Focus: Focus on the Holy Spirit

By Brad Quiring on January 31, 2016

He is talked about all through the Bible and we see him all over the place. He is part of the Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Yet Francis Chan calls him the "forgotten God." Who is the Holy Spirit? We feel a little uncomfortable partly because we just don’t understand God. The...

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Focus on Salvation through Jesus

By Brad Quiring on January 17, 2016

We have not glorified God because of our sinful nature and our sinful actions. We could not save ourselves from this, so God came and saved us by fulfilling his own Law and requirements. We are now saved - which means we have escaped punishment, we are declared innocent by God, and we are now in an eternal relationship with...

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Focus: Focus on our Sin

By Brad Quiring on January 10, 2016

In our minds we think of sin as the “naughty” things we think, say and do. That these things aren’t quite “right” or “proper” in most cases. We categorize sins on a scale from “improper” to “hell-condemnation serious”. The Bible deals with both our acts and our nature. Today we look at the the sinful nature. Without understanding the...

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Focus: Focus on God’s Glory

By Brad Quiring on January 3, 2016

God is the Creator and Lord of everything. He is great, wise, powerful, just, holy, love and truth. The sum of these attributes describes God’s Glory. His very essence and being is glory. Everything God says and does is for his glory. Therefore our focus has to be God and His Glory.

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Finding Bethlehem: Mind the Light

By Brad Quiring on December 24, 2015

Jesus is the light of life and he has made us the light of the world. Therefore, it is our job to shine the light of peace, hope and love into our dark world. Join us as we celebrate the culmination of our Christmas celebrations as we celebrate the light of life in our world.

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Finding Bethlehem: Precious Memories

By Brad Quiring on December 20, 2015

Christmas brings up powerful memories. Christmas should also create powerful and precious memories that remind us of that which is truly important: that we need a Saviour in Jesus, that we do have a Saviour in Jesus and that we need to share the Saviour Jesus with others.

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Finding Bethlehem: Love Came Down in Bethlehem

By Brad Quiring on December 13, 2015

The love of God shown through Jesus is different from all other kinds of love this world offers. God’s love is more powerful than fame, force and money. Come discover the source of this love and how to give it to others.

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Finding Bethlehem: Christ Came to Set Us Free

By Brad Quiring on December 6, 2015

Jesus came to set us free from the prison of our sin, selfishness and temptations. He has now sent us out into the world as his instruments of compassion, love and peace to help all who are in need. Join us to understand how Jesus frees us from sin, hate and apathy.

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Finding Bethlehem: Bethlehem or Bedlam

By Brad Quiring on November 29, 2015

Jesus brings peace and serenity in the midst of chaos and disquiet in our lives. We find this peace by discovering who God is and what he is like, discovering how to relate to others and discovering what really matters in life. Join us to find the real spirit and meaning of Christmas in the course of our sometimes hectic...

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Community: Community of Leaders

By Brad Quiring on November 22, 2015

We highly value balanced leadership. God raises up leaders who give guidance and direction to the church and its ministries. A community needs structure and God has called us to lead and to be followers in His community. But we do things differently with a different goal. Join us as we see what God is doing to create leadership in...

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Missions’ Special - Walls of Freedom Winnipeg

By Jim Wiseman on November 15, 2015

We pray and give generously to help ensure the great message of Jesus goes to all the world. We think of those far away who need to hear of Christ’s love and we respond. But what about the ones just down the road from us? What about the great spiritual and physical needs in our own city of Winnipeg?...

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

By Jason Ryan - Voice of the Martyrs on November 8, 2015

For centuries and all around the world the community of followers of Jesus Christ have suffered because they believed in Jesus and lived out their faith. Even today, millions live under the threat of ridicule, job loss, denial of opportunities, imprisonment, torture and even death simply because they reject false teachings are follow the truth of Jesus. Today we will...

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Community: Community of Authentic Relationships

By Brad Quiring on November 1, 2015

We highly value authentic relationships. Christ established his church as a community of believers who care for and nurture each other in their faith. How will the world know we truly are a community that belongs to Jesus? By the love that we actively show to one another.

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Community: Community in the Community

By Brad Quiring on October 25, 2015

Every true believer in Jesus Christ is part of the BIG Community called "The Church". The Church is represented by smaller communities, churches, all over the world. Abundant Life is one of those communities. These Communities of Jesus Christ followers are located in cities, towns, municipalities, also known as "communities". The questions we need to ask ourselves are, do our...

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Community: Community of Good News

By Kevin Trembley on October 18, 2015

We highly value intentional evangelism and discipleship. The bad news is that because of our sin, we are without hope and without God, separated from him for all eternity. The good news is that Jesus died to pay for our sins and God, in his grace, has given us eternal life with him and hope for today through faith in...

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Community: Community that Grows: Discipleship

By Brad Quiring on October 11, 2015

We highly value intentional evangelism and discipleship. God gave us the call to help one another grow in Christian maturity. As followers of Jesus, we are given the call and the resources to take someone from being a complete unbeliever to a full follower of Jesus Christ who continues this great work with others. This is how the community grows.

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Community: Community of Biblical Teaching

By Brad Quiring on October 4, 2015

The Bible is God’s inspired word and our foundation for living in community. Proclaiming God’s word is a means by which we achieve deeper Bible knowledge and should result in transformed lives. Who are the preachers and teachers in the community? All of us! Our community grows together as we teach one another as God teaches us from...

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Community: Community of Worship

By Brad Quiring on September 27, 2015

We highly value genuine worship. Worship goes far beyond music. Worship is our lifestyle. We worship God to acknowledge who He is so that we bring honour and glory to His name. Everything we think, say and do is to be an act of worship to God.

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Community: Community of Prayer

By Brad Quiring on September 20, 2015

We highly value 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 God and the expression of our total dependence on him.

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Community: Community

By Brad Quiring on September 13, 2015

Community all starts with Jesus. It exists through the work of Jesus. It has its ultimate goal to honour Jesus. This community is called “The Church” and has nothing to do with buildings, programs, institutions or styles. It has everything to do with Jesus who put it together. This world-wide community finds its representation in us right here at Abundant...

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