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Awareness of Sin | Dr. John's Blog | Back to the Bible Canada with Dr. John Neufeld

I recently read a wonderful article by Paul Tripp in which he said, “If you are aware of your sin, you are aware of it only because you have been visited by amazing grace.” As I read that statement, my mind was immediately taken up in a conversation I had with my neighbour.  She has…

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Have you ever had a book dedicated to you? Well, now you do. Here’s the dedication in my latest book. “To our loyal Laugh Again audience. Even the guy who shook my hand and said, “I listen to you every day on the radio. I had an image of you in my mind. Um, uh,…

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Each year, Dr. John Neufeld, the Bible teacher of Back to the Bible Canada, prepares a yearly Bible reading plan to help people learn and understand the Bible on their journey as they grow closer to God. Choose to read through the Bible in 2021! Click here to get the 2021 Back to the Bible…

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Things Beyond My Control I Am Praying For This Year | Dr. John's Blog | Back to the Bible Canada

You might wonder about the title of my blog.  In truth, all things are beyond my control.  Even though my choices are real and do lead to consequences that I can control to some extent, I am always reminded of the greater truth.  Proverbs 16:9 says, “The heart of man plans his way, but the…

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Celebrating a most difficult virtue A boy was standing at the bottom of a “down” escalator looking up. A lady passed by and said, “Are you okay? Are you lost?” “No ma’am,” he said. “I’m just waitin’ for my chewing gum to come back.” I like that kid. I admire his patience. The truth is…

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With all that 2020 brought, maybe we face bigger questions. I was singing to my 3-year-old grandson Judah, “Do you know the muffin man?” Later his mom said: “Judah, God made you special and he loves you very much.” Judah said, “AND I know the muffin man!” He’s a little theologically confused but quite happy.…

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My Prayer for 2021 by Dr. John Neufeld | Back to the Bible Canada

It’s no overstatement to say that 2020 has been a difficult year.  Of course, the major story has been the global pandemic.  But there have been other stories as well.  The protests and the riots in the US seemed to tear at the fabric of our neighbours.  The US presidential election saw Donald Trump lose…

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2020 is finally winding down. It can’t happen fast enough. It feels like we were given a gigantic Time Out by our mothers or something. Each morning I wake up and my wife is waiting with a thermometer. She won’t let me out of bed until she takes my temperature. I was raised on Fahrenheit,…

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By anyone’s reckoning, 2020 has been an unusual year.  Of course, no one will be able to talk about 2020, without speaking about COVID-19.  But let’s not forget the “Black Lives Matter” protests, especially in the United States.  Let’s also remember that racial sensitivities caused several Sports Franchises to change their names.  The Washington Redskins are now simply the…

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All of us who have celebrated Christmas in Church, are familiar with Isaiah 9:6. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Almost all of us, when…

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