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2016: The Best or Worst Year? Perspective

Posted by Brad Quiring on December 31, 2016

The year 2016 is over. It is so interesting to read and hear the different perspectives on 2016. Many call it, “the worst year ever”. Looking back through history, there are many candidates for this dubious title. In the end, though, “worst” and “best” are all a matter of perspective. For Trump supporters in the USA, 2016 was the best. For Clinton supporters...

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The Aftermath

Posted by Rod Neufeld on November 10, 2016

Well I woke up Wednesday morning after the United States’ election. The sky was not on fire and there were no nukes hitting the ground. If so I could have taken the day off work without any guilt. I am the first to admit that when you get the leader you don’t want there is frustration and even some...

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Love God, Check. Love My Neighbour, Check. Love Myself?  HUH??

Posted by Brad Quiring on September 7, 2016

​What commandment in the Bible is the most important? There are many in the Bible. What gets priority. Jesus got that question from an expert in the law. 28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most...

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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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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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Saul or David?

Posted by Rod Neufeld on October 19, 2015

“And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto him, Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the Lord by your tribes, and by your thousands.” 1 Samuel 10:19 KJV Well, today is the day. We go to the polls and...

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When Things Get Quiet

Posted by Rod Neufeld on September 28, 2015

We all know that life comes in spurts. It ebbs and flows. We all have ups and downs. It seems that this is not only inevitable it is needed. Our minds and bodies need a break every once and a while and I think that maybe God makes sure we get some down time as well. I have found over...

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Prayer

Posted by Brad Quiring on September 24, 2015

We highly value passionate prayer This is one of Abundant Life’s core values as a church community. Passionate prayer. God calls us to pray. Prayer is the cornerstone of our involvement in God’s will and His mission. On our part, it is an act of obedience and service to God and others. Prayer is our constant connection to ...

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New Life

Posted by Brad Quiring on August 25, 2015

Now that we are free because of the person and work of Jesus, what does this new life look like? It looks very, very different from the old way of living because we now have a new motivation, reason and purpose. Jesus gives us a whole new life. Colossians 3:1 - 2, “1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your...

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What if God were one of us?

Posted by Brad Quiring on August 18, 2015

The other day I was listening to Joan Osborne sing, “One of Us”. The chorus goes like this: God is great Yeah, yeah, God is good Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah What if God was one of us Just a slob like one of us Just a stranger on the bus Trying to make His way home (“One of Us”,...

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My Way is not God’s Way

Posted by Rod Neufeld on August 5, 2015

Do you know where you are going when life here is over? It is the question nobody really wants to ask but we all really need to know the answer. I recently watched the movie, “American Sniper”, the story about U.S. Navy Seal Sniper Chris Kyle’s life. It dawned on me that as he was doing his required...

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God vs. Evolution - Are all created equal?

Posted by Rod Neufeld on July 1, 2015

How is that for a title? So the Pope and the President of the United States both believe in evolution of some sort. At least that is what they say in press conferences and such. They both also claim a belief in God. I have to say I have a problem with this line of thinking. To me it’s...

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An Aatheist

Posted by Rod Neufeld on May 27, 2015

Dear Atheist, Please don’t take offense, but, I don’t believe in you. I do not believe in the existence of a human that believes there is no God. In order to believe or not believe you need faith, if you have have faith you need something to have faith in! The fool hath said in his heart, There...

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Top Ten: #7. Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery - Be Faithful

Posted by Brad Quiring on March 4, 2015

At Abundant Life we are continuing with our series on The Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments reveal to us the character of God, show us where we have fallen short and then, with God’s direct help, bring us to the life that we are to live. 7. “Thou shalt not commit adultery” Exodus 20:14 (KJV) Marriage is the oldest “institution” since...

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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 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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