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Posted by Rod Neufeld on April 5, 2018

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (NKJV) So often quoted, so often preached, you even see it on signs at football games or on Tim Tebow‘s face. We know what it means, we have heard more than any other...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Persecuted?

Posted by Rod Neufeld on November 10, 2015

Persecuted “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. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.” Matthew 24:9-11 KJV Sunday as we filed...

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Saul or David?

Posted by Rod Neufeld on October 19, 2015

“And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto him, Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the Lord by your tribes, and by your thousands.” 1 Samuel 10:19 KJV Well, today is the day. We go to the polls and...

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When Things Get Quiet

Posted by Rod Neufeld on September 28, 2015

We all know that life comes in spurts. It ebbs and flows. We all have ups and downs. It seems that this is not only inevitable it is needed. Our minds and bodies need a break every once and a while and I think that maybe God makes sure we get some down time as well. I have found over...

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Prayer

Posted by Brad Quiring on September 24, 2015

We highly value passionate prayer This is one of Abundant Life’s core values as a church community. Passionate prayer. God calls us to pray. Prayer is the cornerstone of our involvement in God’s will and His mission. On our part, it is an act of obedience and service to God and others. Prayer is our constant connection to ...

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