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.
By Brad Quiring on January 7, 2018
My commitment to God is based on His covenant with me. I will seek to dedicate myself to Him with my whole heart and show that commitment through following His will and way. Colossians 2:16-17; 2 Timothy 2:22; Deuteronomy 10:14-15
By Brad Quiring on January 7, 2018
My commitment to God is based on His covenant with me. I will seek to dedicate myself to Him with my whole heart and show that commitment through following His will and way.
By Brad Quiring on December 24, 2017
We seem to be stuck in an endless cycle of problems, bad choices and the negative consequences of our selfishness. Who is going to save us from all this? God had a choice: leave us to our own devices or step in an offer us salvation. He chose salvation and provided it all through Jesus, whose name means, “God is...
By Brad Quiring on December 17, 2017
The modern definition of love is either extremely shallow and self-seeking or is set up as something that is so idealized it can never be attained. The reality is that love is something others’ focused and has been demonstrated by God’s gift to the world: Jesus. Love arrived at Christmas.
By Brad Quiring on December 10, 2017
There are very few things that thrill someone than to hear a child laugh out loud in pure joy! We all wish we could live with secure, confident, worry-free joy. The angels promised this to the shepherds on the first Christmas night and they delivered. Jesus is the source of joy, the deep sense of peace, contentment and hope that...
By Brad Quiring on December 3, 2017
Is peace merely the absence of conflict or is it something deeper? We seek peace on an international level and on the family level. We are even seeking peace within ourselves. We don’t want a lull in the battle, we want a life of true calm, tranquility and security. God promised that he would send someone who is described...
By Brad Quiring on November 26, 2017
News of terrorism, threats of violence, economic disaster stands is ready to pounce, unstable leadership and stifling religion. These aren’t just today’s depressing headlines, they were the headlines over 2600 years ago. In the midst of dark pessimism God promised to send someone who would bring true hope. That person was Jesus. Jesus is still the only one who...
By Brad Quiring on November 19, 2017
We read in the Bible that someone was sent to prepare the way for Jesus’ arrival. That person was John. He helped people be ready for Jesus. Christmas celebrates the arrival of Jesus. We’re also called to be ready for Jesus and to help others know why Jesus came.
By Jason Ryan on November 12, 2017
We are so pleased to partner with Voice of the Martyrs Canada once again to learn about and pray for persecuted Christians around the world. There are many countries where people have been imprisoned and killed for their faith in Jesus. It is illegal to even be a Christian. Please join us not just to be educated, but to consider...
By Brad Quiring on November 5, 2017
Salvation is a free gift from God, given by grace through faith in the person and work of Jesus. 1 Peter 3:8-12. While we benefit from this, it is ultimately for God’s glory. All this is brought to our attention and knowledge through the Bible, which is the Word of God. Now that we have this life, let’s live...