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Sharing Our Faith in a Hostile World

Posted by Rod Neufeld on January 12, 2018

Sharing Our Faith in a Hostile World It’s been a great run. We just finished the nine-week “Underground Vietnam” program from Voice of the Martyrs with the youth group. It was a very challenging study especially with youth who have never really faced much in the way of persecution. I was impressed by how they jumped in and got...

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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 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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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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True Healing

Posted by Brad Quiring on August 15, 2017

True Healing ​Isaiah 53 Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53 is a powerful chapter in the Bible because it announces Jesus coming to the earth, his death, resurrection and the reason why he came. Unfortunately Isaiah 53:5...

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John 10:10 - The True Abundant Life

Posted by Brad Quiring on August 11, 2017

John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” This verse is often misused. We tell people that a true Christian MUST have good health and lots and lots of money, because, that is why Jesus came.” The truly abundant life is found IN CHRIST. That true...

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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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Bible Buffet

Posted by Rod Neufeld on April 21, 2017

One morning at church I was previewing some videos I was going to play during our Easter/Resurrection Sunday breakfast. There was one video that used footage from the movie The Passion of the Christ. It was part of the scene where Christ was being whipped by soldiers. The graphic part was about 30 seconds of a 4 minute video. It was...

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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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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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Common

Posted by Rod Neufeld on August 15, 2016

Sad to think of it but flesh (on many levels) is the one thing that separates us from God, if that isn’t bad enough we use it to separate ourselves from others as well. Why do we do this when Christ promised that once we were His, nothing could separate us from His love? Who shall separate us from...

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No excuse for bad behaviour in Jesus’ name

Posted by Rod Neufeld on June 14, 2016

How do we deal with violence and injustice, especially when directed toward us or fellow followers of Jesus? The followers of whom the below passage speaks of do not condone violence or hatred towards people, even those they disagree with. He did not face all of these things so that people may abuse His name and use it as an...

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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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