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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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