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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Community of Authentic Love

Posted by Brad Quiring on November 3, 2015

Abundant Life continues its study on true community. True community only comes from Jesus Christ. The community He started is called, “The Church.” The true church of Jesus has nothing to do with buildings, programs, institutions or anything like that. It is people. People with one thing in common: Jesus. In this community, Jesus calls us to love one another...

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I want to be the number one slave?

Posted by Brad Quiring on July 21, 2015

In our minds, Jesus spent a lot of his teaching time on the earth flipping convention on its head. In reality, WE are the ones who flipped what is truly “normal” on its head. He was merely righting the ship that we were sinking. One of the prime examples of Jesus “putting things in their place” is found in Matthew 20:20...

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No Surprise

Posted by Brad Quiring on July 8, 2015

​Things are getting better! Just read the news. Okay, things are NOT getting better. As Christians we lament over what is happening in our world. Often we are shocked by what goes on around us. We wonder if there is any good or if good can even come out of this. I’ve got some bad news, directly from the...

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Christian - A very confusing term

Posted by Rod Neufeld on April 30, 2015

And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. (Acts 11:26 KJV) In the early years of the Church, the term, “Christian,” was not an endearing term but more of a...

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Unconditional Love - What it Really Is

Posted by Rod Neufeld on April 16, 2015

What is “unconditional” love? Can we live by the examples given to us in the Bible? Our culture’s notion of love is skewed by many influences. It is getting harder and harder as Christians are called intolerant and narrow when we take a stand on something. Are we really that way? God has showed us love. Without Him there...

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Jesus, a friend of sinners?!

Posted by Rod Neufeld on March 24, 2015

Yeah, this is a tough one to get through. You see people that don’t know CHRIST have a preconceived notion about Christians and what we stand for etc…. The problem is they are usually wrong about us. Unfortunately for everyone there are a lot of bad examples out there. We need to make sure we are not those bad...

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Winning the War on Terror

Posted by Rod Neufeld on March 4, 2015

There is a lot of killing and terrorizing going on in this world, we need to be reminded as a child of God this is not our home we are just passing through we are now Heaven bound and we should want everyone to be as well. Those that seek control through war and terror don’t understand that this...

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Love

Posted by Rod Neufeld on February 17, 2015

We love him, because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19 KJV) Last week we celebrated love! Valentine’s Day is great, you get to eat candy, maybe a nice steak and you get brownie points for it! Seriously, brownie points for eating steak and candy! Does it get any better? Now how much time and effort do we put into loving...

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Rewrite My To-Do List

Posted by Brad Quiring on February 11, 2015

Matthew 9:35-37 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the...

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