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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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Sola Scriptura - Only Scripture

Posted by Brad Quiring on October 4, 2017

This is the 500th year of the Reformation, where Bible-believing Christians celebrate Martin Luther launching a movement to not only reform the institutional church, but reform the very hearts and minds of those who believe in Jesus Christ. Many before and during Luther’s time who set the stage for this movement to which our church has emerged. The main...

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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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Are We Worth our Salt?

Posted by Rod Neufeld on May 19, 2016

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” Matthew 5:13 KJV Are we worth our salt? It has been said that that saying came from the time of the Roman...

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We don’t like it, but what is its importance?

Posted by Rod Neufeld on February 18, 2016

As Christians we are faced with many things we don’t like. There are situations and lifestyles that we know are contrary to the will and word of God. Our struggle with these things can range from irritation to overwhelming frustration. I face this every day am slowly beginning to understand that, as with anything in life, we must set...

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What a Difference

Posted by Rod Neufeld on February 10, 2016

Wow, what a difference! I’m only a few days back from our Compassion trip to the Dominican Republic and it seems that I have returned to a world I barely recognize. The differences are so hard to explain because the change happened to me, not to the place from where I am. God made it clear to me that...

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Who is the real leader we need on October 19?

Posted by Brad Quiring on October 15, 2015

October 19, 2015: Election Day in Canada Elections are interesting events. I worked as a news reporter for several years and enjoyed elections’ coverage immensely. What was just as fascinating as dealing with candidates was dealing with the supporters of candidates. They were many times more interesting with their passion, spark and dedication to their choice. In modern social media the power...

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Unholy Arguments

Posted by Rod Neufeld on September 1, 2015

Lately, I’ve been stressed out. We all tend to get a bit more sensitive when we get stressed out. I don’t nor have I ever claimed to be perfect (maybe jokingly). On top of my somewhat short fuse I come from a stock of never wrong people. Well at least all think we are never wrong. It leads...

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New Life

Posted by Brad Quiring on August 25, 2015

Now that we are free because of the person and work of Jesus, what does this new life look like? It looks very, very different from the old way of living because we now have a new motivation, reason and purpose. Jesus gives us a whole new life. Colossians 3:1 - 2, “1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your...

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Mary or Martha?

Posted by Rod Neufeld on July 10, 2015

Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman namedMartha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care...

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Top Ten, #10 - What I really want

Posted by Brad Quiring on March 22, 2015

Abundant Life has now wrapped up the series on the Ten Commandments, “The Top Ten”. #10. What I Really Want (You shall not covet) The modern pursuit of happiness is like trying to retain water in a sieve. Our pursuit of happiness has to do with things, relationships and circumstances that are favourable to us alone. Our minds focus on this...

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Guard your Heart - The Plan for your Life

Posted by Brad Quiring on February 4, 2015

The Abundant Life men’s group is working through a study series titled, “Stepping Up”. The latest lesson had to do with “vision”. The whole idea is that we need to think about and develop an intentional plan for our lives and families. What was interesting about this is that several of the people interviewed in the DVD had actually...

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Top Ten #3 The Top Name

Posted by Brad Quiring on January 26, 2015

The Ten Commandments reflect the One who gave them to us. Those who believe in God through faith in Jesus Christ are His representatives. God has given His representatives a great call and has set a high standard. Everything we say and do will represent who God is before a world that rejects Him. We need to take care of...

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