By Brad Quiring on June 16, 2019
We have the command from Jesus to share our faith. Most Christians really do want to share their faith. Our modern culture, though, has drifted so far from the true God, from church and the Bible that we cannot assume they know what we are talking about when we share our faith. We have to take the time and have...
By Brad Quiring on June 2, 2019
There are many ways to share the good news of Jesus. Why not start with your own encounter with Jesus. He has done so much for you...so share it! Acts 26:1-29 This Sunday is also Baptism Sunday! The story of baptism is the story of Jesus' work for us and in us. Share it!
By Brad Quiring on May 26, 2019
Salvation is free, but there is a cost to follow Jesus as His disciple. Our life is that: OURS. It is not to be ours as it was purchased by Jesus' own life to save us from our sins and the eternal punishment we deserve for being sinners. Our desire for preserving our comfort and doing our own thing only...
By Brad Quiring on May 19, 2019
Jesus said, "Follow Me" to Simon Peter, John, James, Andrew and Levi. He gives the same call to each one of us. How will we respond?
By Brad Quiring on May 12, 2019
Matthew 16:24-25 (NIV2011) "Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it." Salvation is free by grace and faith. There is a cost, though, to being...
By Brad Quiring on May 5, 2019
Matthew 16:24-25 (NIV2011), "Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it." Salvation is free, but there is a cost to being a disciple and going...
By Don Pickel on April 28, 2019
God has called every believer in Jesus to be His witnesses and proclaim the truth of Jesus to the whole world. Don Pickel from Assist will challenge us today to be the witnesses God has called and equipped us to be.
By Brad Quiring on April 21, 2019
Because of Jesus death, we've been saved from God's punishment for being completely messed up. Jesus cleans us up, not with a surface cleaning, rather a full change of life. Come join us for a celebration of new life through Jesus.
By Brad Quiring on April 19, 2019
The "Messed Up" series changes to Cleaned Up through the power, person and work of Jesus Christ. Good Friday is the day we recognize that Jesus’ died for our sins. Our sins made us impure and dirty before God. We were unworthy to be with God. But Jesus’ blood and his life make us completely clean from all sin.
By Brad Quiring on April 14, 2019
Sin has stripped away the confidence we have in who we are, right down to the very basic: am I male or female? What race am I? What is my "orientation"? In fact, our culture has so embraced these questions that people are left wondering what "normal" looks like. God created all life. He created all people in His wonderful...
By Brad Quiring on April 7, 2019
Life is sacred. God created all people in His image and is the one who determines life and death. God loves all people and it is his desire that all come to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. For this reason, we hold life as sacred. Not because we love babies and seniors, but because God made life sacred. We...
By Brad Quiring on March 31, 2019
Psalm 37:1-16. We want what is right, true and just. But it doesn’t happen in our world. Life is not fair because of sin in the world, which gives birth to evil actions. The true follower of Christ is marked by their faith in God and righteous behaviour, especially toward others, because that is what God desires.
By Brad Quiring on March 24, 2019
Relativism chooses every turn, every pace, every street, according to its own autonomous preferences, and submits to no truth. God's Word, the Bible, calls followers of Jesus to a much higher standard: the standard of Truth. Truth based on what God has established from a loving and wise heart and mind.
By Brad Quiring on March 17, 2019
Messed Up Gods – A Mess of Religion. On the surface, most religions look the same, but the difference is at the very heart and core of the belief system. How do we show truth in an age of pluralism? If Christ is the Only Way, what about everyone else? See how we've created a mess for ourselves by creating gods...
By Brad Quiring on March 7, 2019
We're beginning our new series called "Messed Up". This week has to do with the origin of sin and how it has affected everything. We'll look at answers to the question of "Why is there evil and disasters?", "Why do people do evil things?", "Why do bad things happen to good people?" and finally give the hope that is found...
By Wayne Eisbrenner, Executive Director Camp Nutimik on March 3, 2019
Abundant Life and Camp Nutimik have been partners since 1990. Camp Nutimik provides a safe, fun environment for children to learn about Jesus and life. It is also one of the best leadership development programs around, bringing young people in to learn servant leadership skills. Wayne Eisbrenner, Camp Executive Director, will be sharing how children matter to God. Mark 10:13-16
By Brad Quiring on February 24, 2019
Galatians 6:1-10. There are many needs in this world. God has called on us, who love Jesus Christ, to serve generously, and so fulfill the law of Christ Jesus
By Brad Quiring on February 17, 2019
2 Corinthians 2:6-8 and Philippians 4:14-20. Practical lessons on what it means to be a generous financial giver. Being informed, planning and giving. All to the glory of God to accomplish God's plan for our church and as individuals.
By Brad Quiring on February 10, 2019
Proverbs 11:23-30; 2 Corinthians 8:1-7. Those who are truly righteous in the Lord are generous with their money. They ensure needs are met in their family, the community and the church. But the key is to have full faith in and obedience to our generous God, who in turn, ensures that the generous person has enough to continue to be generous....
By Brad Quiring on February 3, 2019
We begin a new series this month: Gen-R-Us. We are to be generous. Generous with time, money and talents. We can be generous because God himself his generous. He gives us everything we need in abundance. He helps us in our times of need. He listens to us. He forgives us time and time again. This week we look at...