

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Unholy Arguments

Posted by Rod Neufeld on September 1, 2015

Lately, I’ve been stressed out. We all tend to get a bit more sensitive when we get stressed out. I don’t nor have I ever claimed to be perfect (maybe jokingly). On top of my somewhat short fuse I come from a stock of never wrong people. Well at least all think we are never wrong. It leads...

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New Life

Posted by Brad Quiring on August 25, 2015

Now that we are free because of the person and work of Jesus, what does this new life look like? It looks very, very different from the old way of living because we now have a new motivation, reason and purpose. Jesus gives us a whole new life. Colossians 3:1 - 2, “1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your...

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What if God were one of us?

Posted by Brad Quiring on August 18, 2015

The other day I was listening to Joan Osborne sing, “One of Us”. The chorus goes like this: God is great Yeah, yeah, God is good Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah What if God was one of us Just a slob like one of us Just a stranger on the bus Trying to make His way home (“One of Us”,...

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Forgiveness

Posted by Rod Neufeld on August 15, 2015

So, what does forgiveness look like, and why is it important? It’s the last thing we want to do and the first thing we should. Not forgiving clearly proves that we submit to the flesh even as a child of God. He defeated sin and we resurrect it in our hearts every time someone does something that we don...

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Church: Hard work!

Posted by Brad Quiring on August 10, 2015

Colossians 1:29, “To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.” Jesus is the head of the church. Jesus gave everything for the church. His death and resurrection was part of the plan to establish the true church of his followers. Because Jesus is Number 1 in the Church, we need to give everything in...

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My Way is not God’s Way

Posted by Rod Neufeld on August 5, 2015

Do you know where you are going when life here is over? It is the question nobody really wants to ask but we all really need to know the answer. I recently watched the movie, “American Sniper”, the story about U.S. Navy Seal Sniper Chris Kyle’s life. It dawned on me that as he was doing his required...

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Go, Preach, Be Hated

Posted by Rod Neufeld on August 1, 2015

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15 KJV This is the last command given by Christ to the apostles. This is now our purpose as Christians. We are to preach the Gospel to every creature. All of them! As if that wasn’t hard enough, “And ye shall...

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Spitting and Knocking

Posted by Brad Quiring on July 28, 2015

Jesus wants to spit us out, yet he is knocking on our door to come in? It seems like Jesus was always coming up with a teaching that confounds us on the surface, but wins us over at the heart. Let’s take a look at his latest from Revelation 3:14-22 Let’s get it started by agreeing that we...

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God never gives you more than you can handle?!

Posted by Rod Neufeld on July 23, 2015

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV) Always heard that growing up and never really got...

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I want to be the number one slave?

Posted by Brad Quiring on July 21, 2015

In our minds, Jesus spent a lot of his teaching time on the earth flipping convention on its head. In reality, WE are the ones who flipped what is truly “normal” on its head. He was merely righting the ship that we were sinking. One of the prime examples of Jesus “putting things in their place” is found in Matthew 20:20...

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I’m a sinner because…

Posted by Rod Neufeld on July 17, 2015

I’m a sinner because…..or I sin because….or…What’s the answer? Sin. That dirty little word. It’s the word nobody ever wants to talk about. We hear it and a number of responses go through our minds. It really seems that this word, that once carried such a tremendous amount of weight, has become of no...

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Mary or Martha?

Posted by Rod Neufeld on July 10, 2015

Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman namedMartha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care...

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No Surprise

Posted by Brad Quiring on July 8, 2015

​Things are getting better! Just read the news. Okay, things are NOT getting better. As Christians we lament over what is happening in our world. Often we are shocked by what goes on around us. We wonder if there is any good or if good can even come out of this. I’ve got some bad news, directly from the...

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God vs. Evolution - Are all created equal?

Posted by Rod Neufeld on July 1, 2015

How is that for a title? So the Pope and the President of the United States both believe in evolution of some sort. At least that is what they say in press conferences and such. They both also claim a belief in God. I have to say I have a problem with this line of thinking. To me it’s...

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Condemning a condemned world?

Posted by Rod Neufeld on June 23, 2015

You know, I have a problem with what I see in the “Christian” community lately. There is such an air of judgment and condemnation in North America and I believe it is getting in the way of the Gospel. So, forgive me if I’m wrong. Which, I’m pretty sure I’m not. As Christians IT IS NOT OUR...

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Community

Posted by Rod Neufeld on June 16, 2015

What is the community as it relates to the local church? As far as I can see there are 2 communities that our focus should be on. Community part 1: First, the church community. By this I mean the local church, the body of believers that gather regularly for worship, praise, teaching, fellowship and spiritual refueling. Now, I’ve heard all the...

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Persecution

Posted by Rod Neufeld on June 12, 2015

Persecution, what do we think it is? Every day I read about the persecution of Christians going on around the world. It sickens me to see the images and hear the stories of these followers of Christ who face such dire situations! We here in North America talk about it, blog about it, and write about it. Do even grasp...

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Persecution

Posted by Rod Neufeld on June 12, 2015

Persecution, what do we think it is? Every day I read about the persecution of Christians going on around the world. It sickens me to see the images and hear the stories of these followers of Christ who face such dire situations! We here in North America talk about it, blog about it, and write about it. Do even grasp...

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Was Jesus a Feminist?

Posted by Rod Neufeld on June 2, 2015

Was Jesus a feminist? I hear a lot of talk lately in the news about the chauvinist and misogynistic attitude of Christians. SAY WHAT!? We see that we need to discern the difference between an actual Christian and a religious person. The world sees us as one in the same. Therefore, we must show them the truth of what it...

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