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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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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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First Response, Continuous Action, Finishing Moves

Posted by Brad Quiring on June 7, 2016

As human beings we have this tendency to depend on ourselves. We think we can do it. “Pull yourself up!” “Just follow your heart!” “You can be anything you want!” “There is no challenge you can’t overcome!” “Climb every mountain! Ford every stream!” (Now you have the “Sound of Music” song running through your head!) In one sense it...

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In His Image

Posted by Rod Neufeld on May 5, 2016

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27 NKJV How do you see yourself? How do you think others see you? It is a question that people, especially teens and young adults, struggle with. The world tells us how we should look, act, feel and...

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9 Things You Can Do for Others on any given Sunday

Posted by Brad Quiring on March 23, 2016

I regularly read several different articles from various church leaders and teachers. I desire to become a better Christian, church leader and pastor. One of my favourite blogs is by Thom Rainer, who gives practical, Bible-backed counsel to church leaders and pastors. His desire is to see churches grow both spiritually and in numbers. He recently put out this brief...

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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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Community

Posted by Rod Neufeld on June 16, 2015

What is the community as it relates to the local church? As far as I can see there are 2 communities that our focus should be on. Community part 1: First, the church community. By this I mean the local church, the body of believers that gather regularly for worship, praise, teaching, fellowship and spiritual refueling. Now, I’ve heard all the...

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How to encourage your pastor to ensure a long, successful tenure

Posted by Brad Quiring on April 1, 2015

It is spring, time for sunshine, warm weather and getting out of the winter blues. Unfortunately some parts of North America are still waiting for this mysterious, unknown event called, “Spring” to arrive! In the meantime, encouragement always brings “Spring” to the “Winter” of a person’s heart. During the last year I’ve personally gone through a winter of...

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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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