Area 51 Christians’ Response to the Pandemic

Posted by Rod Neufeld on March 24, 2020

**Disclaimer - First things first, y’all know me and know I don’t inherently pull punches, if you don’t know me please recognize that I am not trying to incite angry responses but instead attempting to trigger critical and rational thinking in hopes to redirect our worldly thoughts and attitudes to eternal minded ones. Ok so here is...

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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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Want to change the world? Then, change it!

Posted by Rod Neufeld on December 22, 2017

I recently had the privilege to work the Compassion Canada table at a Dan Bremnes concert. As always, it was a great experience just being a part of one of those events. I sat and listened as Dan spoke about being overwhelmed by the great needs in the world and how God revealed to him that he was not expected...

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The Body, Reaching Out

Posted by Rod Neufeld on July 25, 2016

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV What happens when fear takes over or our mind doesn’t feel that sound anymore? What do we do when we see this struggle in others? How we treat others with these struggles reflects how we feel...

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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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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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Church: Hard work!

Posted by Brad Quiring on August 10, 2015

Colossians 1:29, “To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.” Jesus is the head of the church. Jesus gave everything for the church. His death and resurrection was part of the plan to establish the true church of his followers. Because Jesus is Number 1 in the Church, we need to give everything in...

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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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Service Counts for Everything

Posted by Brad Quiring on May 13, 2015

Abundant Life is continuing with its series titled, “It All Counts”. Everything we say and do counts for God. Everything God says and does counts. These are the notes from May 10, 2015 - Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day! No matter where or in what situation, the name “mother” conjures up an image of true service. Where is the source...

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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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The Youth

Posted by Brad Quiring on April 4, 2015

Abundant Life guest blogger Julia Puranen is this week’s contributor to the blog. To those of us who are seniors or neariors, people with children who are in their 30’s and beyond… Do you often seen teenagers in your church or at a regular community event, that you know their names, but not them, and you kind of wonder...

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