By Brad Quiring on May 20, 2018
Love stands out in most people's minds when they think of marriage. The image is usually rose-coloured romanticism but not real love. Romantic love definitely has its place in marriage, but the real love that God commands reflects the attitude of Jesus Christ. Marriage is the place where the husband and wife exercise true agape love for one another, sacrificially...
By Brad Quiring on May 13, 2018
God created marriage for two to become one. A man and a woman, two distinct people, both created in the image of God, brought together by God to become one. From the beginning, God said it was not good for man to be alone, so he worked his creation miracle to ensure that "alone" was not part of his original...
By Brad Quiring on May 6, 2018
Marriage was established by God for His Glory and to illustrate to the world his relationship with his people. He shows how he works and how believers should work with him in His Church and use that as the model for how husbands and wives work together in their marriage relationship.
By Bob McLaughlin, Salvation Today Ministries on April 29, 2018
Bob & Trudy McLaughlin of Salvation Today Ministries are with us this morning to make us ask and answer the question: "Why Should I Blend In When I Can and Should Stand Out?" God is working all around the world, but he works through all kinds of people, including us!
By Brad Quiring on April 22, 2018
"The Gospel is all About God" Acts 14:8-20. In their next stop of Lystra, Paul, Barnabas and their companions were given the opportunity to show the power of God and present the gospel. The reaction of the crowds in Lystra was completely unexpected. For many of us, we would love to take advantage of the opportunity, avoid trouble and come...
By Brad Quiring on April 15, 2018
The Power of God in the Gospel. Acts 14:1-20. The Gospel of Jesus isn't just a feel-good message to bring people some sense of hope. The very power of God is behind everything. This power moved history to the point of Jesus' dying for our sins, this power raised Jesus from the dead, this power destroys the authority of sin...
By Brad Quiring on April 8, 2018
When the Good News of Jesus is proclaimed, there are two reactions: accept or reject. No one can sit on the fence. If you really listen to the message you will hear and find the Truth. If you choose to not listen and hear what you want to hear, you will reject Life. Are you listening? Read Acts 13:13-52
By Brad Quiring on April 1, 2018
1 Corinthians 15:12-28. Jesus died on the cross. He was buried. Had he stayed in the grave, he would be no better or different than any other human. But Jesus rose again from the dead. Both the cross and the grave are empty because Jesus is alive. Because Jesus is alive, we are alive, too, through faith in the fact of...
By Brad Quiring on March 30, 2018
Isaiah 53 – Jesus was our substitute on the cross (Galatians 3:13). He took upon himself all of God’s righteous and holy punishment reserved for us.
By Brad Quiring on March 25, 2018
The cross was very costly for Jesus. It cost Him His life. It was costly for God the Father, as it cost Him His son. But all this was done out of love for us. What will our response be? Do we live for ourselves and today, or do we live for Someone who is so much higher and greater?...
By Brad Quiring on March 18, 2018
Jesus died for us to take away our sin nature and our sinful lifestyle. His death didn’t just take sin away, it gave us new life, a new self, a new being and a new purpose in life. We died with Christ so that we could become new. Galatians 2:19-21; Romans 6:1-14.
By Brad Quiring on March 11, 2018
The message of the cross, of Jesus’ substitutionary death, is the primary message. God turned the shame and curse of the cross into His glory and our salvation. This is what we proudly proclaim: The Gospel of Jesus is simple: Jesus died on the cross for our sins. That is all we have to announce. Hebrews 12:1-3; 1 Corinthians 1:17-18
By on March 4, 2018
God has called each one of us to serve. He has also called us to proclaim the message of Jesus. Both are to be done at the same time. Abundant Life is honoured to serve Jesus and proclaim His message by helping in our own city through Walls of Freedom. Those who are part of this great team will be...
By Brad Quiring on February 25, 2018
Genesis 22: God tested Abraham’s faith. This great test seemed to carry so many risks, but in the end, it was Abraham who grew to be as God had called him.
By Brad Quiring on February 18, 2018
Depression, anxiety, worry and fear overtake everyone of us at different times and stages of life. For some this comes with a situation, for others it is a constant medical condition. The greatest in the Bible, including Jesus, faced times of crushing emotions. Unfortunately, our society and churches have not dealt well with the raw, very human condition. On the...
By Brad Quiring on February 11, 2018
Romans 12:17-21. Jesus came to bring peace. Peace between people and God and peace between people. Since Adam and Eve's fall, conflict and unhealthy, unhelpful competition has existed between people. God sent Jesus to bring His peace to those who believe in Christ. This peace is not just the absence of conflict, "agreeing to disagree" or "let's just all get...
By Brad Quiring on February 4, 2018
Commitment to Bless One Another. Romans 12:9-16. God has given each one of us gifts, which we use with humility to honour God and benefit others. The question is, what does the "benefit others" look like? Blessing one another is an expression of love and it is shown in our relationships with others in the church and community. It means...
By Brad Quiring on January 28, 2018
Commitment to serve one another. Romans 12:6-8. Based on true worship and our humility, we take the gifts God has given us and we use them to serve one another in the church and the community. We make a commitment to learn, develop and practice for the glory of God and the benefit of others. Each of the gifts listed...
By Brad Quiring on January 21, 2018
Our salvation and our worship of God must translate into the way we live out life with other believers in Jesus Christ. We are in the same family, but we are diverse individuals. Created by God to be that way. Yet, we have also been created to be in perfect unity and harmony with one another through the work and...
By Bill Ehlers on January 14, 2018
Now that God has saved our souls, what is the next step? Our bodies and our minds. Worship is about God. Worship is giving ourselves completely to God and His way. Pastor Bill Ehlers is our guest speaker this Sunday as he helps us see what true worship is based on Romans 12:1-2.