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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

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...

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Only: Living only for God

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...

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Only: Only the the Glory of God

By Brad Quiring on October 29, 2017

We live for the glory of God alone. Colossians 3:16-17. Everything in this universe, everything in our lives, everything that is said and done is to be done for the glory of God alone. God made everything for His glory. He saved us from our sins and gave us forgiveness and eternal hope for His own glory. God's not an...

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Only: Only Christ

By Brad Quiring on October 22, 2017

Colossians 1:13-20. Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Savior, and King. He is the creator of all things, He is Lord over all things. He saved us from our sins through His person and His work. Jesus truly is THE Way, THE Truth and THE LIFE. No one comes to the Father BUT BY HIM.

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Only: Only Grace

By Brad Quiring on October 15, 2017

We are saved by the grace of God alone. Ephesians 2:1-10. Grace is a free, undeserved gift from God. We do not earn it, we just receive it because God gives it to us through Jesus Christ.

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Only: Sola Fide - Only Faith

By Brad Quiring on October 8, 2017

Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” We are saved through faith in Jesus Christ alone. We are saved by believing and placing our trust in the person and work of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible. We are saved by faith, not by...

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Only: Sola Scriptura - Only Scripture

By Brad Quiring on October 1, 2017

2 TImothy 3:16-17. The Bible is of divine origin and is the only authority for our individual lives and our churches. From the Bible we discover God's heart and will, the definition of good and evil and the way to salvation and truth. The Bible is to be studied and obeyed. Truth can be found in many things, but only the...

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Focus on Union Gospel Mission

By Jeff Gilfillan on September 24, 2017

Abundant Life and Union Gospel Mission (UGM) have been partners for years as we all obey Christ’s command to be kind, compassionate and practically helpful to those in need. UGM’s Development Manager Jeff Gilfillan joins us this Sunday to challenge us not just about supporting UGM in prayer and practical service, but also about our responsibility to serve...

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Focus on Union Gospel Mission

By Gilbert Plante on September 24, 2017

Gilbert Plante is director of the Family Life Centre of Union Gospel Mission. Abundant Life is pleased to welcome our friend back as he will challenge us on putting our faith in Christ into service for the community, the very community in which we live.

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Prayer: The Attitude of the Action

By Brad Quiring on September 17, 2017

Prayer is a key part of being a follower of God. In fact, from what we see in the Old and New Testaments, prayer is essential. We cannot call ourselves believers in Jesus or followers of God without incorporating prayer as a priority action in our life. It is an action, but there is an attitude behind it. Jesus addresses...

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Ministry Launch Sunday

By Brad Quiring on September 10, 2017

Abundant Life launches its new ministry year on September 10. So, what is the best thing to do for my church? Be there, serve and pray. Romans 12:3-8 and Hebrews 13:15-17 give us our guide.

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The Whole Picture: Hard Work

By Brad Quiring on September 3, 2017

2 Timothy 2:15 Work hard to attain God’s goals, beyond just studying the Bible – James 1:22. Our good works do not save us, but God does have good works planned for us when we have been saved. Studying the Bible and putting it into practice can be a battle, it can be hard work. Living the life God has called us to...

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The Whole Picture: The True Consequence of “Skipping Church”

By Brad Quiring on August 27, 2017

Hebrews 10:23-25: This is the traditional thought: “Good Christians never miss church. If you miss church you are in sin because church is for your growth and learning and you’ll end up suffering.” According to the Bible, when we habitually neglect getting together as believers, the whole body suffers. It’s far more than getting together on Sunday. The...

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The Whole Picture: The Escape

By Brad Quiring on August 20, 2017

1 Corinthians 10:13 Temptation to sin comes in many forms. Tests of our faith are constantly there. Our integrity is always under attack. Satan is at the forefront of these attacks and he always is dirty and vicious in his dealings with us. He wants to completely destroy us. We are never able to handle temptation. That's why we need God and...

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The Whole Picture: True Healing

By Brad Quiring on August 13, 2017

Isaiah 53:5: By Christ’s stripes we are healed from the eternal sickness of sin and all its consequences. Physical healing is one of the tools with which God works in our lives. It can be a sign of his undeniable power. Isaiah 53 is a powerful chapter in the Bible as it predicts not only Jesus coming to the earth, it...

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The Whole Picture: The True Abundant Life

By Brad Quiring on August 6, 2017

August 6 – John 10:10 The truly abundant life IN CHRIST is our salvation. Satan comes to destroy us in every way. There are many who say they care about us, but no one can truly protect, help and heal but Jesus. Jesus gave his life to give us life, a life that is far beyond our temporary conditions here on the earth....

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The Whole Picture: All Things Work Together for Good

By Brad Quiring on July 30, 2017

Romans 8:28. All things work together for “good”: ACCORDING TO GOD’S PLAN FOR US. The entire universe has been affected by sin. Nothing truly works right in this creation because we have chosen to be slaves to sin, therefore God subjected everything to frustration and loss. This is a direct consequence of a sinful nature and sinful actions. Yet all...

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The Whole Picture: God’s Good Plan for You

By Brad Quiring on July 23, 2017

Jeremiah 29:11. A prosperous spiritual life coming out of God’s discipline in our lives. God DOES have a wonderful plan for our lives. That plan may very well include some strong discipline has God changes the direction of our lives to line up with his perfect plan. God spoke through the prophet Jeremiah to Israel. He clearly told them how...

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The Whole Picture: All Things Through Christ

By Brad Quiring on July 16, 2017

Philippians 4:13: We can do all things through Christ. All things while being persecuted and weakened by the battle against sin and opposition. We can do all things through Christ when we have nothing but success and help. It begins with our dependence on Christ It continues through our contentment in Christ. Read ahead to Philippians 4:10-13

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Ignite!: Igniting Cooperation

By Brad & Lori Quiring on July 9, 2017

Pastor Brad and Lori are back from their trip to Europe, where they spent time with Abundant Life's missionaries Marvin and Heidi Schmidt. It was a time to be together with the missionaries and pastors who are working to proclaim the message of Jesus in their country, with the goal of establishing churches that will proclaim Jesus throughout the world....

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