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Answering God’s Call

Posted by Brad Quiring on July 3, 2018

Do you ever wonder about this mysterious concept known as “God’s Call”? We’ve heard it many times in church, “God is calling you”, “Respond to God’s call”, “These leaders are called by God.” There is even an old hymn that goes opens this way, “Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling. Calling for you and for me.” The...

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Love Your Enemies

Posted by Rod Neufeld on June 24, 2018

Love your enemies….. Interesting that this is something of which Jesus spoke. Yet, as Christians we are often considered hateful and intolerant. How can this be if we are actually following our marching orders and doing what Jesus said? “Love your enemies”, “love your neighbours”, “bless those that persecute you.” Is the church actually doing this or are they interpreting...

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Trust in God

Posted by Brad Quiring on June 16, 2018

Dear Abundant Life Family, For believers in Jesus Christ and members of Bible-teaching churches and organizations, this last couple of years seems to have been very frustrating. It appears that our own government is actively working against us, what we believe and against God himself. Click on this sentence for the latest news. Don’t be surprised, afraid or dismayed....

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Without Wax

Posted by Brad Quiring on May 31, 2018

LOVE is a huge theme in the Bible: We read that John 3:16 (NKJV) 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. We are command in Deuteronomy 30:6 (NKJV) “…to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul…” A...

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Love and Marriage

Posted by Brad Quiring on May 24, 2018

Consider the lyrics of one of Frank Sinatra’s beloved songs, Love and marriage, love and marriage They go together like a horse and carriage This I tell you, brother You can’t have one without the other One might question the crooner’s belief in his own song, as he had four wives as well as various relationships outside...

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Newness of Life: Legalism vs. Grace

Posted by Brad Quiring on April 27, 2018

​Mike Quarles writes in his book One Day at a Time “Christians can have an intellectual knowledge of the truth, but not personally believe and appropriate it so that it changes their lives.” (Page 94). Our lives without Jesus are based on systems not related to Christ at all. Whether our belief system is religious or not, we follow patterns established...

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Love Stories

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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Faith is not a Lifestyle Choice

Posted by Rod Neufeld on March 6, 2018

People make decisions that affect their lives everyday. Some choices are major and some minor. Major life decisions are usually made at pinnacle moments. I think this is where the confusion comes in. For example, someone has a heart attack, which many people see as an opportunity to correct dietary or lifestyle issues like smoking or drinking. When you have...

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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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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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Money Basics Workshop: January 20, 2018

Posted by ALBC on December 20, 2017

According to a recent poll of 1,500 Canadians over half of Canadians are only $200 away from Bankruptcy, and 31% don’t make enough to cover their bills. What’s more, 67% aren’t particularly confident about their ability to handle their finances, and many wish they could go back and do things differently. Unfortunately believers in Christ are not outside of these statistics...

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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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When Ideology became Idolology

Posted by Rod Neufeld on October 17, 2017

Yes, I just made up a word. Looking at the current state of the world “idolology” should not surprise anyone. After all, most of our realities are fabricated and common sense has been thrown out because it is “intolerant and restrictive.” I was watching a Ray Comfort video (love the guy fyi). I don’t always agree with the way...

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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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Serving Together

Posted by Brad Quiring on September 15, 2017

​Serving Together Romans 12:3 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. When we are together as followers of Jesus this is called “The Church”. Christ...

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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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