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Newness of Life: Legalism vs. Grace

Posted by Brad Quiring on April 27, 2018

​Mike Quarles writes in his book One Day at a Time “Christians can have an intellectual knowledge of the truth, but not personally believe and appropriate it so that it changes their lives.” (Page 94). Our lives without Jesus are based on systems not related to Christ at all. Whether our belief system is religious or not, we follow patterns established...

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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