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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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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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Evangelism: Not a Command

Posted by Brad Quiring on May 26, 2015

Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (NIV) These words are the last recorded words of Jesus while he still walked on this earth. He told this to his followers just before returning...

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Top Ten, #10 - What I really want

Posted by Brad Quiring on March 22, 2015

Abundant Life has now wrapped up the series on the Ten Commandments, “The Top Ten”. #10. What I Really Want (You shall not covet) The modern pursuit of happiness is like trying to retain water in a sieve. Our pursuit of happiness has to do with things, relationships and circumstances that are favourable to us alone. Our minds focus on this...

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Top Ten #8 Worry, No Faith in God and No Respect for your Neighbour: Do not Steal

Posted by Brad Quiring on March 11, 2015

Abundant Life is continuing with a series on the Ten Commandments found in Exodus 20. This time we look at the eighth commandment, “Thou shalt not steal” (Exodus 20:15, KJV) What is stealing? A paraphrase from Matthew Henry defines stealing as, “Invading our neighbour’s rights forcibly or clandestinely.” From whom do we steal? Ourselves. We waste our money thus depriving ourselves...

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Top Ten #6 Pro-Life - Promoting and Protecting Life

Posted by Brad Quiring on February 22, 2015

The Ten Commandments are not God’s way of telling how to be good to win his favour. Neither are they the key to entering heaven and having our sins forgiven. The Ten Commandments teach us about the character and glory of God. They also teach us that we have fallen short of his glory. Life and death are huge...

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Top Ten: #5 Top People - Honour your Parents

Posted by Brad Quiring on February 17, 2015

One’s attitude toward their parents reveals their attitude toward God. The question is, who is the top person in your life? Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. (NIV) This command goes back to the very beginning when God created everything. God is...

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Top 10 #4 Take a Break: the Sabbath

Posted by Brad Quiring on February 10, 2015

God set up a day to remember Him, to rest and ultimately to demonstrate the true destiny of those who believe in Jesus Christ and commanded us to “take a break!” This day is called “The Sabbath”. What is the Sabbath? 1. Part of Creation Genesis 2:1, 2 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2 By the...

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Top Ten #3 The Top Name

Posted by Brad Quiring on January 26, 2015

The Ten Commandments reflect the One who gave them to us. Those who believe in God through faith in Jesus Christ are His representatives. God has given His representatives a great call and has set a high standard. Everything we say and do will represent who God is before a world that rejects Him. We need to take care of...

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Who is in the driver’s seat of your life?

Posted by Brad Quiring on January 12, 2015

Who is really in control of your life? If we look honestly at ourselves we realize that there is so much out of our control. Nevertheless, we don’t want to submit ourselves to the one who is able to be Lord of all, we try to create a god that looks much like us. The result of this is...

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