Love, not Politics

Posted by Brad Quiring on February 9, 2020

I posted something recently on social media. I took it down because someone I knew was offended by it. I took it down because I love God and I love these folks who were offended. I preached a couple of sermons at church last year. Someone was offended by the messages. I stand by those messages and will not back...

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The North American Church’s Response to the Zombie Apocalypse

Posted by Rod Neufeld on December 12, 2019

Great! Now that I have your attention, lets take a look at a few things. Clearly I do not think that there is an impending Zombie Apocalypse nor do I feel there is theological value in those silly movies and shows. That being said, I do believe we can extrapolate a valuable lesson from the premise they provide. First thing...

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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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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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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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“Skipping Church”

Posted by Brad Quiring on August 29, 2017

Hebrews 10:25 “not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching” We are a culture of convenience, of personalization and individualism. We have a million ways of customizing our lives to perfectly suit our every preference. When things are difficult, we think little...

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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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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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The Coming Storm Explained

Posted by Rod Neufeld on December 10, 2015

In my last blog post I ranted a bit and put a lot out there. So I thought it only appropriate to break it down a bit. The storm I speak of is the absolute hatred of Christ and His followers. It is coming. Actually, it is here already. People are becoming so offended by anything to do with Jesus,...

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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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Community in the Community

Posted by Brad Quiring on October 27, 2015

The church continues to grow because Jesus declared it would grow and that he himself would make it grow. Therefore, the church is represented all over the world. This huge community has smaller communities all over the world. We are one of those smaller communities that represents the greater community of believers and followers of Jesus. Each one of these...

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Posted by Brad Quiring on September 16, 2015

​Here at Abundant Life we are beginning a new series that will carry us through to the end of November. The series is titled, “Community.” It is based on the six core values of Abundant Life, which you can find by clicking this link. From the beginning God had intended that we be together. Together with Him and together in...

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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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Spitting and Knocking

Posted by Brad Quiring on July 28, 2015

Jesus wants to spit us out, yet he is knocking on our door to come in? It seems like Jesus was always coming up with a teaching that confounds us on the surface, but wins us over at the heart. Let’s take a look at his latest from Revelation 3:14-22 Let’s get it started by agreeing that we...

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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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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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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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New Pastor - New Congregation

Posted by Brad Quiring on February 3, 2015

Abundant Life Baptist Church and I celebrated a special day on Sunday, February 1, 2015. It was the “induction service” or “installation service” for me as a pastor. Pastor Richard Quiring gave a challenge to the congregation and to me based on 1 Peter 5 and it was followed up by a call to commitment by Phyl Putz, the regional minister for the Northern...

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