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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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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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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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The Missing Peace

Posted by Brad Quiring on March 18, 2016

We are now into the Easter Season. It is a very important time for the church calendar. It is even more important when we realize what Easter is really about: peace with God through Christ. The Bible says, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1)” God made everything complete in the...

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Focus on our Suffering

Posted by Brad Quiring on February 23, 2016

I copied this entry from the daily devotional put out by the North American Baptist Conference’s “40 Days to Easter” devotional. It summarizes the February 21, 2016 message on suffering so well. “Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for...

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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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The Storm, Part 2

Posted by Rod Neufeld on December 24, 2015

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own...

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The coming storm

Posted by Rod Neufeld on December 5, 2015

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” 2 Timothy 3:1 KJV There is a storm coming. In fact, it is sweeping the nations of the world as you read this. It has existed since the fall of man and it is mostly ignored. You see, we know something is wrong but find ways to pacify those feelings....

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The God We Need

Posted by Rod Neufeld on November 19, 2015

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6 KJV We pray for Paris, we pray for Nigeria, we pray for Afghanistan, we pray for the world! When a reporter from CNN tells me to pray I am almost offended. You see the god that they...

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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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The Legislation we Need

Posted by Rod Neufeld on October 3, 2015

Sticks and stones legislation! I can’t watch the news any more. I am so sick about the things that are going on that I am almost apathetic to it. I am going numb due to the bombardment of hatred, violence and anger I see around the world. I can’t help but cleave to the thought that this world...

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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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Forgiveness

Posted by Rod Neufeld on August 15, 2015

So, what does forgiveness look like, and why is it important? It’s the last thing we want to do and the first thing we should. Not forgiving clearly proves that we submit to the flesh even as a child of God. He defeated sin and we resurrect it in our hearts every time someone does something that we don...

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God never gives you more than you can handle?!

Posted by Rod Neufeld on July 23, 2015

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV) Always heard that growing up and never really got...

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I’m a sinner because…

Posted by Rod Neufeld on July 17, 2015

I’m a sinner because…..or I sin because….or…What’s the answer? Sin. That dirty little word. It’s the word nobody ever wants to talk about. We hear it and a number of responses go through our minds. It really seems that this word, that once carried such a tremendous amount of weight, has become of no...

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