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Be Better

Posted by Brad Quiring on January 5, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! It’s now 2020. Let’s start the new year with the typical “resolutions”: · Lose weight · Eat better · More rest · Quit smoking · Spend more time with family and friends, less at job · Go on that special trip · Finish that special project · Get the best sales, highest marks, top time, championship trophy The common element is that we want...

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A Cheerful Receiver

Posted by ALBC on December 14, 2019

From a God We Hardly Knew (Isa. 9:6) by William Willimon Dr. Willimon, a Century editor at large, is minister to the university and professor of the practice of Christian ministry at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. This article appeared in the Christian Century, December 21-28, 1988, p. 1173. Copyright by the Christian Century Foundation and used by permission. Current articles and subscription...

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The Most Important Time to Go to Church

Posted by ALBC on March 5, 2019

Originally published in The Gospel Coalition digital magazine, MARCH 1, 2018 by David ‘Gunner’ Gundersen I read this article the other day and felt it was very important to share with you. (Pastor Brad) The most important time to be at church is when you don’t feel like it. I’ve talked with three Christians about this recently—two struggling with...

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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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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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Hot Coals and a Warm Heart

Posted by Rod Neufeld on June 28, 2016

“Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.” Romans 12:20 KJV Hot coals on your enemies HEAD! That doesn’t sound very loving! Bottom line, no matter how hard you try you will always find someone that doesn’t like you for one...

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A Wretch Like Me… and You

Posted by Rod Neufeld on April 22, 2015

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me! (‘Amazing Grace’, John Newton, 1779) How a slave trader could turn from his wealth and lifestyle to follow Christ. This wretched shell of a man captured the Gospel in 12 words. John Newton was lost, then found and saved. Not by his own works, but by the power and grace...

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