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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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When you can’t fix it

Posted by Rod Neufeld on March 23, 2017

We often find ourselves in situations we can no longer correct on our own. I think the real struggle is recognizing that we never really fix anything on our own. We like to think that we did it under our own steam, without assistance. We then get to openly brag about it or quietly glory in our problem-solving ability. Let...

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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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The Journey

Posted by Rod Neufeld on January 15, 2016

In preparing to make the journey to the Dominican Republic there have been many things going through my mind. Regardless of how much we want to focus on Christ above all things, our condition, the old nature, still has a habit of showing itself. We fret about making sure that have everything just right, we pack the right stuff, we...

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The God We Need

Posted by Rod Neufeld on November 19, 2015

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6 KJV We pray for Paris, we pray for Nigeria, we pray for Afghanistan, we pray for the world! When a reporter from CNN tells me to pray I am almost offended. You see the god that they...

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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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At a complete loss

Posted by Rod Neufeld on October 15, 2015

I cannot pick up a newspaper or watch the news. The things I see infuriate me. I cannot justify this all as “righteous anger” because much of it is just anger in the flesh. My intention is good but my follow-through and attitude can be horrible at times. Here is the problem; the Christian in me is offended by so...

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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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Prayer and the Christian life

Posted by Rod Neufeld on February 6, 2015

Our blog today is courtesy of Rod Neufeld, a member and leader at Abundant Life. And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples (Luke 11:1) We all do it, but do we truly understand...

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